Emily Yahr, Washington Post

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Past articles by Emily:

What to know about ‘Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)’ as it consumes the internet

Here are the answers to some burning questions about Taylor Swift's latest re-release, "Speak Now (Taylor's Version)." → Read More

The point of Shania Twain is to let her be Shania Twain

Even if her current concert tour isn’t exactly what anyone might expect, country-pop legend Shania Twain has defied odds for decades by doing exactly what she wants → Read More

Inside Morgan Wallen’s postponed tour and controversial country music reign

Morgan Wallen dominates the charts like few others and has become the face of country music. But it’s rarely smooth sailing for the 30-year-old star. → Read More

Explosive season of ‘Vanderpump Rules’ ended in predictable chaos

Producers teased a big twist in the reunion finale — but they didn’t need any extra gimmicks to get people to watch the show, which was already gruesomely riveting. → Read More

The cultural phenomenon that is ‘Fatal Attraction’ will never die

As the Paramount PLus reboot draws to a close, the enduring appeal of « Fatal Attraction » continues nearly 40 years after the movie shocked audiences. → Read More

The bonding experience of watching a Taylor Swift concert from a parking lot

Taylor Swift concert tickets are hard to come by. But that doesn't deter some Swifties, who have taken to experiencing the Eras Tour from venue parking lots. → Read More

The support system among Black reality TV stars who make history

"Big Brother" winner Taylor Hale and "Bachelorette" star Rachel Lindsay have formed a bond after both had the experience of being reality show "firsts." → Read More

James Corden was the late-night host celebrities loved and Twitter hated

James Corden grasped social media virality at a time when it became the mark of late-night success. It endeared him to some, while others relentlessly mocked him. → Read More

How Brad Paisley became the most outspoken country star to support Ukraine

Country star Brad Paisley recorded a new song featuring a spoken segment by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Then he went over to meet him in person. → Read More

Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour opening weekend: Tears, joy and ‘therapy’

Fans descend on Glendale, Ariz. (a.k.a. "Swift City") for a long-awaited chance to commune with their pop icon, revel in her lyrics and express their true selves. → Read More

Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour opener: A complete recap of all 44 songs

A song-by-song breakdown of the first night of Taylor Swift's Eras Tour, live from Arizona. → Read More

Oscars 2023: ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ dominates, winning seven awards

Live news and analysis from the 2023 Oscars, including red carpet looks, winners and the biggest moments. → Read More

The story behind 'MILF Manor,' the reality show that seems like a fever dream

On a gorgeous winter day last year in Mexico, the sun was shining, the sea was sparkling, and a group of mothers and their sons stood around a bulletin board... → Read More

The rise and fall of the Chrisleys, the latest reality stars to go to prison

As Todd Chrisley and his wife, Julie, start their prison sentences, the reality TV culture that spawned them shows no signs of slowing down. → Read More

Amy Grant conquered Christian music. That was just her first act.

Amy Grant will become the first contemporary Christian music star to receive the Kennedy Center Honors. The award caps a traumatic year for the beloved singer. → Read More

In country music, nostalgia is the one thing everyone still agrees on

During CMAs week in Nashville, the divisions of the present took a backseat to the increasingly common practice of celebrating the past → Read More

Ken Jennings broke ‘Jeopardy!’ in 2004. In 2022, he helped save it.

The show fell into crisis after Alex Trebek died. Its biggest winner is making things right. → Read More

Why Taylor Swift’s self-loathing ‘Anti-Hero’ already hit a nerve with fans

Why Taylor Swift’s cryptic first single (“Anti-Hero”) off her new album (“Midnights”) is already seeing such a strong reaction online. → Read More

How the search for clues in Taylor Swift’s music became all-consuming

As “Midnights” nears release, her fans go down all the rabbit holes and work themselves into a frenzy. → Read More

One of Loretta Lynn’s last public appearances captures her iconic legacy

Loretta Lynn’s two CMA Awards moments sum up her iconic career. → Read More