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Vox Pop

Vox producer Estelle Caswell dissects music, movies, and TV. Watch her latest series, Earworm on Vox's YouTube channel and subscribe for updates.

How the triplet flow took over rap

Why more pop songs should end with a fade out

How a recording studio mishap shaped ’80s music

The secret rhythm in Radiohead’s “Videotape”

How sign language innovators are bringing music to the deaf

The Oscars' voting process awards bland movies

How Grey Poupon became hip-hop’s favorite condiment

What Homer Simpson's 100+ jobs tell us about America's middle class

Kanye deconstructed: the human voice as the ultimate instrument

Why so many queer female characters die on TV

2016 has been a record-setting year for terrible movie sequels

How a TV show goes from an idea in someone’s head to an episode on your screen

Making television is a fast-paced, involved, and deeply collaborative process. We spent five months on the set of FX spy drama The Americans learning how it all works.

How They Might Be Giants influenced art-rapper Open Mike Eagle

Rapping, deconstructed: the best rhymers of all time

A guide to Broad City's weird and wonderful world of jokes

Comedian Lauren Lapkus’s oddball characters, in 3 minutes

28 times TV winked at its favorite films

How seapunk went from meme to mainstream