The 2017 VMAs Were Beyond Saving

The fact summer as a season won’t alter any time soon. So long as this planet orbits the sun, there will be a point in its orbit where it’s closest to the great star, and the period time marked by the quarter-orbit following that point will be summer: That much …

Hear Taylor Swift’s New Song, ‘Look What You Made Me Do’

May the next Taylor Swift era ficially commence: As promised after much anticipation following a week teases that saw the polarizing superstar embrace the snake some say she’s become, Taylor has released the first single from her forthcoming sixth album Reputation. “Look What You Made Do” is her first solo …

20 Fun Fiction Books to Read at the Beach, As Chosen by Authors

This week, Vulture is providing Summer Selections: picks for the best beach-worthy books, comics, music, and podcasts the past 18 months, as chosen by creators that entertainment. Today we’re highlighting fiction books; here’s our panel: ALEXANDER CHEE Alexander Chee is the author The Queen the Night. JENNY HAN Jenny Han …

Linkin Park’s Website Now Includes Suicide-Prevention Resources

Chester Bennington. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty s Following the death lead singer Chester Bennington, Linkin Park has created a page on the band’s ficial website dedicated to suicide prevention. Bennington, 41, hanged himself in Los Angeles on July 20. The singer had openly discussed his traumatic youth and his drug and …

Selena Gomez Released ‘Fetish,’ a New Track Featuring Gucci Mane

Selena Gomez. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty s With Selena Gomez’s music hiatus fully in the past, the former Disney star continues her comeback with a new song, “Fetish.” The track features Gucci Mane, and follows on the success “Bad Liar,” her Talking Head-sampling seductive pop hit. Previously, Gomez teased the “Fetish” …

Thom Yorke Once Again Defends Radiohead’s Israel Concert

Yorke. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty s for Coachella With Radiohead’s much-maligned concert in Israel a week away, Thom Yorke has issued another statement defending the band’s decision to play Tel Aviv despite complaints from human-rights activists. This time, Yorke says that Radiohead does not support the politics Israel’s prime minister. “Playing …

Nicki Minaj Receives the Key to Queens

Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty s It’s no Best Female Hip-Hop Artist award, but one could argue it’s even better. Queens Borough President Melinda Katz would probably make that argument, for example, since it was she who gifted Nicki Minaj with a Key to the City. Minaj, who grew up in South …

Michelle Obama Sings the Praises of Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty s Chance the Rapper may have donated $1 million to Chicago’s public schools out the goodness his big, caring heart, but surely gaining a flattering shout-out from former FLOTUS Michelle Obama was an added perk to that good deed. After Chance announced his personal …