pop-culture

What We Meant When We Said ‘Hey, It’s the ’90s’

Our expectations for the decade (and beyond) were doomed from the very start

The Embarrassing 1,000-Year History of the Male Power Ballad

While power ballads have plenty in common with the Romanticism of the 1800s, their roots go all the way back to the 11th century

The Best Pop Culture References You Might Have Missed in ‘Solar Opposites’

When a show throws everything at you from He-Man to ‘Renaissance Man,’ it’s easy to miss a few along the way

Lindsay Lohan Never Got Enough Respect as a Musician

Lohan’s career in music is all but forgotten — but in the early aughts, she was the problematic punk princess of pop. Is the ‘Mean Girls’ star primed for a comeback?