Who gets to decide what “feminism” looks like?

Jan 5, 2021
Read an excerpt from the new book “White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind,” by Koa Beck.
"Like any sorority, white feminism does have specific parameters for anyone who wants to join their cause," writes Beck. "Just ask those beyond the parameters." Above, a woman removes two masks after disinfecting a hospital room used by a COVID-19 patient.
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Taylor Swift is rerecording her old songs to control the licenses

Nov 17, 2020
The new recordings are bound to sound different than the originals. Which versions will fans choose?
Taylor Swift has unsuccessfully tried to buy her master recordings before. Above, Swift at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.
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How Taylor Swift became "too big to fail"

Sep 3, 2019
The Ringer's Kate Knibbs explains how the singer's successful branding has helped her become an institution in American music.
Taylor Swift at the 2019 Video Music Awards.
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Ed Sheeran is about to pull off the highest-grossing concert tour of all time

Jul 3, 2019
More than Taylor Swift. More than Beyoncé. Sheeran's winning formula comes down — in part — to volume.
Ed Sheeran performs at Mt. Smart Stadium in 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Taylor Swift proves that, on YouTube, it's all about "ME!"

Apr 29, 2019
The artist used a new feature of YouTube's to launch her latest single.
Taylor Swift performs onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
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The business of being Taylor Swift

Apr 26, 2019
Let’s do the numbers on the 29-year-old star.
Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. 
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Taylor Swift’s been dropping hints, but now it’s confirmed: She’ll drop a new album in November

Aug 24, 2017
After dropping hints on social media for weeks, Taylor Swift has announced that her sixth studio album, called “Reputation,” will drop November 10. A new single comes out tonight. It’s been three years since Swift’s last album, “1989,” a long time in this rapidly changing music industry. How will she fare? Click the audio player […]

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Taylor Swift tells streaming 'You Belong with Me,' and it's all about timing

Jun 9, 2017
Do you have a less-tortured Swift pun? Inquire within.
Taylor Swift performs during her "1989" world tour in Melbourne, Australia.
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In a decade marked by success, Taylor Swift shows some keen business chops

Oct 24, 2016
Taylor Swift, the country-turned-pop-singer-megastar-phenom dropped her self-titled debut album on this day a decade ago. Ten years, multiple Grammys, four more albums and a bunch of number-one hits later, she took the top spot on Forbes Highest-Paid Celebrities list this year with a cool $170 million. Along the way, Taylor Swift has developed — and isn’t afraid […]
Taylor Swift poses in the press room at the The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. 
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Have a holly jolly Swiftmas

Dec 10, 2015
Taylor Swift's newest trademark comes just in time for the holidays: Swiftmas.