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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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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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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Charles Bradley Soars Once More

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

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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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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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Janelle Monáe's Android Rebellion

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

Greenday article

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

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

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The Year They Stole Kim Kardashian

At the end of a seismic year for the royal family of American entertainment, a look at how the Kardashians rewrote the book — and the cautionary tale — of celebrity worship.

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Sharon Jones And The Work That Lasts

The soul singer succumbed to cancer, but not before she gave the people what they want

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Bon Iver Comes Out Of Hibernation In Oakland

The lights were up, recorded music was piping through the house speakers, and half the crowd had shrugged and shuffled out onto Telegraph Avenue — but none of that mattered.

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The Incredible True Story of Bruce Springsteen

The rocker's memoir, 'Born to Run,' is essential reading for devoted fans and novices alike