Coming out and coming of age: 5 of our favorite LGBTQ+ teens on TV today

This August marks the 25th anniversary of the debut of My So-Called Life, the short-lived but influential teen drama that was also one of the first network shows to have a gay character as a series regular. Rickie Vasquez (Wilson Cruz) faced some of the same adolescent woes as his peers Angela Chase (Claire Danes) and…

Vampire Weekend, Flying Lotus, and Carly Rae Jepsen lead a massive May in new music

May is, by sheer volume, the year’s biggest month for music yet, with long-awaited new releases from Carly Rae Jepsen, Vampire Weekend, and Flying Lotus leading the pack. YG, The National, Mac DeMarco, and Charly Bliss all return as well, alongside promising debuts from Ian Noe and Pronoun. That’s not to mention…

“Come Back” to earth with the new single by Naytronix, a.k.a. Tune-Yards’ Nate Brenner

As one half of Oakland duo Tune-Yards, Nate Brenner is well-seasoned at making prismatic noise-pop with a conscience. But where his work with Merrill Garbus for the last near-decade has been more extroverted and outspoken, Brenner’s solo project, Naytronix, has largely existed behind a cool psych haze. That changes…

Lollapalooza enlists cute doggos to announce partial lineup led by Tame Impala, Janelle Monáe

Lollapalooza is one of the world’s largest music festivals, taking over Chicago’s Grant Park for two entire weeks during the dog days of summer. And this year, the fest is using its considerable profile to benefit local no-kill shelter PAWS by having some of the organization’s very cute, very adoptable pups help…