Tag: Swift, Taylor

A Game, a Parade, a Shooting: The Story of America in Three Acts

America’s most communal cultural event, the Super Bowl, featured a wildly popular team from Kansas City cheered by a global pop star who is dating the tight end. After the Chiefs won, she kissed her boyfriend under the falling confetti. Three days later, the city held a massive parade and celebration where gunfire broke out, […]

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The Chiefs Won the Super Bowl. Will Taylor Swift Visit the White House?

The Kansas City Chiefs have just won the Super Bowl, and that is nice. But just to focus on the real news for one second: Could this mean that Taylor Swift — the global superstar, football enthusiast and onetime Biden endorser — is going to visit the White House? Asked on Monday whether the White […]

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What MAGA World Gets Wrong About the N.F.L. and Taylor

More than 100 million people are expected to watch this Sunday’s Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers, most likely making it the year’s most watched television broadcast — again. The National Football League is an American cultural behemoth: Ninety-three of 2023’s 100 most-watched television broadcasts were N.F.L. games. Among […]

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Will Taylor Swift Be at the Super Bowl? Stay Tuned.

On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs will be making the team’s fourth Super Bowl appearance in the last five seasons. While some N.F.L. players go their entire career without playing for a championship, one of Kansas City’s newcomers had their ticket punched after only 12 games. As Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic said on X, […]

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Is Taylor Swift Actually Increasing N.F.L. Ratings?

Ever since Taylor Swift started dating the Kansas City Chiefs’ Travis Kelce, she has elevated him into a new tier of celebrity. But is she making football more popular? Headlines all season have suggested she’s boosting N.F.L. ratings. The league said that regular-season viewership was up 7 percent from last season, according to Nielsen data. […]

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Welcome to Kansas City (Taylor’s Version), a City Agog Over Swift and Kelce

Prayer candles adorned with the faces of Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift gaze out from shop windows. Chiefs flags flutter on car windows zipping down highways. Red clothing appears to be mandatory. Kansas City, Mo., has lost its mind, and happily so. Its beloved Chiefs are headed to the Super Bowl on Sunday, the team’s […]

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Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce Timeline

The planet’s biggest pop star met America’s biggest sport, and heads collectively exploded. Here are the moments people got happy, sad, angry or annoyed. By Emmanuel Morgan and Matt Stevens Emmanuel Morgan reported from Las Vegas, where he asked Roger Goodell, the N.F.L. commissioner, to weigh in on someone else’s relationship. Matt Stevens reported from […]

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Kansas City Stars, With Help From Taylor Swift, Are Advertising Champs

The Kansas City Chiefs enter Sunday’s Super Bowl having already won — when it comes to commercials. Over the past year, the star players Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce, along with Coach Andy Reid, have been inescapable to TV viewers. Flipping channels, you might find Mr. Kelce baring his arm for a Pfizer Covid-19 shot, […]

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There’s a Super Bowl Extravaganza at Las Vegas Airports, Too

Nothing about Las Vegas is measured in moderation. The fluorescent buildings are towering and intentionally bright. Around casino floors, at pool parties and on the Vegas Strip, throngs of tourists daily play chicken with their alcohol tolerance levels and credit card limits. With the Super Bowl, the country’s biggest annual sporting event, happening in the […]

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Taylor Swift’s Bittersweet Victory

Feb. 1, 2024, 3:00 p.m. ET Feb. 1, 2024, 3:00 p.m. ET Credit…Jason Mcdonald/Netflix, via Associated Press Oscar Bait is The Point’s series of conversations about films nominated for the Academy Award for best picture. Today, Christopher Orr, an editor in Opinion who was once a film critic, discusses “Maestro” with Vanessa Mobley, OpEd Editor. […]

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Grammy Audience Jumps to 16.9 Million

Award shows are in their rebound era. The Grammy Awards notched 16.9 million viewers on Sunday night, a 34 percent increase from last year’s ceremony, according to Nielsen and CBS, which aired the show. It was the most-watched Grammy Awards since the 2020 ceremony, shortly before the pandemic — and up significantly from 2021, when […]

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Taylor Swift Prop Bets Dominate Super Bowl Action

The Super Bowl always draws crowds to betting windows and online sports books, but some of the most talked about action this year will leave a blank space in Las Vegas. With in-person sports books limited to action on the field, Adam Burns, the sports book manager for BetOnline.ag, found himself capitalizing on the moment […]

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The Grammys Aim for a Big Tent, but Not Everyone Feels at Home

Sunday night at the 66th annual Grammy Awards, Jay-Z accepted the Dr. Dre global impact award, a sort of éminence grise prize. He’s previously won 24 Grammys, but he did not treat the moment like a homecoming. Instead, he used his speech to alternately nudge and excoriate the Recording Academy, the body that awards the […]

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U.S. Plans More Strikes, and Storm Slams Los Angeles

The New York Times Audio app is home to journalism and storytelling, and provides news, depth and serendipity. If you haven’t already, download it here — available to Times news subscribers on iOS — and sign up for our weekly newsletter. The Headlines brings you the biggest stories of the day from the Times journalists […]

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Fake and Explicit Images of Taylor Swift Started on 4chan, Study Says

Images of Taylor Swift that had been generated by artificial intelligence and had spread widely across social media in late January probably originated as part of a recurring challenge on one of the internet’s most notorious message boards, according to a new report. Graphika, a research firm that studies disinformation, traced the images back to […]

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Best and Worst Moments From the 2024 Grammys:

The most awards at the 66th annual Grammys went to Phoebe Bridgers, who picked up three with her band boygenius and one for a feature on a SZA song. SZA, who came into the night with the most nominations, was shut out of the biggest honors — for album (which went to Taylor Swift’s “Midnights”), […]

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Grammys 2024 Takeaways: Taylor Swift Makes History in a Big Night for Women

Women thoroughly dominated the 66th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, with a history-making album of the year win by Taylor Swift and victories by Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, SZA, Lainey Wilson, the Colombian pop star Karol G and the band boygenius. The wins capped a year when women were extraordinarily successful in pop music, and […]

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Taylor Swift and the Profound Weirdness of MAGA

Hatred makes people gullible and foolish. That’s a key lesson of the MAGA right’s deeply strange turn against Taylor Swift and her boyfriend, the Kansas City Chiefs’ star tight end Travis Kelce. In fact, that’s a key lesson from this entire sorry era in American political and cultural life. There’s nothing new about partisan anger […]

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Inside Trump’s Not-So-Swift Brain

It’s easy to imagine what’s going through Donald Trump’s head right now. I can hear his interior monologue all the way from Mar-a-Lago. He’s fulminating, working himself up to another epic meltdown, like he had over Nikki Haley the night he won the New Hampshire primary. The thoughts pinballing through Trump’s cortex might be something […]

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Taylor Swift Makes Fox News Suddenly Hate Celebs in Politics

Taylor Swift, you may have noticed, is everywhere: packing arenas on the Eras tour; filling theaters with her concert film; popping onto your TV screen from a luxury suite at Kansas City Chiefs games, cheering on her boyfriend, Travis Kelce. And now she’s living rent-free in Fox News hosts’ heads. After reports that the Biden […]

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Taylor Swift’s Fans React to Right Wing Attacks on Star

Taylor Swift often encourages her fans to devise fanciful theories about her music, but this week a very different type of wild speculation sprung up around her: political conspiracy theories being peddled by Fox News, Trump surrogates and the extended MAGA universe. The theories range widely, but include outlandish claims that Ms. Swift is secretly […]

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Trump’s Running Mate? It’s Gotta Be Vivek Ramaswamy.

The conventional wisdom has long been that a presidential candidate should pick a running mate who provides some extra vitamins or different flavors. If you’re a rib-eye, you do broccoli. If you’re pralines and cream, you choose cookie dough. But if you’re Donald Trump, that makes no sense whatsoever. You double down, which means you […]

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Fox News to Taylor Swift: ‘Don’t Get Involved in Politics!’

Taylor Swift has not uttered a word about the 2024 presidential election. But the mere prospect that the pop superstar could endorse President Biden has sent conservatives on Fox News into conniptions. “Why would someone as popular as she is alienate your fans, the Swifties?” Jeanine Pirro said on “The Five,” before addressing the singer […]

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Taylor Swift, Donald Trump and the Right’s Abnormality Problem

There was a brief period in the later part of the Covid-19 pandemic, between the moment when Glenn Youngkin swept into the Virginia governorship and the full political return of Donald Trump, when I became convinced that American liberalism was headed for a truly epochal defeat in 2024. It seemed then that — under the […]

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Taylor Swift, SZA, Billie Eilish: Who Will Have a Big Grammys?

The 66th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday are poised to be a celebration of a dominant year for women in pop music, with female stars like SZA, Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo and Billie Eilish facing off in the major categories. SZA, whose “SOS” was a critical and chart smash, leads with nine nominations; the pop […]

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Study Tracking Women’s Music Credits Has a Surprise: Good News

Each year since 2018, the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative has tracked the number of women credited on the music industry’s biggest hits, and the numbers have usually been dismal — year after year, female artists, songwriters and producers have been crowded out by men, sometimes by extraordinary margins. In their latest report, […]

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Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce and a MAGA Meltdown

For football fans eager to see a new team in the Super Bowl, the conference championship games on Sunday that sent the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers back to the main event of American sports culture were sorely disappointing. But one thing is new: Taylor Swift. And she is driving the movement behind […]

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U.S. Weighs Retaliation After Strike in Jordan, and Farmers Lay ‘Siege’ to Paris

The New York Times Audio app is home to journalism and storytelling, and provides news, depth and serendipity. If you haven’t already, download it here — available to Times news subscribers on iOS — and sign up for our weekly newsletter. The Headlines brings you the biggest stories of the day from the Times journalists […]

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Why Democrats Are Using Personal Abortion Stories

When Dr. Austin Dennard, an OB-GYN in Dallas, learned that her 11-week-old fetus had a fatal medical condition in July 2022, she immediately understood the medical implications. What she didn’t know was that she would soon land in the middle of a lawsuit against the state of Texas — and in the midst of the […]

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