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I Used to Be a Taylor Swift Fan. ‘Miss Americana’ Reminded Me Why.

The Netflix documentary, released Friday, opens a rare, honest window on what makes this star tick.
The Newly Self-Aware Taylor Swift

The Newly Self-Aware Taylor Swift

The documentary “Miss Americana” pulls back the curtain (slightly) as the pop star grapples with a formidable opponent: the patriarchy.

‘Taylor Swift: Miss Americana’ Review: A Star, Scathingly Alone

Self-critical, grown up and ready, perhaps, to deliver a message beyond the music.
See How 7 Grammy Artists Made Their Hits

See How 7 Grammy Artists Made Their Hits

Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Lizzo and more reveal their creative processes in our Diary of a Song series.

What Taylor Swift Reveals in the New Documentary ‘Miss Americana’

It covers pressure not to speak out politically and an eating disorder kept at bay as she questions her eagerness to please. What’s missing? Her feud with Scooter Braun.

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

Can you name these famous figures? Diary of a Song with Taylor Swift. Looking back on those we lost in 2019. The future of Chinese restaurants. And more.

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

Can you name these famous figures? Diary of a Song with Taylor Swift. Looking back on those we lost in 2019. The future of Chinese restaurants. And more.
‘Cats’: Did You See the Movie? Let’s Talk

‘Cats’: Did You See the Movie? Let’s Talk

A Method Grizabella, a disappointing Macavity and a lot of kitty nuzzling — it’s not a satisfying adaptation, but was that even possible?
‘Cats’ Review: They Dance, They Sing, They Lick Their Digital Fur

‘Cats’ Review: They Dance, They Sing, They Lick Their Digital Fur

Tom Hooper’s movie is not a catastrophe. It’s not even an epic hairball.
Best Albums of 2019

Best Albums of 2019

Our critics chose the best albums of the year — a format that is in an increasingly fragile state in pop music.

Who’s Hacking Your Spotify?

Spotify is bringing people together in an unusual way.
Taylor Swift and Four More American Music Awards Moments

Taylor Swift and Four More American Music Awards Moments

Green Day and Billie Eilish brought rock ’n’ roll energy, and Swift recapped a decade of pop dominance.
How Taylor Swift Dragged Private Equity Into Her Fight Over Music Rights

How Taylor Swift Dragged Private Equity Into Her Fight Over Music Rights

The Carlyle Group, an investor in her catalog, has stepped in to encourage talks between Ms. Swift and Scooter Braun, who now controls her old label.
How Taylor Swift Dragged Private Equity Into Her Fight Over Music Rights

How Taylor Swift Dragged Private Equity Into Her Fight Over Music Rights

The Carlyle Group, an investor in her catalog, has stepped in to encourage talks between Ms. Swift and Scooter Braun, who now controls her old label.
Taylor Swift Escalates Battle With Scooter Braun and Big Machine

Taylor Swift Escalates Battle With Scooter Braun and Big Machine

The singer said in a post on Tumblr that her old label was blocking her use of certain songs, and she asked her fans to get involved.
Singles Day: Alibaba Says A Lot of People in China Bought Stuff Online

Singles Day: Alibaba Says A Lot of People in China Bought Stuff Online

The retail bonanza shows that the world still wants to come to the country, at least when giant buckets of money are involved.
Singles Day: Alibaba Says a Lot of People in China Bought Stuff Online

Singles Day: Alibaba Says a Lot of People in China Bought Stuff Online

The retail bonanza shows that the world still wants to come to the country, at least when giant buckets of money are involved.
Singles Day: Alibaba Says a Lot of People in China Bought Stuff Online

Singles Day: Alibaba Says a Lot of People in China Bought Stuff Online

The retail bonanza shows that the world still wants to come to the country, at least when giant buckets of money are involved.
Yang vs. Warren: Who Has the Better Tax Plan?

Yang vs. Warren: Who Has the Better Tax Plan?

Andrew Yang’s proposed V.A.T. and $1,000 dividend would be more practical than Senator Warren’s wealth tax, in the view of the economist N. Gregory Mankiw.