Who’s a Better Painter: Taylor Swift or Britney Spears?

Taylor Swift and Britney Spears represent two vastly different generations pop stars, and yet they’ve recently found common ground in their no-longer-secret passion for a new creative direction: painting. Not your mom’s drunk-on-wine painting — though you know Britney definitely indulges — or your kid’s paint by numbers. We’re talking about the distinguished, pinkie-up fine […]

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The Songs on Taylor Swift’s Album That Definitely Diss Kanye and Kim

The moment that makes Taylor Swift’s new album comes roughly two minutes and 30 seconds into “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things,” the third to last song. She’s claiming to find reconciliation with her greatest foe Kanye West and extend an olive branch, when — psych! — she interrupts her own attempt at […]

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Taylor Swift’s Reputation Fixates on Big Enemies and Budding Romance

Fame is a shell game, a precarious balance between real grit and the performance decency. Successful stars are affable in public but protective their lives in private. Part why the last year news has felt so cataclysmic is the worrying sensation all pretense goodness slowly being cast aside (or else ripped away). Powerful, popular men […]

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All 124 Taylor Swift Songs, Ranked From Worst to Best

In this business, there are two subjects that will boost your page views like nothing else: Game Thrones and Taylor Swift. One them is a massive, multi-million-dollar enterprise filled with violence and betrayal, and the other airs on HBO. I find it hard to explain why exactly, and I’m sure Swift would, too: Somehow, this […]

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