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Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan, a Unique and Memorable Female Voice, Has Died at the Age of 46

We were on a holiday schedule yesterday, and so we were unable to report on the tragic death of one of rock's most unique and memorable female voices. Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of the band The Cranberries, has died suddenly at the way-too-young age of 46.

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ABC Moving Forward on Series Inspired by the Legacy of Selena Quintanilla

According to Variety, ABC has given a put pilot commitment to a series inspired by the musical legacy of Selena Quintanilla, the iconic Tejano singer who was murdered at 23 years old in 1995.

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Ava DuVernay and Jay-Z Construct an Epic “Family Feud” That Centers People of Color and a Feminine Perspective

After seeing snippets and hints for seemingly forever, we finally have the full video for Jay-Z's "Family Feud," featuring Queen Bey and directed by another Queen, Ava DuVernay. Oh yeah, and it stars damn near every celebrity on the planet.

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Kendrick Lamar Drops “All the Stars” From the Upcoming Black Panther Soundtrack

Hearing Kendrick Lamar on anything these days is a sign to me that it's gonna be awesome. He's one of those people whose participation is just a sign of quality. So hearing this first track from the upcoming soundtrack for Marvel's Black Panther just gives me even more confidence that this movie is gonna be awesome.

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Kendrick Lamar Will Pen Black Panther‘s New Anthem in Upcoming Film

Grammy-award winner and current rap G.O.A.T, Kendrick Lamar, will be recording a new original song for the upcoming Black Panther film, just another reason it is the most anticipated film of next year.

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Taylor Swift Is a Silence Breaker…When It Comes to Sexual Assault

My (mostly sarcastic) wish was that there would be an end to Taylor Swift think pieces for the Holiday season. However, her presence on the Time cover has caused a backlash, a response to that backlash, and a continuous discussion as to if she "deserves" to be on the cover. Because of course it did.

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Things We Saw Today: Beyoncé Is the Highest Paid Woman in Music This Year—As It Should Be

Even though we are still waiting for that Grammy (those Grammys. Tbh her self-titled album was awesome, let's not forget), that hasn't stopped the queen from getting that money.

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Greta Gerwig’s Adorable Letter to Justin Timberlake Is as Personal & Beautiful as Lady Bird Itself

Greta Gerwig talked to Seth Meyers about the letter she wrote to Justin Timberlake, asking if she could use one of his songs in her new movie, Lady Bird. It's an adorable video, but its real beauty is in how it reflects so much about the movie itself. And in watching this cute interview, I find myself flooded with admiration for the film all over again.

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Things We Saw Today: Drake Has a Zero-Tolerance Policy for Sexual Assault While He’s Performing

Drake stops mid-rap to call out a man in the crowd. He shuts down the music, points directly at the guy and tells him, "If you don't stop touching girls, I'm gonna come out there and f*ck you up."

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Amanda Palmer’s Rendition of Pink Floyd’s “Mother” a Unique Take on the Current Trump Moment

NSFW-ish.

Singer/Songwriter Amanda Palmer was in Melbourne, Australia during the Trump Inauguration, holed up and wondering like the rest of us what the hell the world was gonna be in store for. A few days later, she scripted the video after the jump, and started gathering talented artist friends around her to help make it. You can check out the result above. BE WARNED: there is a scene in which Palmer breastfeeds a Trump-like character. So...NSFW?

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La Vida de Selena Is Selling Out on Amazon

The power of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez is unmatched by most.

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If the Stranger Things Kids Could Stop Being So Great at Literally Everything, My Self-Esteem Would Appreciate It

Added to the list of things they're great at: Motown covers!

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The Country Music Awards Got Very Political Last Night & It Was Excellent

There was a lot of discussion about how the CMAs (Country Music Awards) would tackle gun violence at their show in the wake of the Las Vegas and Texas shootings.

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Why Was Weinstein the “Watershed Moment” and Not Dr. Luke or Bill Cosby? And What Does That Say About Us?

It seems that (hopefully not just for the moment) everything has changed with regard to how we respond to and talk about sexual harassment and assault in the entertainment industry and elsewhere. from the resurgence of Tarana Burke's #MeToo campaign to a seemingly endless number of high-profile people of all genders coming forward with their stories. However, this has been a problem forever. So, why now?

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R. Kelly’s Victim Speaks Out on Years of Abuse

For years it has been very much and open secret that R. Kelly is a sexual predator and it has been turned into a joke. From the Dave Chappelle’s “Piss on You” skit to The Boondocks episode “Trail of R. Kelly” there has been a serious lack of consequences about how R.Kelly has spent his adult life preying on adolescents girls. Now, in a Rolling Stone’s article “Surviving R. Kelly” Kitti Jones, a former girlfriend of R.Kelly is telling her story about abuse at the hands of the R&B idol.

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Listen to the Stranger Things Season 2 Soundtrack Now

The soundtrack for the second season is currently on Spotify, and the original work of Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, members of the band S U R V I V E is as perfectly synth-heavy as ever.

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Rami Malek Is So Perfect as Freddie Mercury That It’s Damn Near Giving Me a Heart Attack. Here’s a Photo.

I'll be able to weather the goings-on in this mad, tumultuous world, so long as I have access to images of Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury. That's basically what's getting me through the day these days.

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“Almost Like Praying” Bathroom Demo Shows Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Brilliance, but the Finished Version’s Better, Obvi

Demos are fascinating in that they give us a glimpse into the creative process of musicians we love. We all know what a brilliant songsmith Lin-Manuel Miranda is, and so it's really cool to hear how "Almost Like Praying," a song that not only manages to make music from the names of places on the Puerto Rican map, but that eventually combined the talents of 21 other amazing Latinx, got its start.

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Black and Brown Girls Don’t Care About Your Respectability Politics

When Genius posted their video: "Rihanna, SZA, Cardi B, and Jhené Aiko Prove 'Unladylike' Ladies Are Winning 2017” about the new rise of sexually free black and brown women in Hip-Hop and RnB, it brought a smile to my face. As any brown woman will tell you, from the moment we go through puberty we are told that we have to carry ourselves a certain way or you’ll be seen as “fast.”

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“Bodack Yellow (Money Moves)” Makes Cardi B a Legend

Look What You Made Her Do

With three weeks in the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100, Cardi B has proved her dominance in the rap industry by becoming the longest charting female rap solo artist for a single ever, according to Billboard.

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