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  1. Lonely Boys at the Top

    Steven Hyden

    Something irregular occurs 53 seconds into Turn Blue, the eighth album by America's most popular rock group, the Black Keys. During an extended instrumental open to the first track, "Weight of Love," ornamented with ghos...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  2. About Last Night: Farewell, Chicago

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy establishing yourself as the most popular commissioner in professional athletics, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: The Washington Wizards clinched their first playoff series in nearly a decade, f...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  3. Shiftless When ‘Idol’

    Steven Hyden

    Like all fantastically successful institutions, American Idol benefited from perfect timing. Back when the most popular TV talent competition in history debuted on June 11, 2002, the record industry was in the midst of its pre-market-collapse prime....

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  4. Is Jimmy Fallon Really Comedy’s New Cutting Edge?

    Andy Greenwald

    For nine years, Jerry Seinfeld played a character named "Jerry Seinfeld" on the most popular show on television. During that time, he never revealed a single thing about himself. Sure, both Jerries wore sneakers, ate cereal, and dated a pro...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  5. Death of the Avatar: Rayman Fiesta Run, Dumb Ways to Die, and Lim...

    Tevis Thompson

    Browse the charts of the most popular and highest-grossing mobile games and you'll see an odd, half-endearing snapshot of humanity in its downtime — its virtual casinos, its clashing clans, its toy worlds and endless runners, its hunting and pl...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  6. The YouTube-ified Hot 100 Is Definitely Broken

    Emily Yoshida

    According to Billboard, the Hot 100 chart ranks "the week's most popular current songs across all genres." How it has calculated that popularity has changed several times since its inception, most recently in the February decision to factor in stream...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  7. Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2: JT's Back, Again...

    Steven Hyden

    You'd have to be foolish to argue that 2013 hasn't been an incredibly successful year for Justin Timberlake. His first new album since 2006, The 20/20 Experience, is the year's best-selling LP. That album's most popular single, "Mirrors," ranks among...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  8. Canelo Alvarez and the search for the next Oscar De La Hoya

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Canelo Alvarez and the search for the next Oscar De La Hoya.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2013
  9. Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk, and the 'Chinese Democracy' effect

    Steven Hyden

    The secret influence of Guns N' Roses' most infamous album on 2013's most popular music.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2013
  10. Summer Jam, the Nicki MinajFunkmaster Flex Throwdown, and the 'R...

    Rembert Browne

    New York City radio station Hot 97's annual concert, Summer Jam, is important. Once a year, some of the most popular artists in hip-hop and R&B use the platform to perform songs, bring 30 to 40 of their peoples onstage, and at times start legenda...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  11. The nonexistent intersection of the NFL's popularity and its viol...

    Chuck Klosterman

    Football is the most popular sport in America and probably the most dangerous. One has nothing to do with the other, and won't.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2012
  12. April Book Recommendations: Paris, Pastors, and Punishment

    Kevin Nguyen

    Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James Right now, the most popular non-Hunger Games book series in the country is Fifty Shades of Grey, a trilogy of explicit erotic novels that features lots of dominance and submission. The series started humbly self-pu...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  13. NCAA Tournament Predictions: Buzzcuts Edition

    Mark Titus

    We asked Mark Titus for five predictions before Thursday's March Madness games. Here's what he had to say about tonight's matchups ... Half of last year's Final Four will lose This year, the most popular 12-over-5 pick seems to be VCU over Wic...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  14. Chuck Klosterman on Phil Jackson, Tex Winter, and the death of th...

    Chuck Klosterman

    Why does no one use the most popular offense in the NBA anymore?

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2011
  15. Carles on consumng today's current athletes such as Mario Balotel...


    Our bro from Hipster Runoff returns to discuss the meme-ification of the sports world.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2011
  16. Does Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto Sound Enough Like Coldplay?


    Coldplay is the band that everyone allegedly hates, but nevertheless is still one of the most popular in the world. Sometimes I try to imagine the audience that's able to enjoy Coldplay without having to think about the group's critical brand in the ...

    Blog | October 25, 2011