Jillian Mapes

  1. a gift so nice we posted it twice
    I Would Weep If They Stopped Making This Pine-Scented CandleIt smells like the holidays and I give it to everyone.
  2. roundtables
    Vulture Editors Discuss: Was Rihanna’s Anti Worth the Wait?Didn’t they tell you that Rih was a savage?
  3. song premiere
    Hear the So So Glos’ New Single ‘A.D.D. Life’A song about how we’re all too busy and overstimulated.
  4. bout to blow
    20 Musicians You Need to Know in 2016Vulture’s music team shares the new acts they think (and hope) you’ll be hearing a lot about this year.
  5. song premiere
    Hear Dilly Dally’s Drake ‘Know Yourself’ Cover“Think about how intensely Drake has been saturated in cities he’s NOT from.” 
  6. remembering bowie
    Celebrities React to the Death of David BowieFrom Billy Idol and Gene Simmons to Kanye and Madonna.
  7. fab four fun
    We Made Every Beatles Spotify Playlist You Could Ever Possibly NeedThe best of John, Paul, George, and Ringo.
  8. cities to love
    Behind the Scenes With Sleater-Kinney at Brooklyn’s Reopened Market HotelWe tail Sleater-Kinney as they reopen Brooklyn’s weirdest little venue, Market Hotel.
  9. year in culture 2015
    The 10 Best Album Reissues of 2015Tribe, VU, the Isleys — gang’s all here.
  10. music
    Tracing Coldplay’s (Ever-Changing) CredibilityHas any band had such an up-and-down relationship over the course of its career? Let us review!
  11. chat room
    Connie Britton on Nashville, FNL, Ageism, Hair“The minute that I get my hair insured, somebody just put me in a straitjacket.”
  12. stars! they’re just like us
    In Praise of Adele, My Fat, Flawless HeroineShe sings like an angel, she swears like a sailor, she looks like your sister — and I couldn’t love her more.
  13. song premiere
    Hear Mass Gothic’s First Single ‘Nice Night’Ends on a high note, though.
  14. Hear New Benji Hughes Single ‘Girls Love Shoes’Pair this one with “Let’s Get Some Shoes,” from YouTube’s early days.
  15. Hear an Alternate Version of Bob Dylan’s ‘Just Like a Woman’Take one is gentler in sound, more pointed in sentiment.
  16. song premiere
    Dr. John Helps GIVERS Find the Funk on Their New Single ‘Sleeper Hold’This swamp-pop single is an odyssey of existential grooves.
  17. concert review
    Kacey Musgraves Played the Apollo and Killed ItThe midlevel star ain’t pageant material, but she sure nails the talent portion of the night.
  18. love (songs) in the time of social media
    In ‘Hello,’ Adele Can’t Be Bothered With Modern TechnologyShe has bigger goals than relating to you on that micro level.
  19. video premiere
    Watch the Smashing Pumpkins’ Tarot-Inspired ‘Run2Me’ VideoPremiering exclusively on Vulture, in stunning color and angsty mysticism.
  20. shipping across generations
    No, Bill Murray and Jenny Lewis Are Not DatingCan’t tell if people are happy or sad about this.
  21. stop trying to make reunions happen
    No, LCD Soundsystem Is Not Reuniting:(
  22. How Tower Records Forever Changed Downtown NYCColin Hanks’s Tower Records documentary finally approaches.
  23. The Beatles Were the Greatest Boy-Band Ever, ActuallyLet’s fight over the biggest (boy) band to ever exist.
  24. album review
    Ryan Adams’s 1989 Is a Decent Breakup Album, Not a Poptimist ManifestoRyan wins some battles, Taylor wins some battles — but do poptimists really win the war here?
  25. roundtables
    Drake and Future’s WATTBA: A Vulture Roundtable#FBGOVO
  26. song premiere
    Pure Bathing Culture’s New Song Is Synth-Pop FunA classic case of “sounds happy but is actually kind of sad.”
  27. song premiere
    Hear Escort’s Instant-Classic Disco-House Banger, ‘Body Talk’’Cause we all could stand a good wiggle in our afternoon.
  28. song premiere
    Hear Palehound’s Raw, Funky Cover of Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Miss Independent’The “Miss Independent” attitude goes punk, turns up the volume.
  29. new music
    Lana Del Rey Has a Sad New Ballad and a Cosmological HotlineHave a cry and watch Cosmos; it’s what Lana would want.
  30. new music
    Hear Chvrches’ Triumphant New Anthem, ‘Never Ending Circles’“I’ll go my way if I’m going at all,” front woman Lauren Mayberry declares.
  31. late contender for song of the summer?
    Lana Makes Trap Work on ‘High by the Beach’Surprisingly, LDR’s use of beats sounds almost natural.
  32. late night
    Stephen Colbert’s First Late Show Guest Will Be George ClooneyOr so he tweets!
  33. overnights
    Broad City Recap: We Are Lil WayneThe worst people you’ve ever met hang out on St. Mark’s. 
  34. overnights
    Broad City Recap: Hooking Up With YourselfWho knew so many people thought of Kelly Ripa as America’s sweetheart?!
  35. overnights
    Broad City Recap: Man on a Mission“If I don’t do something, he could turn into another useless, rich, old white man.”
  36. overnights
    Broad City Recap: Important Business Boat MeetingThe adventures of Vulvarine, her transitioning BFF, and the most disgusting man on TV.
  37. overnights
    Catfish Season Two Finale Recap: The Girl Who Cried CancerOur favorite MTV reality show had its season two finale last night.
  38. overnights
    Catfish Recap: Childhood Crushes Die HardA fly catfish who nearly passes for a dude poses as a well-known rapper.
  39. overnights
    Catfish Recap: A Facebook Spy, a Veteran … and Vanessa Hudgens? You want to root for a guy like Derek to find love, but c’mon, dude, open your eyes.
  40. overnights
    Catfish Recap: Witch Hunts and Open Relationships“She’s bigger than I thought she was.” Cue the dramatic music!
  41. overnights
    Catfish Recap: The Con Artist in the Closet With the iPhone Was last night the first time the phrase “con artist” was used on Catfish?
  42. overnights
    Catfish Recap: 3 Pics, 2 Catfish, 1 Snap Judgment, 0 Ken DollsNev and Max served up a double-catfish blue-plate special last night.
  43. overnights
    Catfish Recap: Meet the Caped Crusader of Online CheatersLast night’s episode introduced a new breed of catfish. 
  44. overnights
    Catfish Recap: Weapons of Mass Destruction Will Keep Us ApartLast night’s episode got serious with talk about PTSD.
  45. overnights
    Catfish Recap: On Feeling Empathy for LiarsThis week, it was difficult not to feel for the catfish.
  46. overnights
    Catfish Recap: Catfishing As SportThe rulebook goes out the window when you’re dealing with a sociopath.
  47. overnights
    Catfish Recap: Just a Dude Trying to Catch His Catfish and Eat It Too Last night was some real male privilege bull.
  48. overnights
    Catfish Recap: Apparently Happy Endings Do Exist on the InternetFinally, a happy ending.
  49. overnights
    Catfish Recap: Love Is Blind, But Ramon Ain’tLast night’s Catfish was, hands down, the most shocking episode to date.
  50. overnights
    Catfish Recap: Toying With His Purple HeartThis week, Catfish had a catfight.
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