In trying to tell Mercury’s queer story through his straight bandmates’ eyes, the new Queen biopic ends up saying almost nothing at all.

Pier Dominguez • 17 days ago

Swift’s statement about the midterm elections has come at a moment when her political silence was becoming more costly to her than any potential backlash.

Pier Dominguez • One month ago

Lady Gaga is the kind of multifaceted pop star A Star Is Born doesn’t quite know how to portray, but her talent both brings Ally to life and proves that Gaga’s star is still rising. (Spoilers for the movie).

Pier Dominguez • One month ago

Exploring sex, gender, and desire in his new album, Bloom, Sivan has staged an unprecedented kind of queer coming-of-age as a pop star.

Pier Dominguez • 2 months ago

As reality television demands more and more drama, the Real Housewives of New York cast member remains one of the most compelling and controversial characters in the genre.

Pier Dominguez • 2 months ago

New films about Alexander McQueen, André Leon Talley, and Kevyn Aucoin raise complex questions about how their identities have shaped their work and lives.

Pier Dominguez • 2 months ago

By showcasing the pettiest instincts and deepest insecurities of its suitors, The Bachelorette offers a fascinating commentary on contemporary masculinity.

Pier Dominguez • 3 months ago

Grande has discovered her sweet spot in a landscape littered with other pop stars whose attempts to stay relevant have hit the wrong note.

Pier Dominguez • 4 months ago

Whitney offers a more complex portrait of the family that both aided Houston's rise and contributed to her downfall.

Pier Dominguez • 4 months ago

New series that reexamine the cases of Casey Anthony and Darlie Routier raise questions about their trials, and about our fascination with the bad moms of true crime.

Pier Dominguez • 4 months ago

Thirty years ago, Abdul’s debut album sparked her brief reign as the dancing, MTV-dominating princess of pop. Today, it’s worth another listen.

Pier Dominguez • 5 months ago

Pose, rooted in the drag ball culture of '80s Harlem, tells intersectional stories that highlight how limited most mainstream television still is.

Pier Dominguez • 5 months ago

That Summer circles the legend of Big and Little Edie Beale, who confound and intrigue us as much now as they did in 1976.

Pier Dominguez • 6 months ago

Aguilera’s last two albums failed to gain traction, and the unveiling of her new music suggests that she’s still not sure how to find her place in the pop landscape.

Pier Dominguez • 6 months ago

In going public as someone who lives with bipolar disorder, the pop star has reclaimed her own narrative and highlighted how the public conversation around mental health and female celebrity is rapidly shifting.

Pier Dominguez • 7 months ago

ABC’s reincarnated Idol is nearly identical to the original, and a new panel of celebrity judges can’t compensate for the changing realities that made the show’s promise of blockbuster stardom impossible to keep.

Pier Dominguez • 8 months ago

The party-girl heiress who defined aughts celebrity culture never made the leap to an age of reality stardom where nothing is private, and everything is content.

Pier Dominguez • 8 months ago

Though she didn't get the grand prize on Big Brother: Celebrity Edition, Omarosa exploited the show’s intimacy to show off her more sympathetic side.

Pier Dominguez • 8 months ago

The backlash to Mars' big win at the Grammys highlights the way his unapologetic corniness runs counter to expectations for how “cool” artists should express themselves.

Pier Dominguez • 9 months ago

The former Fifth Harmony member suddenly has the No. 1 album and single in the country, and she’s created her big pop moment by both playing to and departing from expectations.

Pier Dominguez • 9 months ago