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Why We Should Take Kesha’s Allegations Seriously

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Last week, a New York judge dismissed a defamation countersuit filed by producer Lukas Gottwald, aka Dr Luke, against pop singer Kesha and her mother, Patricia “Pebe” Sebert. This is only one of several legal skirmishes on the horizon for Kesha; the real battle happens later this month, when the 28-year-old will finally seek freedom from a longstanding contract with Gottwald. Unless she makes legal headway, Kesha won’t be able to record with anyone but him.
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Gloria Steinem, Madeleine Albright, and the Conversation Feminists Should Really Be Having About Hillary and Bernie

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I had to watch the video twice, and even then it was hard to believe what I was seeing. Gloria Steinem, arguably America’s most consistent public voice for feminism since the 1960s, was trying to explain to Bill Maher why so many young women support Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton. “When you’re young,” she said, “you’re thinking, ‘Where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie?’”
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Archie’s Pal Jughead Is Asexual, According to New Comic

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Representation of the LGBT community has come a long way in the past decade or so, but one group that’s gone almost entirely unrepresented — in life, media, and the aforementioned acronym — is asexuals. Characters who outwardly identify as asexual are rarely seen in film, TV, literature, or comic books, and they’re rarely even mentioned outside of a joke. That’s about to change, though, in an upcoming issue of Jughead.
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The Art of Ancient Love Poems

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In an attempt to appreciate the innocence of Valentine’s Day without the dreaded Hallmark sentiment, we’re looking back at several ancient love poems. The term “ancient” is applied loosely in some instances. But throughout the centuries, fragments of swoon-worthy, erotic lines from poets often unnamed have offered clues about some of the oldest literary examples from the ancient world. Here are some of the most compelling.
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Incredibly Detailed, Voyeuristic Paintings of Life Inside City Skyscrapers

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Los Angeles-based artist Seth Armstrong, who we discovered on Fubiz, creates photorealistic paintings of cityscapes at night that allow us to peer into the tiny windows of massive buildings and watch the residents within. Armstrong focuses on skyscrapers, painting intricate reflections of city lights and miniature details of apartments and offices that require time and focus to find — such as the clothing hanging in a bedroom closet, a beside stack of books, or a couple having sex in the shadows. The neon lights and voyeuristic views lend an almost noir-ish vibe to the paintings.
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The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Larry David

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This is the only SNL episode that matters as we go deeper into the presidential primaries. Larry David has appeared as a guest on the series, impersonating (without having to try very hard) Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Last night, there was visual proof that they are not actually the same person as Sanders did indeed make a cameo. Sanders also makes a very Larry David introduction when musical guest The 1975 hit the stage (lead singer Matthew Healy could be the love child of Dave Gahan and googly–eyed Robert Smith). See how it all went down last night, below.
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Gloria Steinem Tells Bill Maher Young Women Support Sanders Because “The Boys Are With Bernie”

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Gloria Steinem appeared on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher last night for a one-on-one interview with the host to promote her new book, My Life on the Road. And midway through what turned out to be a mostly measured, ten-minute conversation between the 81-year-old feminist icon and a comedian whose track record on women’s issues has always been spotty at best, Maher asked Steinem why she thought so many young women were supporting Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary.
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