A look at how hip-hop outgrew its most frustrating tradition: skits. [via AVClub]

The New York Times investigates the musical reunion of Rihanna and Chris Brown. [via NYTimes]

A defense of everyone who saw the Grammy Awards and asked "Who Is Paul McCartney?" [via MTVHive]

The full list of winners at tonight's 2012 Brit Awards show. [via Idolator]

An exploration of the relationship between trends, technology, media, and ourselves. [via ConsequenceOfSound]

Legendary producer-turned-convicted murder Phil Spector's appeal to the Supreme Court has been denied. [via Spinner]