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Backstage With the Next Big Girl Group • THE MEMBERS of the British R&B trio FLO — Jorja Douglas, Stella Quaresma, and Renée Downer — are still getting acquainted with tour life. “Living out of a suitcase is so stressful,” Quaresma says. “Honestly,” Douglas agrees. “But at least we’re doing it together.” After winning fans online with tracks like last year’s single “Cardboard Box” and their recent Missy Elliott collab, “Fly Girl,” FLO spent this spring on the road in the U.S. for the very first time. “It’s nice to see someone with a fan account at a show,” Quaresma says. “Not only did they show up for you online — but they came out to support you in real life.”
You’ve Never Heard Kesha Like This • Her new album is full of unfiltered anger, grief, and insecurity: ‘I really dug into my uglier emotions’
All Hail the Gods of Gloom: The Cure’s Glorious Return • Instead of fading away, Robert Smith and his eccentric gang stuck around to become this summer’s hottest rock tour
Parties Putting Skin in the Game
How Joanna Sternberg Made It Through the Fire • To follow up their acclaimed 2019 debut, Sternberg had to start learning who to trust
The Quiet Passion of Cillian Murphy • After years of stealing the show in supporting roles, the actor steps up to leading man in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’
Jenny Lewis • On touring with Harry Styles, living in Nashville, the importance of failure, and her excellent new album
Guns at the Pride Parade • Hateful rhetoric is leading to armed protests from the far right. But now, they’re not the only ones with weapons
Janelle Monáe’s Pleasure Principle • As she releases her most sumptuous album yet, the triple-threat star goes deep on everything from anxiety to AI to how to ‘hurry up and live’
Can’t Take Their Crowns • Drag queens are under legislative attack in multiple states. But they’re refusing to give up the art form that makes them feel free
Death at a Frat-Boy Fight Night • Nathan Valencia collapsed in the ring after a ONLY fraternity-sponsored boxing match- and never woke up. Now, a shattered community is looking for answers
The Champion Mariachi of Uvalde High School • Led by one tireless teacher, a group of kids came together, mastered a traditional sound, and became the pride of a Texas town that had suffered unthinkable tragedy
Bowen Yang • The ‘SNL’ star on conversion therapy, dating while famous, and more
Tina Turner 1939-2023 • The transcendent star left us just as this issue was going to press. We’ll celebrate her life, her legacy, and her unparalleled musical accomplishments in the days ahead. But for now, we’ll leave you with this iconic image of the Queen of Rock & Roll.