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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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'Le Carrefour d’hecate,' 1977-78 Oil on canvas
25 5/8 x 39.5 in.
Courtesy of Weinstein Gallery

‘Language of the Birds’ Examines a 100-Year History of Occult Art

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Language of the Birds: Occult and Art, on view at New York University’s 80WSE Gallery through February 13, examines the power of an individual’s magical practice, tracing over 100 years in occult art. The show consists of over 60 modern and contemporary artists and is curated by writer Pam Grossman, creator of the blog Phantasmaphile and Associate Editor of Abraxas International Journal of Esoteric Studies.
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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: Greased Lightning

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There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This round, the live musical continues to gain territory, while Louis CK and Ryan Murphy each had a surprise up their sleeves.
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Dream Casting James Franco’s Zola Movie

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#TheStory, as it officially trended on Twitter, might have been one of the top five most viral moments on the Internet in 2015. The captivating first-person tweetstorm of one woman’s accidental descent into involuntary prostitution taught us all a valuable lesson: Don’t go on random trips to Florida with strangers that you just met at Hooters.
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51 Unforgettable Chris Rock Quotes for His 51st Birthday

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The great Chris Rock turns 51 years old on Sunday, and sure, we should’ve made a bigger deal of it last year – but better late than never, especially if it gives us an excuse to share some of our favorite nuggets from the ever-quote-worthy comic, social commentator, and filmmaker. So here are some of his most memorable bits of wisdom from his stand-up act, his book, and his interviews through the years.
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