The titular track of Troye Sivan’s long-anticipated second album “Bloom” is the exact type of song that would soundtrack the third-act montage of a rom-com. […]
September 21, 2018
What ever happened to The Female Pop Star? With Drake, Post Malone and other rappers utterly dominating the Billboard charts, the hit-making titans of yesteryear […]
September 7, 2018
Taylor Swift is pop culture’s most problematic fav: when she’s not demonizing black men, appropriating other cultures or making colonial music videos, she’s producing certifiable […]
December 1, 2017
“I’ve got too many people left to prove wrong,” she begins. This time around, there are no synthesizers, drums or Pitbull features: just Kesha’s voice, her raw voice, to introduce us to her third studio album “Rainbow.” The intro track, aptly titled “Bastards,” wastes no time beating around the bush, confronting the highly publicized subtext — including sexual assault, legal court battles and a trending #FreeKesha — that almost prevented the album from existing in the first place. She insists: “They won’t break my spirit, I won’t let ‘em win/I’ll keep on living the way I wanna live.”
September 22, 2017
As an undergraduate, I wear many hats: political science major, New Haven citizen and proud Branfordian. But the ones that affect my everyday existence the […]
August 30, 2017
Going into the new year, it’s time again to reevaluate the model minority myth and fight the tangible harm that it does to Asians as well as other minorities.
January 31, 2017
In the first video in a two-part series about the country’s largest independent student-run service organization, YTV Reporter Wayne Zhang unpacks the question of how […]
April 11, 2016
Just before New York Fashion Week, Yale students teamed up to showcase their style. Wayne Zhang ’18 reports on Y Fashion House’s show: “Synesthesia: Be […]
February 10, 2016
“I love villains — they’re the best characters in movies, right?”
October 30, 2015
As the temperature dips below 70 and bursts of orange and yellow begin to dot Hillhouse, let’s reflect on some of the best songs from summer 2015.
October 2, 2015
Legitimizing Jepsen as a real pop star is the raison d’être of her third studio album, E*MO*TION. Jepsen accomplishes this difficult task with class, rising to the occasion sonically, aesthetically and lyrically.
September 11, 2015