Nine Inch Nails, Frank Ocean, Tame Impala to headline NYC’s Panorama fest

Nine Inch Nails, Frank Ocean, and A Tribe Called Quest are among the acts set to play Panorama, New York’s answer to Coachella. The festival, which takes place on Randall’s Island at the end of July, unveiled its lineup today. In addition to the aforementioned acts, it will feature Solange, Tame Impala, Alt-J, Belle &…

Always room for improvement: 17 resolutions for pop culture in 2017

As we enter a New Year, it’s time for each of us to take unflinching stock of ourselves, then reflect upon the aspects that could stand to be improved so that we might all lead lives that are happier, healthier, and more productive. But frankly, that sounds too hard. So let’s think about how pop culture can better…

The year that broke: 16 ways 2016 let us down

The “Fuck 2016” meme didn’t emerge from a void (although it could have, given the current media climate), but rather from the ceaseless parade of jaw-dropping absurdity that’s delivered primarily on social media and is still technically referred to as “the news.” If 2015 was a year defined by outrage, the prevailing…

The A.V. Club’s 20 best albums of 2016

There’s no easy way to summarize the year in music given how much of it took us by surprise. High-profile albums would be announced with little warning, arriving on streaming services in a flash, and dominate the cultural conversation until the next one came along. Similarly, some of the most innovative names in music…

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