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Bill O’Reilly Driven Crazy by ‘Between Two Ferns’ and Beyoncé

Fox News and Bill O’Reilly are, at this point in modern television, low-hanging fruit. If you want to find someone who adeptly creates outrage out of nothing, look no further than O’Reilly. Despite trying to rebrand himself as a popular historian in recent years with his books about the deaths of Jesus, Lincoln, and JFK, he has always made a career out of being angry at whatever popular left-leaning folks — from President Obama to George Clooney — are doing. The guy is easily offended, at least for the sake of good TV, and in turn creates controversy to piss off the people who hate-watch him. It’s a vicious circle, indeed, and this week he’s found his typical ire in the familiar (Obama) and the unexpected (Beyoncé). … Read More

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Inside the Whitney Houston Biennial: Brooklyn’s Witty, All-Female Alternative to the Whitney Biennial

There were many alternatives to the Whitney Biennial this week, but the most lauded would have to be the one with the most enigmatic name: The Whitney Houston Biennial: I’m Every Woman. Curated by artist Christine Finley, this show was exactly what it sounds like: an all-female-artist alternative to the established Whitney Biennial. Since so much of the art world is a boy’s club, it seems especially necessary — and exciting — to have a separate space where female artists are celebrated. … Read More

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20 Forgotten Movie Roles of Our Favorite ’00s Pop Stars

Thanks to Justin Timberlake’s prominent roles in Inside Llewyn Davis, Friends With Benefits, and The Social Network, we’ve grown used to seeing the once peroxide-blonde ‘N SYNC star acting with aplomb on the big screen. No one else from the Billboard charts of the 2000s has made it to Timberlake’s level of feature-film success. But even JT started somewhere — namely, with the made-for-TV prince-and-pauper redux Model Behavior (2000). As it turns out, tons of other pop stars tried to earn their own “/actor” crowns in movies you may (The Aviator) or may not (Carmen: A Hip Hopera) have seen. In celebration (and in memoriam) of these forgotten career detours, we bring you 20 films that — surprisingly — feature pop stars from the beginning of the… Read More

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Awesome Artwork Casts Beyoncé as a Zombie Fighter

Fact: I have never watched a single episode of The Walking Dead. Another fact: I would watch every single episode of The Walking Dead, write embarrassingly long tracts of fan fiction, and throw elaborately themed premiere parties if Beyoncé were its star. Ali Graham evidently feels the same way; the artist started a Tumblr called Survivor: Beyoncé vs. Zombie that’s exactly what it sounds like. Every image matches a Beyoncé lyric with a vision of Queen Bey laying waste to the undead hordes. It’s brilliant, and we are forever in Ms. Graham’s debt. … Read More

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Video: Beyoncé + Donuts = “Dunkin’ Love”

I clearly take the little things for granted: when a Dunkin’ Donuts opened in my neighborhood, I think I celebrated… Read More

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15 of the Best Southern Hip Hop Songs of the ’00s

There’s a new trend seeping through pop music, and we’re hoping it will saturate it: early-2000s Southern hip hop is back. Last December saw the release of a little Beyoncé album you might have heard about, where shades of bouncing, twangy Houston rap sneaked around corners in tracks like “Partition” and “***Flawless.” Then in January, OutKast announced their reunion, bringing hope to the hearts of fans (OK, me) that they might return to their “Ms. Jackson” and “So Fresh, So Clean” days. Big Boi, OutKast’s shorter half, teased this hope with his latest single, released yesterday: “GossipZilla” features OutKast’s frequent former contributors, UGK, and Mississippi rapper and producer Big K.R.I.T. … Read More

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This Is Beyoncé in Alphabet Form

Say what you want about Beyoncé or her music or how any of it relates to feminism, but girl… Read More

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