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Here’s what you need to know about the 2022 Grammys — the lessons, storylines, triumphs and irritations that defined the very long night.
Pop Culture Happy Hour listeners voted on the top movies of all time to win best picture at the Oscars.
From Sharon Jones to Amy Grant, ‘tis the season to revisit our best seasonal Tiny Desk performances.
Backed by a band assembled just for this occasion, the breakthrough pop icon performs three joyfully showy songs from Cuz I Love You.
This year’s telecast served up a string of satisfying winners, memorable performances and a GIF sure to endure until roughly the moment life on earth is extinguished.
His songs could sound tortured, weary, angry, knowing, defiant. But Tom Petty’s music also possessed a great capacity for hard-won warmth.
The Handmaid’s Tale, Big Little Lies, Saturday Night Live, Veep and Atlanta all won multiple awards in major categories, on a night that rarely strayed far from current events.
The congresswoman’s recent testimony, including a phrase (“I’m reclaiming my time”) that went viral, is now a song by Mykal Kilgore, who loops his voice to form a virtual gospel choir.
“Die With You” has been around since 2015, but it’s newly packaged with a video depicting the endlessly dissected love affair between Beyoncé and Jay Z.
Just in time for Friday’s inauguration, Arcade Fire and Mavis Staples team up to deliver a message for all elected officials: “I give you power / I can take it away.”
On this week’s All Songs Considered, Bob Boilen and Stephen Thompson play the first single from Regina Spektor’s latest album, new rap from Hamilton’s Daveed Diggs and more.
MTV turns 35 Monday, and is marking the occasion with a channel called MTV Classic, which will air MTV programming from the 1990s and 2000s.
Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson discuss the way Prince changed music, supported other artists, defied creative constraints and challenged the notion of what it means for a pop singer to rebel.
All Things Considered’s film critic Bob Mondello joins the panel for the annual Oscars omnibus. The gang discuss all the best picture nominees, a number of the performances, and recommend some movies that the academy overlooked.