News & Magazines

Quick Reads about Pop Culture
View All
3 min read

JAY Z AND BEYONCE The Twins Are Here!

For a long while Jay Z and Beyoncé were the proud parents of one adorable kid, regulars at Brooklyn pizza joints and Knicks games and firmly in an Empire State of mind. But over the past year and a half, the R&B royals and 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy have gradually shifted their lives west to Los Angeles. Leaving behind their 8,300-sq.-ft. Tribeca penthouse and a slew of sweet Manhattan memories—Beyoncé gave birth to Blue at a swanky Upper East Side hospital—the former New York mainstays made the change for one very important reason: their expanding family. After setting Instagram ablaze in F
2 min read
Pop Culture

Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dead At 41

Chester Bennington, one of the lead singers for the band Linkin Park and a former singer for Stone Temple Pilots, has died. His death was confirmed to NPR Thursday afternoon by the Los Angeles County Coroner's office, which said that his body was discovered at a house in the 2800 block of Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles and that investigators are currently on the scene. The death is "being looked at as a possible suicide at this time," according to Brian Elias of the coroner's office. Bennington was 41 years old. Linkin Park member Mike Shinoda posted that he is "shocked and heartbroken" a
8 min read

The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

This list, of the greatest albums made by women between 1964 and the present, is an intervention, a remedy, a correction of the historical record and hopefully the start of a new conversation. Compiled by nearly 50 women from across NPR and the public radio system and produced in partnership with Lincoln Center, it rethinks popular music to put women at the center. In the late 1970s, women across America sat in circles, speaking and listening intently. These simple acts of consciousness-raising were fundamental to second-wave feminism, throwing the light of everyday experience upon the false
Alex P., Scribd Editor
From the Editors

Charming as all get out…

Charming and hilarious, these essays cover everything—from her young start on Broadway to her mixed feelings about “Twilight”—with candor and humor. Kendrick might be scrappy, but she's definitely no nobody.