Election Day 2018: All the free stuff you can get with your vote

It's the land of the free, after all, so get your free cupcakes and discounted Uber rides Tuesday.

Stories That Pay Off: Taylor Swift and other celebs ride the blue wave in midterm elections

Taylor Swift has come out in support of Tennessee Democratic candidates.
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Mic Daily: The effect of Taylor Swift’s activism on her album sales — and other news of the day

Mic Daily is a cross section of our most vital stories of the day.

Taylor Swift is raking in album sales since she endorsed Democrats

After the pop star spoke out about politics, four of her albums soared up the iTunes album sales chart.

Hype Daily: Here’s what you missed at the AMAs and more entertainment news

This year's AMAs had great performances and mild political activism.
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Mic Daily: Taylor Swift faces conservative backlash — and other news of the day

Mic Daily is a cross section of our most vital stories of the day.

Hype Daily: Taylor Swift gets political and more entertainment news

"In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now.”

Buying tickets online is a massive headache — here’s why companies can charge all those fees

Why is buying tickets online such a nightmare? Critics say that it's because one company has grown too powerful to bother listening to consumers.

Taylor Swift’s new music video accused of ripping off a 2016 Spike Jonze-directed Kenzo ad

The video has also drawn comparisons to Britney Spears' 2000 video for "Lucky."

Lorde could win album of the year at the 2018 Grammys. These women helped pave the way.

Presenting a history of the women who've taken home album of the year at the Grammys

British ‘Vogue’ says we need to talk about race on new cover featuring Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie

So far #NewVogue has featured three white women and one woman of color since its December re-launch.

After a tweet asks to name a “bitch badder than Taylor Swift,” the internet offers a history lesson

An example: Franceska Mann, a ballerina who led a riot in Auschwitz.

Taylor Swift is still playing the victim — and it doesn’t help her ‘Reputation’

The pop star seemed to promise her sixth album would be a full-on reinvention — but she doesn't deliver.

Hype List: What to check out this week, including Taylor Swift and ‘The Girlfriend Experience’

Welcome to our weekly recommendations column, in which we highlight all of the pop culture you need to know about.

The old Taylor Swift isn’t “dead” — she’s haunting the new Taylor Swift

Despite what she says in song, Swift does not want to be excluded from this particular narrative.

2017 MTV VMAs: Pink stole the show. But thirsty stars nearly ruined it.

More often than not, MTV's annual spectacle was at its best when the smaller acts had the stage, and at its worst when clumsy superstars were in front of the camera.

A brief history of how swan floats became the status symbol of the summer

According to search data, swans floats are on their way out, and unicorns are at an all-time high.
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Judge tosses DJ’s lawsuit against Taylor Swift

The DJ is still suing Swift's mother and radio handler.

Taylor Swift’s testimony is “badass,” but it also explains why sexual abuse survivors stay silent

The pop star acknowledged her "uncanny ability to elicit new types of criticism." The specter of blame and hostility often keeps sexual assault survivors from coming forward.

Lorde isn’t here for the media pitting her against other women

The singer nailed the media on talking about Taylor Swift's friend group as if it were "some exclusive club or secret society."

Taylor Swift has a hilarious fake message for NBA Awards MVP Russell Westbrook

Can we thank Russell Westbrook for Swift's "Shake It Off" single?

Lorde tweets apology after comparing Taylor Swift's friendship to an "autoimmune disease"

It wasn't her finest hour, but she's making up for it.

3 reasons why we probably won't be getting a new Taylor Swift album today

If Taylor Swift releases a new album this year, it probably won't be until the fall.

Katy Perry changes "Swish Swish" lyric that was rumored to be about Taylor Swift

Katy Perry, like the rest of us, wants her feud with Taylor Swift to come to an end.

Can we just let Katy Perry live?

The singer's 'Witness' rollout has certainly been shaky, but critics seem to be relishing the chance to call Perry out.
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Katy Perry, Taylor Swift Feud: Swift's songs hit streaming sites same time as 'Witness' album drops

Did Swift try to upstage Perry's big album release day?

Taylor Swift has small win in lawsuit against Denver DJ

A judge has dismissed David Mueller's slander charge against the pop star.

Unpacking the possible Taylor Swift disses on Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj's "Swish Swish"

Is this Perry's response to Taylor's "Bad Blood"?