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Self-proclaimed nerd Kyle Harvey didn’t always fit in. It wasn’t until he dropped his last name and released the viral hit “iSpy” that he felt he’s became a little bit cooler. Now, his hit ode to Instagram flirting sits at Number Two on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart and has amassed more than 170 million streams on Spotify. “All I can do with my music is try and be a light for people who are in a dark time,” he says. “Like, ‘Shit isn’t that bad. You’re not ugly at all. Look at me!’” We recently spoke to the MC about how he keeps positive, connecting with Kid Cudi, and more. Head to to read the full story. Photograph by Jimmy Fontaine

'The Handmaid's Tale,' Hulu's 10-episode adaptation of Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel, tells the story of a near-future New England where women are stripped of their reproductive rights and forced to bear children as an answer to the nation's plunging birth rates. The series, which begins streaming today, stars Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, and Alexis Bledel. Though the idea of turning the book into a show was being kicked around for years, there's something eerie about the show debuting in the midst of our current political environment. We spoke to the show's cast and creators about dystopia, feminism and human rights after Trump. "On TV, if all you see is an all-white world, what's the difference between making a show that's about racists and making a racist show?" showrunner Bruce Miller says. "You're still telling the white-girl story. My central idea for Gilead was that fertility trumps everything." To read to full story, head to

Jonathan Demme, director, producer and screenwriter, died today. He was 73. The filmmaker broke into the industry as a writer and director for exploitation-movie king Roger Corman in the early 1970s. He made a name for himself with the 1980 drama 'Melvin and Howard.' Some of his greatest films include 'Philadelphia' and 'The Silence of the Lambs,' which won him the Oscar for Best Director in 1991. He also revolutionized concert movies with his 1984 Talking Heads movie 'Stop Making Sense.' Most recently, he worked on Justin Timberlake's concert film 'Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids.' Photograph by Timothy Allen

The latest ‘Rolling Stone Music Now’ podcast is now available. You can listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and Spotify. In this week's episode, Rolling Stone legend turned filmmaker Cameron Crowe talks with us about interviewing Harry Styles for our current cover story, the art of the profile, Prince and his showbiz future. Photograph by Theo Wenner (@theo123456)

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In his new book, ‘Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World,’ Rob Sheffield traces the weird saga of how four lads from Liverpool became the world’s biggest pop group, then broke up – yet somehow just kept getting bigger. “The Beatles broke up while they were still young, so they did not share a decline phase together,” he writes. “There are no bad Seventies collective Beatles albums, the way there are bad Seventies Stones and Dylan and Neil Young albums. That’s a loss, in a way. They didn’t pad out their catalog with the flawed oddities fans cherish later.” To read an excerpt of the book, head to Photograph by Alvan Meyerowitz

Coachella returned over the weekend to deliver round two of the music and arts festival. After last week's sound production meltdown affected Radiohead's performance, they got a do-over with a 22-song career-spanning set that unfolded flawlessly. Singer Kehlani celebrated her 22nd birthday by giving a performance filled with toughness and attitude, but she managed to crack a smile when the crowd started singing, “Happy Birthday to You.” Coachella vets Justice closed this year's "Outdoor Stage" with a set that collided beauty and noise amid a stage overflowing with smoke and lights. These are just a few of the best things we saw at Weekend Two. Head to to see the full list. Photographs by Koury Angelo (@kouryangelo)

Fans of Selena Gomez, Tegan & Sara and Hey Violet will enjoy Hayley Kiyoko, a California-born pop singer and songwriter who has been making waves both on YouTube and on the road. Since 2015, she has released two EPs and is currently working on her first full-length album. Her music is a combination of close-to-the-bone honesty with sparkling, breathy synth-pop. “I’ve been releasing music and telling my stories,” she says, “and I had no idea – no idea – the type of impact that was going on.” Learn more about Hayley Kiyoko and 9 other new artists you should know right now at Photograph by Asher Moss

Happy birthday John Oliver! Today the comedian turns 40. He got his start in stand-up comedy in the U.K. before he moved to New York to join 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' as a senior correspondent. In April 2014, he started hosting his own late-night, satire news talk show, 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.' This past February, we spoke to him about his show, how he feels about Brexit, parenthood and more. "I'm not much of an actor," he says about his on- and offscreen personas. "So I can't really fake it. I think it helps, perhaps, not having that particular skill set, because it's just not there as, like, a parachute to fall on." Check out the full interview on Photograph by Mark Seliger (@markseliger)

The Cure's ninth studio album 'Wish' was released 25 years ago this week. "Friday I'm in Love" was the second single off the album and became a worldwide hit. It cracked the Top 20 on Billboard's Top 100 chart and is one of the band's highest charting songs. It's also one of the most identifiable singles of their 40-year-plus career. What you might not know is that the song was recorded in Richard Branson's basement where he set up a music studio for artists signed to Virgin Records. The band's frontman Robert Smith was also paranoid he stole the song's chord progression from someone else. To read our list of little-known facts about "Friday I'm in Love," head to Photograph by Steve Double

Happy birthday Jack Nicholson! Today the movie star turns 80. Over his 60-year career, he’s been nominated for 12 Oscars, making the most-nominated male actor in Academy Award history. Some of his most notable films include ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ ‘The Shining,’ ‘Something’s Gotta Give,’ and ‘The Departed.’ If there’s one word to describe him, it’s versatile. “My first acting teacher said all art is one thing — a stimulating point of departure,” he told us. “That’s it. And if you can do that in a piece, you’ve fulfilled your cultural, sociological obligation as a workman. What you’re supposed to do is keep people vitally interested in the world they live in.” To read more about Nicholson, head to Photograph by Jack Robinson

Happy birthday Iggy Pop! Over the years he's been known for doing some wild and outlandish things like appearing fully nude on the cover of 'Little Caesar' or accidentally snorting PCP. But if there's one thing he really knows how to do, it's make good music. Recently, he teamed up with Jamie Saft's jazz trio to record three songs on their new record 'Loneliness Road.' We sat down with him to talk about the collaboration, turning 70, competition in the music world and more. "I always wanted to be a musician," he says, "and at this point I don't feel bad when I hear somebody who does something better than me. I just don't." Head to to read the full interview. Photograph by Elizabeth Weinberg

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