music |

The Avalanches Are Back... Or Are They?

On April 11, a dark and dusty (but not forgotten) corner of the Internet flickered back to life as, without announcement, a simple banner was posted to Facebook. There was no caption and no explanation—only a black satin flag embroidered with a golden butterfly, classic symbolism reserved for the most dramatic of transformations…




radar |

Laura Jane Grace On That Time She Burned Her Birth Certificate On Stage

Laura Jane Grace has decided to open up about her highly publicized show in North Carolina, where she memorably said goodbye to gender by burning her birth certificate on stage. The Against Me! frontwoman, who herself identifies as transgender, hails from North Carolina and had no intention of canceling her show, as many of her fellow artists have done in protest of the state's controversial anti-LGBT law…

music |

Flume And Beck Made The Trippiest Song

We're always game for random collaborations like Willow Smith and Michael Cera, but to hear Flume team up with Beck? We never saw that one coming, but we totally needed it. Both artists collaborated on the track "Tiny Cities," which is featured on Flume's forthcoming album, Skin…

fashion |

18 Flattering High-Waisted Swimsuits We Love

Memorial Day Weekend is approaching, which means soon it’ll be time to put on a bathing suit. Whether you’re planning on basking in the sun poolside all summer or taking some time off for a trip to the beach, swim season is basically here whether we’re ready or not…


music |

17 Music Acts On The Best Festivals They've Ever Been To

For touring artists, the summer festival season can be a breather from the lonely and sometimes isolating grind of hopping between traditional music venues. It gives them the chance to see a host of other acts they otherwise might not catch, mingle with their fellow artists backstage, and if they're lucky, soak in some actual sun…


fashion |

Meet Dior's Newest Designer

Is Rihanna actually the sci-fi princess of our dreams? Just when you thought she was just starting to prove herself to be a rising force in the fashion industry—designing her first full Fenty Puma by Rihanna collection and signing a three-year deal as contributing creative director for Stance socks—she’s now taken it a step further: designing futuristic sunglasses collection for Dior. The Rihanna x Dior collection is comprised of six variations of mirrored, space-age sunnies in different shades: silver, pink, blue, green, and red (all at $840 a pop)…






guys |

Jay Z Finally Responded To Beyoncé's 'Lemonade'

You knew that when Jay Z finally addressed his wife Beyoncé's album Lemonade, it would come in the form of a verse. That time is now, as the rapper, like a unicorn emerging from the forest, made an unexpected guest appearance on a remix of Fat Joe and Remy Ma's hit "All the Way Up," and wasted no time mentioning the album…

beauty |

I Started My Morning Off With A Crystal Therapy Facial

My affinity for crystals is pretty undeniable (I carry a sachet full of crystals in my purse everywhere I go and have them meticulously placed all over my room), so when it was brought to my attention that there is such a thing as a crystal therapy facial—combining both my enthusiasm for beauty and crystals into one—I naturally jumped at the opportunity. Negin Niknejad is the founder of JustBe Skin Line as well as an aesthetician, Reiki healer, and an herbal apprentice…