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 Lesson in Luck: Why You Should Always Wait Out the Storm at Willie Nelson’s Ranch

When thunder and lightning threatened the country outlaw’s festival, the stacked lineup rolled with the rain-soaked punches....

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Michelle Obama, Queen Latifah, and Missy Elliott Put Shine Theory to Work in the Name of Education at SXSW

Sophia Bush and Diane Warren also joined the First Lady to discuss empowering women and their favorite music....

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Iggy Pop & Josh Homme Thrill With Post Pop Depression Cuts at SXSW

If Iggy Pop is truly retiring, this is a helluva send-off....

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SXSW May Be a Mess, But It’s a Mess That Still Produces Great Moments

Including Drake’s surprise headlining set, the rise of Julien Baker, and Young Thug's unorthodox marketing....

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SXSW: Tony Visconti on Meeting David Bowie and Cautionary Industry Tales

He initially wasn't a fan of "Space Oddity."...