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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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Team Bobby: Steve Carell and the Battle of the Sexes Team Examine Bobby Riggs, the “Benign Self-Promoter”

Yesterday, I brought you Part 1—A.K.A. the "Team Billie Jean" session—of the Battle of the Sexes press conference this weekend. Today, it's "Team Bobby's" turn, as members of the cast and crew, led by Steve Carell, and directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, talk about the complex figure who is former tennis pro, Bobby Riggs.

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Kelly Clarkson Hates Dr. Luke So Much, She Refused Sharing Songwriting Credit With Him

We've been covering the ongoing Kesha/Dr. Luke legal battle, in which Kesha alleges years of rape and mental/emotional abuse at the hands of her longtime producer. However, Kelly Clarkson not only revealed her personal distaste for Dr. Luke in a recent interview, but illuminated how the music industry silences its women.

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Look What You Made Billboard Do: Taylor Swift’s Terrible Song Is Gonna Hit #1 and It’s All Our Fault

At this point we've likely all heard about Taylor Swift's new single "Look What You Made Me Do," the first off her upcoming album, Reputation. Now, it seems as though it's poised to reach #1 on the Billboard Top 100 chart next week, and my question is: why? Also, what does this say about how we consume (or don't) what we say we value?

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Pink’s Amazing VMA Speech (Or, Why I Wish Pink Were My Mom)

Pink gave us a little glimpse as to what an awesome mom she is to her daughter Willow in a speech at the VMAs last night.

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Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” Is Still “Old Taylor”

Taylor Swift's new single "Look What You Made Me Do" from her new album Reputation is finally out, and is being met with polarized reactions.

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The Youthful, Restorative Power Of Girlpool

Girlpool's songs provide the sort of exquisite mantras that every woman needs whispered into her ear during times of upheaval.

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Things We Saw Today: Stan Lee Gives Chadwick Boseman His Seal of Approval to Play Black Panther

Yesterday, Black Panther co-creator and Marvel legend, Stan Lee, gave the actor playing the iconic character, Chadwick Boseman, his blessing.

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Spotify Boots Racist Hate Bands, Making Me Glad I Don’t Have to Switch Music Streaming Services

The beautiful thing about free speech is that everybody gets it, and no individual or private company owes anyone a platform. Spotify is the latest company that is exercising its free speech by not giving the hate music of white supremacy a safe haven.

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