From the otherworldly desert sounds in "Dune" to the anxiety-filled "Spencer" track, these are our favorite scores of the year.
I started a Discord community for Asian artists and writers during Singapore's harshest COVID lockdown. It helped keep me — and my creative spirit — going.
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in Singapore, I decided to stop doom scrolling on Twitter, and find a way to connect with other Asian creatives the best way I knew how — online.
Air fryers are a marketing ploy, and a poor substitute for an already-great, far-more-versatile 100-year-old invention: the convection toaster oven.
Hold the applause. Team names changes for Cleveland, Washington are corporate compliance, not cancel culture
The Cleveland Guardians and Washington Football Team announcing name changes are casualties of corporate guilt, not cancel culture.
While Democrats and Republicans battle over voting rights legislation, professor Ray Baker writes the true two sides are justice versus injustice.
Banning Sha’Carri Richardson from the Olympics for weed is outdated. So is the idea that weed slows you down.
People joked that Richardson should have got a head-start, not a penalty. That plays on a stereotype that weed is for stoners — and it's wrong.
Without advocacy, companies celebrating Juneteenth are engaging in performative activism, writes Insider's Grace O'Connell-Joshua.
Black history is under attack as states ban critical race theory. Teaching Juneteenth is key to fighting back
The backlash to critical race theory and Black Lives Matter makes teaching Juneteenth essential to racial justice.
'Never forget' the terror of Tulsa. But for Black Americans, reflection without reparations is American mythmaking.
The US often honors its past without making amends for its transgressions when they've benefitted a people, institution, or government.
'The Underground Railroad' is a sprawling, thoughtful epic about slavery without the gratuitous violence
Oscar-winner Barry Jenkins directed all 10 episodes of "The Underground Railroad," which is adapted from Colson Whitehead's novel.
Walt Disney said he wanted his parks to be "a source of joy and inspiration to all the world." But high costs mean they're out of reach for millions.
I live every day with the knowledge that my story could become George Floyd's family's story. It gnaws at my spirit in even the most banal of moments.
Stop using the phrase 'womxn' to be trans-inclusive. It can be offensive to trans women and non-binary people.
"Womxn" is often used to include trans women and non-binary people in feminist circles, but it actually does the opposite.
My family received threatening anti-Semitic propaganda in the mail, and I worry that Trump-endorsed hate speech is here to stay
More than a month after the Capitol riot, my family experienced the same kind of vitriol shown that day — but, quite literally, on our doorstep.
This Lunar New Year, I'm choosing to celebrate my heritage more than ever — because the US never will
This Lunar New Year, amid a recent wave of anti-Asian violence, it's more important than ever to take pride in where I come from.
The pair toss and turn between fits of rage and love. It all just sort of bounces off the audience because nothing they are saying carries any weight.
Many of the flights sold out in minutes, and thousands of people were willing to pay hundreds of dollars to embark on a journey to nowhere.
The only way you're going to survive this awful, terrible winter is reading a gigantic epic science fiction or fantasy series
Living through this winter is going to be hard. You'll be much happier if you start reading a gigantic fantasy or science fiction series.
The scene where Harry and Hermione dance together is the most tender and mature moment in the entire "Harry Potter" series.
COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on the NFL season, and now the league is risking the health of its players to carry out a bad plan.
"Ramy" has been celebrated as a show that finally represents Muslim-Americans, but in reality it peddles in problematic stereotypes.
It's time for non-Black Latinx people to talk about anti-Blackness in our own communities — and the conversation starts at home
Understanding and combating anti-Blackness within ourselves and our communities is our duty, and the work will never be over.
How to fight white supremacy and police brutality if you don't feel comfortable attending protests because of the coronavirus
If you're afraid of protests because of the coronavirus, there are other ways to help — even after the demonstrations disappear from the headlines.
I don't need to see another Black person die. 30 years of brutal footage hasn't stopped these killings.
It's time for the nation to think deeply not only about the purpose of sharing these videos, but who benefits from them most.
Cultural institutions need to stop the empty gestures and performative activism — it's time to do the real work of anti-racism
Organizations like the Guggenheim and Bon Appétit have run on empty words for too long. As centers of cultural education, they need to do better.
Black mothers have always been the backbone of societal pain. We're beyond tired — it's time for others to stand for us.
George Floyd called out for his late mother as he lay dying, and "as a Black woman and mother myself, I understood his call," writes Imani Bashir.
White journalists should be reporting on racial injustice, not just stepping aside for black writers
White journalists shouldn't be allowed to shy away from uncomfortable truths. And limiting black writers to covering their own trauma is problematic.
The killing of George Floyd is a tragedy that is now compounding into other tragedies and calls into question police treatment of black Americans.
Trump is using his executive order to try and bully the social media companies into letting him do whatever we wants on their platforms.
I'm a member of the Navajo Nation, and my people are dying from the coronavirus. We're facing the virus head-on with limited access to healthcare and supplies.
Tyrone Whitehorse, of the Navajo Nation, writes that the coronavirus is wreaking havoc on his community.
I'm not American and not a basketball fan, but I watched Michael Jordan's 'The Last Dance' — and it was by far the best sports documentary I've ever seen
The series gave an insight into the mindset of an elite athlete like no other has done before, and was a thrill to watch from start to finish.
How Caroline Calloway followed the 'Disaster Artist' playbook to become Instagram's ultimate performance artist
The art of both Tommy Wiseau and the influencer Caroline Calloway has been ridiculed, but they've achieved cult-like status as performance artists.
Mitt Romney was right about one thing: hot dog is the best meat. And they're the perfect food for These Times.
Moderate candidates have banked on the black voter for decades, and yet black people have seen little to no benefit from it.
Millennials and Gen Z: Tell your parents to ignore Fox News and take coronavirus precautions. As this chart shows, older people have the highest risk of death
Fox News is telling their viewers the threat of the coronavirus is being played up by Democrats to attack Trump. That is dangerous for Fox's older viewers.
What it's like to have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, a misunderstood illness that leaves people in wheelchairs and derails entire careers
The illness could affect up to 30 million people, yet many doctors still think it's in the mind, suggesting therapy and antidepressants as treatment.
The death of Club Penguin isn't the first time money killed an online community and it won't be the last
The last in-game event began exactly two years ago on February 1, 2017, and celebrated the site's history and community.
A private chef says Instagram has fueled an isolating, competitive food culture in Japan — and she wants to change it using habits from the French
Shima Tassin, famous for her housekeeping advice in Japan, is urging more families to come together through cooking.
Why you should opt for the Dutch de-stressing method 'niksen' over 'hygge,' according to a health expert
Naoko Yamamoto, a Japanese author who lived in the Netherlands for 15 years, explains how Niksen can help any stressed person decompress.
Hallmark's new Hanukkah holiday movies are a well-intentioned attempt at inclusion that ultimately falls flat
Two of Hallmark's new holiday movies include Hanukkah for the first time. The Jewish characters are completely clueless about Christmas traditions.
A Twitter war raged about the best tweet of the decade. We conducted our own analysis by the numbers.
6 lessons modern men can learn from watching 'Sex and the City,' according to podcasters The Bradshaw Boys
"Sex and the City" still has a huge fanbase — and it's taught this trio of comedians a lot about themselves and their relationships.
Russia's main strategy to deter NATO is to encourage splits that will paralyze NATO's ability to respond to aggression in a unified way.
If you want to reduce deaths from terrorism, and reduce the effectiveness of terrorists, then really strict gun control is a good way to do it.
It's clear some stylists don't know what to do with models' natural hair, and it points to a larger problem in the industry
Many professionals don't know how to work with natural-hair models, and it seems to be due to a lack of education and behind-the-scenes diversity.
"MPs wouldn't be able to leave a secure zone in SW1, they would be lynched," one insider says. "I think people would get killed."
David Attenborough said Australia's climate stance proves that it doesn't 'give a damn' about the rest of the world
The legendary British broadcaster attacked Australia's steadfast commitment to the coal industry in an interview with an Australian radio program.
Learning about what I was consuming helped me stop seeing foods as "good" or "bad," which in turn has led to less bingeing.
The French tuck is the style where one tucks the front of their shirt into their pants, but not the back. It sucks.