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The Pop Chart Battle of Cardi B versus Taylor Swift Is a Metaphor for Race Relations in Trump's America 

Summer 2017 brought us indelible scenes of racial tension in America: monuments to Confederate generals toppled and torch-wielding white nationalists marched, while families were ripped apart by armed government agents and a woman died protesting bigotry. Fall begins in one week, and as we close out the hottest season…

The Number One Song In The Country Is Mostly in Spanish and Has Italian Millionaire-Approved Dance Moves 

Earlier this year, in January, Puerto Rican artists Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee dropped a reggaeton-tinged track titled “Despacito.” Sexy, smooth, dancey, the song debuted at number 2 on Billboard’s “Hot Latin Songs” chart and then quickly went on to top the charts of 27 countries. And now, according to Billboard, the…

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