Hilary Hughes

Hilary Hughes

Culture Editor/Critic/Correspondent

Currently: MTV News! My work has appeared in Esquire, Rolling Stone, NPR Music, The New York Times, Pitchfork, Elle, and more. Say hi: hilary.jane.hughes@gmail.com

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MTV

A UVA Student Organizer Recounts His Last 24 Hours Of Counter-Protest In Charlottesville

'Every two seconds I saw a different white nationalist or Neo-Nazi group...'

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Esquire

U2's Joshua Tree Tour Revisits the Band's Greatest Era–But Its Urgency Has Faded Three Decades Later

The fire that fueled young U2's call to action hasn't gone out, but it smolders beneath the surface in a way that favors comfort over challenge

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Esquire

Adam Lambert Isn't Here to Replace Freddie Mercury. He's a Queen Frontman for the 21st Century.

On the 40th anniversary of the earth-shattering 'News of the World,' Lambert contributes to the rock band's legacy while moving forward with his own

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MTV

This Year’s Pride Is Reinvigorating Tegan And Sara’s Purpose

The sister act is taking its LGBTQ activism to new level: 'When things get bad, we get up and we fight'

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Esquire

You Can't Handle The Truths Of Jason Isbell's The Nashville Sound — But He Can

How fatherhood opened the musician's eyes and shaped his most vulnerable album yet

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MTV

Charles Bradley Soars Once More

The Screaming Eagle of Soul flies home to Brooklyn after recovering from cancer treatment

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Esquire

Father John Misty and the Album You Love to Hate (to Love)

You can respect Pure Comedy and his tour behind it without "liking" it—because art doesn't have to please you in order to do its job.

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MTV

Ryan Adams Returns To His ‘Spiritual Home’

Thoughts on the singer-songwriter's relationship with New York and his 'Prisoner' tour

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MTV

How Music Festivals Are Going Green

Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and a ton of other major live events are leading the charge in rocking out sustainably

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MTV

Janelle Monáe's Android Rebellion

For MTV News's DYSTOPIA NOW! series, a treatise on Monáe's musical science fiction and its apocalyptic threads

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MTV

When Punk Rock Is More Patriotic Than The President

A night out with Green Day, Against Me!, and a nation seeking catharsis in 'Troubled Times'

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MTV

The Show Can’t Go On Without Her

Five key behind-the-scenes music industry players talk about their jobs on A Day Without A Woman

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MTV

Jessi Zazu Ain't Afraid Of Cancer

The Nashville rocker on how Planned Parenthood and the Affordable Care Act came through when she needed them most

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MTV

Don't 'Temple Of Doom' Someone On Valentine's Day (Or Ever)

Or, Indiana Jones and the Perfect Break-Up Term

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MTV

Just Accept MetalliGa For The Delightful Trainwreck It Is, Damn It

Did this collaboration piss you off? Congrats! You’re allergic to fun.