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10 Essential Horror Films for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day, otherwise known as a day of heteronormative displays of affection mass-produced by a corporate giant, is upon us. If you side with the anti-Valentine camp, eschew the Hallmark holiday sentiment by watching these horror films featuring bad romances, bloody sexcapades, and twisted love stories.
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Kanye West’s ‘Yeezy Season 3’ Launch Proves Fashion and Hip-Hop Are Closer Analogues Than You Might Think

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Kanye day came, and Kanye day went. The Madison Square Garden-sized event, billed as the presentation of his third collection with Adidas and the listening party for his new album, The Life of Pablo, was broadcast live on TIDAL, to what the service claims was some 20 million viewers. The show featured more than 50 models and 1,200 extras. Veronica Webb & Naomi Campbell both stalked the Vanessa Beecroft exhibit in floor-length black furs. Just as New York Fashion Week was beginning to ramp up, Madison Square Garden had become the epicenter of the collision between fashion and hip-hop cultures.
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Sanders on ‘Colbert’ on Why He Should Be President: Bill O’Reilly “Would Move to Ireland”

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After dining with Al Sharpton yesterday morning following his New Hampshire win, Bernie Sanders continued his conversational rounds with American icons later in the day with an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, in which Sanders both got to aim comedic ire at Bill O’Reilly, while also having to address some challenging questions from Colbert. 
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Artwork From the First-Ever Illustrated Version of Vladimir Nabokov’s ‘Lolita’

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Last year, the New Republic celebrated the 60th anniversary of Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita with a selection of mini-essays from women writers. The first of these, from debut novelist Alexandra Kleeman, offers a brilliant close reading of the novel’s first lines. After a fiery opening that seems to be addressed to Lolita, Kleeman writes, our narrator veers off, “leaving the reader uncertain whether he refers to the girl or to himself, or to the latter in the guise of the former.”
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Kanye’s Latest Album Title Is…

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Kanye West, he who hath run amok on social media for all of 2016, is putting an album out today, February 11, in conjunction with his fashion show at Madison Square Garden. There have been many names for this album: So Help Me GodSWISHWAVES, and, finally, T.L.O.P., the meaning of which was a mystery until late last night. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, the final title of Kanye’s upcoming album is… The Life of Pablo
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Melissa McCarthy Raps Kanye’s Deep Cut, “Butterscotch Man,” in New ‘SNL’ Ad

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Kanye West has plenty of hit singles — “Stronger,” “Jesus Walks,” “Gold Digger,” “Touch the Sky,” — but true fans know that his excellence shines most brightly on the deep cuts. You know, all of 808s & Heartbreak, “Guilt Trip,” and little-known banger “Butterscotch Man.” Melissa McCarthy is a huge fan, apparently, because she raps the hell out of “Butterscotch Man” in this new SNL ad.
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Bernie Sanders vs. Barack Obama: A Hypothetical Basketball Pick-Up Game

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Almost lost in the news of Bernie Sanders’ victory in New Hampshire last night was the footage Fox News showed of his basketball skills. As the votes came in, Sanders was nailing a succession of bank shots in a gym with his family. His apparent prowess calls to mind our current president, and the question of who’d win in a pick-up game between incumbent and aspirant.
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