One after another, they came with venom for Lil Nas X. Basketball star Nick Young. The governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem. Rapper Joyner Lucas. Candace Owens and various right-wing Twitter personalities. Greg Locke, a Tennessee pastor. Fox News. Nike.

When she started preparing for the National Geographic series “Genius: Aretha,” showrunner Suzan-Lori Parks did what one often does before tackling a biographical project: She crammed. Her approach was a little unusual, though.

Singer and songwriter serpentwithfeet’s 2018 debut album, “Soil,” mingled heartbreak, desperate longing and a search for solace. But he chose pleasure over angst for his second album, “Deacon,” which is filled with songs that savor flirtation, romance, sex and lifelong connection. “I celebra…

I’d love to tell you that spring is just around the corner, but given that last March felt more like a string of many Marches blurred together into one interminable March, it feels safer to say that spring is a thing we have reason to believe is coming and that will get here whenever it gets…

BENTONIA, Miss. — With calloused hands, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes plucks an old acoustic guitar at the juke joint his parents started more than 70 years ago. He checks the cafe's inventory: jars of pickled eggs, beef jerky, pork hocks. He tends to the wood-burning stove, made from an oil-field pip…

NEW YORK — Bobby Shmurda, a once up-and-coming rapper thanks to a hit music video that popularized the "Shmoney dance," was paroled on Tuesday after spending more than four years behind bars for a drug gang conviction.