February 10, 2012 Call it drama in real life — where Fox's long-running show offers rags-to-riches fantasy, NBC's singing contest doesn't shy away from the hard work that goes into the dream of pop stardom.
February 3, 2012 The show is effecting established artists' careers just as much as it's birthing new ones.
January 27, 2012 A modest proposal for reinvigorating the struggling, but still-relevant, singing competition.
January 25, 2012 A new compilation of 75 covers, made for Amnesty International, highlights the hidden value in Dylan's less-than-iconic songs.
January 20, 2012 The star-making singing contest still shows us what pop means to a huge number of Americans.
January 19, 2012 The first sample of the rocker's new album, Wrecking Ball, features soaring new wave sounds and cutting political commentary.
January 13, 2012 This week, alternative rock's bible, SPIN magazine, announced that it would eliminate the standard short album review from the magazine. In 2012 the magazine's writers will assess 1,500 albums, each via a single post on Twitter.
December 26, 2011 Pop has hardly just developed this pretty potty mouth. But never have so many artists spilled profanity so blissfully, or embraced salaciousness with such ease.