‘Plastitar’ Is the Unholy Spawn of Oil Spills and Microplastics

‘Plastitar’ Is the Unholy Spawn of Oil Spills and Microplastics

“We saw that the tar was completely full of mainly plastics,” says Javier Hernández-Borges, an analytical chemist at the University of La Laguna and coauthor of a new paper in the journal Science of the Total Environment.

The CMAs Were a Good Reminder to Stick to Zoom Award Shows

The CMAs Were a Good Reminder to Stick to Zoom Award Shows

Watching Reba McEntire's and Darius Rucker’s opening remarks at the Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday night, it was hard not to be reminded of a different performance entirely: Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga at the MTV VMAs this summer.

Women Will Dominate—and Dismantle—the Music Industry in 2019

Women Will Dominate—and Dismantle—the Music Industry in 2019

(Last year's releases from male counterparts Earl Sweatshirt, Pusha T, and Kamasi Washington also flirted with a disregard for structure, thematically and narratively, by testing the limits of paucity, excess, originality.) Pop aspirants of uncanny talent—Noname, Cardi B, Mitski, Hayley Kiyoko, Rico Nasty, and Tierra Whack among them—are demonstrating an immodest, near-singular, anti-populist aptitude for industry-wide reinvention.

Grande Arrival: The Year Digital Native Pop Stars Took Over

Grande Arrival: The Year Digital Native Pop Stars Took Over

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Within the first 24 hours that Ariana Grande’s music video for “thank u, next,” went live in late November, it broke the internet. Grande’s response, though, wasn’t elation or even concern: it was a practiced online apathy so palpable you could almost see the eye roll.

YouTuber David Dobrik's Biggest Crush Is Still Ariana Grande

YouTuber David Dobrik's Biggest Crush Is Still Ariana Grande

(Her video for "thank u, next" has gotten more than 118 million views in less than a week.) For years, he's been tweeting at the pop star and in a recent WIRED Autocomplete Interview revealed she's still his celebrity crush.