At Top Magazines, Black Representation Remains a Work in Progress

Last summer’s racial reckoning brought calls for an industrywide overhaul in fashion. But change is slow.

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Juneteenth Is a Federal Holiday Now. Can It Still Be Black?

Juneteenth is now a national holiday. But is it for everyone?

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Finding the Right Recipe for a Happy Life

Jamila Ross and Akino West met as culinary students. They communicated through their love for food. A little therapy helped, too.

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‘Before I Let Go’ is a Black Anthem and the Song of Every Summer

It’s a Black anthem and the song of every summer.

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The Grammys Discover Youth

A pandemic awards show that seemed poised to disappoint ended up pivoting instead, shifting its focus to women, hip-hop and most crucially, the next generation.

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Beyoncé in Schiaparelli at the Grammys

The singer made history, and Schiaparelli dressed her for it.

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The Best and Worst of the 2021 Grammy Awards

Megan Thee Stallion owned the stage, struggling indie venues got a much needed spotlight and the event proved a pandemic awards show doesn’t have to look like a video conference.

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Blue Ivy Carter Wins Her First Grammy Award

The mother-daughter duo won in the best music video category for “Brown Skin Girl,” which appears on the visual album “Black Is King.”

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The Weeknd Boycotts Future Grammys as 2021 Show Nears

The event on Sunday will address the challenges of a music industry hit hard by the pandemic. The Weeknd, who was snubbed, says he will boycott the awards going forward, in a sign of continuing friction with artists.

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Who Will Win Record of the Year at the Grammys? Let’s Discuss.

Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa and more will face off Sunday. In this special “Diary of a Song” episode, critics for The New York Times break down the show’s premier category.

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Diary of a Song Breaks Down the Grammys

Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa and more will face off this weekend for record of the year. In this special Diary of a Song episode, The New York Times’ pop music team dissects the award show’s premiere category.

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TikTok Is Behind Your Favorite Pop Star Remix. Here’s How.

After a song by an unknown gains attention on the app, a trend-hopping remix with a superstar usually isn’t far behind.

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One Big Pop Star + One Big Pop Star = an Easier Path to No. 1

Major artists looking to top the Hot 100 this year turned to a familiar formula made all the more powerful by the proliferation of fandoms online.

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Best Songs of 2020

Tracks responding to real-time events and a spectrum of moods captured the hodgepodge feelings of life in lockdown.

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Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa Dominate 2021 Grammy Nominations

The major categories include some surprising, lesser-known names and notable absences as a Recording Academy in transition plans its pandemic awards show.

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Capri, Famous Vacation Spot, Touched by Coronavirus

Visitors from the United States make up the largest share of foreign tourists on the Italian island, and this year their absence is denting local businesses.

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Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’: Let’s Discuss

Six critics on the visual album rooted in her “Lion King”-inspired record “The Gift,” a grand statement of African-diaspora pride and creative power.

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Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’ Is No Secret, but Still Comes With Mystery

Her latest project is her first with Disney+: a visual album connected to the music she oversaw for the “Lion King” remake. And as usual, she’s captured fans’ attention by saying little.

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You May Not Know These 15 Songs. But You’ve Heard Them.

Artists like Edwin Birdsong and Ballin’ Jack aren’t household names, but their music is instantly recognizable as the samples behind hit pop songs.

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At the BET Awards, Putting Black Designers in the Spotlight

The red carpet didn’t exactly return. But fashion did.

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What Now? Advice for the Class of 2020

Barack and Michelle Obama, Beyoncé and other luminaries on how to move forward with conviction and hope.

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Art That Confronts and Challenges Racism: Start Here

Our writers suggest works that illuminate and tackle issues of police brutality, social injustice and racial inequity.

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Fiona Ex Machina

Fiona Apple blows our minds, again.

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Lady Gaga’s One World Concert: Pop Music Faces the Coronavirus in Prime Time

Lady Gaga, the Rolling Stones, Billie Eilish and more took over the major networks for a Global Citizen event celebrating essential workers and supporting the World Health Organization.

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