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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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Ranking the 2014 Grammy Performances from Best to Worst

And so, the Grammys again. Since half the awards are given out before the ceremony even takes place, the abiding sources of interest these days are a) the outfits and b) the performances. As far as 2014 goes, the relevant points of interest on the former point were Pharrell’s hat (which, inevitably, already has its own Twitter account) and Kacey Musgraves’ curious dress. And the performances… well, as ever, they ranged from the almost sublime to the utterly ridiculous. Here’s our rundown of each any every one, starting with the best and working through to the ones that sent you to the fridge for several more… Read More

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