News & Magazines

Quick Reads about Pop Culture
View All
NPR
1 min read

With 'The Seeker,' Cloud Cult Makes A Movie To Match Its Music

Few bands can match Cloud Cult for multidisciplinary ambition. The Twin Cities group's live shows are uplift engines — complete with strings, horns, and onstage artists who craft paintings for auction as the musicians perform — and now Cloud Cult has its own narrative feature film, The Seeker, which has been making the festival rounds. Not surprisingly, the movie (directed by Jeff D. Johnson) and its soundtrack build on Cloud Cult's larger themes: wholehearted love, the embrace of both optimism and pain, and an overarching belief in the greater good of the universe. The story of a girl whose l
NPR
3 min read

Organized Noize Raises A Fist To Fight On 'We The Ones'

When the story of Atlanta's turn-of-the-millennium sonic boom is told 100 years from now, Organized Noize — the production trio of Ray Murray, Sleepy Brown and Rico Wade — will be the sound architects credited with putting the Dirty South on the map. But making history, as it were, is less paramount than standing on the right side of it, especially in troubled times. That's the testament behind the Organized Noize's new video for "We the Ones." Featuring their Dungeon Family brethren Big Boi, CeeLo Green and Big Rube, the song delivers a political gut check on a self-titled EP that finds ret
NPR
2 min read

Perceived Extremes: Kendrick Lamar Takes His 'Mask Off' On New Future Remix

The only thing bigger than a classic beef in hip-hop is a monumental collabo. And when Kendrick Lamar, the artist with the biggest selling album of the year (DAMN.), hooks up with Future, the artist responsible for making history in 2017 with back-to-back No. 1 albums (FUTURE, HNDRXX), it's bound to be the best of both worlds. That's exactly what happens on a newly released remix of Future's runaway hit "Mask Off," featuring an inspired verse from Lamar. The pairing is not their first, but here's what makes it so compelling and dope. Kendrick Lamar and Future are largely emblematic of contempo
  • audiobook
the Scribd Editorial Team, Scribd Editor
From the Editors

Beneath the surface…

Don’t judge a book by its cover. The grass isn’t always greener. We’ve heard the cliches before, but “Big Little Lies” is a fresh look at the complicated dynamics often lurking just below the carefully painted facade of our lives.

  • audiobook
Alex P., Scribd Editor
From the Editors

Charming as all get out…

Charming and hilarious, these essays cover everything—from her young start on Broadway to her mixed feelings about “Twilight”—with candor and humor. Kendrick might be scrappy, but she's definitely no nobody.