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Watch Taylor Swift Perform at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Lace and Silk

It’s no secret that Taylor Swift is best friends with Victoria’s Secret model Karlie Kloss — hell, Kloss even… Read More

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Deadmau5, Krewella, and the Convenient Myth of a Post-Sexism Music Industry

On a day when the thesis that The World Is Fundamentally Terrible has been proven conclusively yet again, it feels more than a little silly to be writing about a man who wears a mouse head for a living. But at the same time, it also feels depressingly appropriate; in many ways, you can draw a line through many of the problems afflicting our society, from personal prejudices to ingrained societal ones and the awful ways in which they manifest. And as we’ve seen this year, the trivialities of our online existence can be all too revealing of deeper social problems. … Read More

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Gwen Stefani Doesn’t Understand What’s Wrong With Her Harajuku Girls

Gwen Stefani wants you to know that her cultural appropriation of Japanese street style culture was not problematic.

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Flavorwire Premiere: Grand Vapids’ “Losing” Finds Inspiration in Ralph Ellison’s ‘Invisible Man’

Athens, Georgia’s Grand Vapids are a throwback to indie rock’s not-so-distant past. I hear multiple musical scenes in the corners of their songs, from mid-career Wilco to Elephant 6 band Beulah to Built to Spill to Kurt Vile. If you’ve kept up with guitar music over the last decade or two, you’ll likely find something to enjoy within Grand Vapids’ music. And if you’ve made the transition from going to school to working for a living (so most of us here, I’d say), then you’ll probably relate to Grand Vapids’ “Losing,” which Flavorwire is pleased to premiere below. … Read More

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Blonde Redhead Are the Latest Band to Merge Music and Fashion With New AllSaints Collaboration

Late last week, Blonde Redhead released a new video for “Dripping,” the highlight of their ninth album from earlier this year, Barragán. The clip was as effortlessly cool as anything the New York noise-pop band have put out in their 21-year career, but it also marked a first for the group: a collaboration with a fashion house.

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Let’s Be Real: The Grammys Have Always Relegated Beyoncé to the R&B Category

If you’re searching for proof of the Beygency’s hold over pop culture, look no further than the outrage that emerged Friday over Beyoncé’s six Grammy nominations this year. She was nominated for Album of the Year, Best R&B Performance, Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best R&B Song, Best Music Film and, um, Best Surround Sound Album, ending up tied with Sam Smith and Pharrell for the most nominations. It wasn’t enough. Maybe people have short attention spans, or perhaps it’s that Bey has reached new levels of cultural dominance in this last year, but the conversation surrounding Beyoncé’s perceived lack nominations hinted at a racial bias on the part of the Academy. … Read More

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Luke Wilson and Imogen Poots to Star in Showtime Pilot ‘Roadies’

Luke Wilson has had a quiet few years — his last major role was in the (unfortunately canceled) HBO series Enlightened.… Read More

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