Election 2016

No One Really Knows How Donald Trump Will Handle Legal Weed

On the day of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration, pro-weed activists will hand out thousands of joints to the assembled crowds in Washington, D.C., where citizens…
Andy Cush / January 5, 2017

Singer Resigns From Mormon Tabernacle Choir Over Donald Trump Inauguration Performance

Last week, Donald Trump caught a break when the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir agreed to perform at his inauguration after seemingly every other musician on…
Andy Cush / January 2, 2017

There’s a Bunch of Great Band Names Up for Grabs in This New FBI Report on Russian Election Hacking

On Thursday afternoon, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security released a joint report detailing the attempts Russian state actors apparently made to…
Andy Cush / December 29, 2016

New Music: Macklemore Offers His Post-Election Take on “Wednesday Morning”

Macklemore rapped on YG's Caucasian-mix of "FDT" that there's going to be a "party in the streets when Hillary wins." That's obviously not going to…
Brian Josephs / November 18, 2016

Yoko Ono’s Response to Donald Trump’s Election Is Perfect

Even if you've traditionally aligned against Yoko Ono as a musician and/or cultural staple (a mistake), perhaps you can pull back from your biases for…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 11, 2016

Donald Trump Is Already Clamping Down on Press Access to His Presidency

For a preview of how Donald Trump might handle the press as president, look to his meeting with Barack Obama at the White House this…
Andy Cush / November 10, 2016

Last Night’s Protests Were the First Step in a Long, Hard Resistance Against Trump

I woke up Wednesday morning in a country I did not recognize. At 3 a.m., I peered at a laptop screen in the dark, hunched over…
Andy Cush / November 10, 2016

NBC Has Delayed the Donald Trump-Inspired Law and Order: SVU Episode Indefinitely

As we previously reported, a Donald-Trump-inspired episode has been in the pipeline for Law and Order: SVU for a few months. Showrunner Rick Eid told The Hollywood…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 9, 2016

Hillary Clinton Concedes Election to Donald Trump, Urges Supporters to Defend Liberal Values

In a concession speech in New York Wednesday morning, following her shocking loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton stressed the…
Andy Cush / November 9, 2016

Watch Killer Mike Discuss Trump’s Win on The Real

Atlanta rapper Killer Mike—an espoused Democratic Socialist—has been one of the loudest political voices in the music community throughout this election season. After making several…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 9, 2016

Q&A: Open Mike Eagle on “New Negroes” Comedy Show, and Being Soft While Black

This past Thursday was a big one for art-rapper Open Mike Eagle for two reasons—one scheduled, the other by surprise. For the past year, the…
Brian Josephs / November 8, 2016

Krist Novoselic on Election Reform

With the most important election of this generation looming–and the conversation around the ethics, corruption, morality, and overt xenophobia associated with the presidential campaigns continuing…
Krist Novoselic / November 8, 2016

YG Is Giving Out “Fuck Donald Trump” Bagels to Celebrate Election Day

You may or may not be aware of it, but today is election day in the United States. One person who's hoping to get people…
Kyle McGovern / November 8, 2016

Esperanza Spalding on Knowing Your Ballot

With the most important election of this generation looming–and the conversation around the ethics, corruption, morality, and overt xenophobia associated with the presidential campaigns continuing…
Esperanza Spalding / November 7, 2016
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