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After a six year break, Rihanna has released new music, though it's received a somewhat mixed reaction.

Rihanna’s return to music

On Oct. 26, Rihanna announced that she would release her first single in six years. The long awaited single, which was released Oct. 28, comes in anticipation of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” which was released on Nov. 11.


Pop Culture Convos - Taylor Swift: The music industry

Taylor Swift shattered records with the release of her tenth studio album, “Midnights.” In an era of music where even big names like Drake and Adele struggle to sell units, how does Swift manage to stay so far ahead of the game?  Today, host Sean Scott is joined by assistant entertainment editor Reece Hollowell and staff writer Chloe Southard as they talk about the present and future of Taylor Swift and the music industry.


‘Blonde’ and the internet discourse machine

In 2000, American author Joyce Carol Oates released her novel “Blonde,” a fictionalized account of the life and struggles of Norma Jeane Mortenson, a.k.a. Marilyn Monroe. The book was well-received in its time, viewed not as a biography of Monroe’s life but a manifestation of the way people saw her as both a personality and an object. 

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