rock-and-roll

Nu Metal Tried to Warn Us About Male Rage, But Instead We Laughed at Their Masks

A reappraisal of the genre is no joke; it’s actually a worthwhile study of male anxiety, fear and other difficult-to-express emotions from the early aughts

Why ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ Keeps Hitting

One of the best-known samples reveals that music is a flat circle

Little Richard Invented Sexual Fluidity in Rock ’n’ Roll

Hits like ‘Tutti Frutti’ only tell part of the story with this groundbreaking artist, whose outrageous sense of style and untamed carnal desire are as explosive as they were 65 years ago

Why White People Love Watching Black People React to Classic Rock

These ‘first reaction’ videos have become a bizarre YouTube phenomenon — sparking commenters to talk about uniting against racism. Is this actually… good?