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The Word “Feminist” Isn’t Overused — It’s Winning

Time is asking its readers to vote one overplayed word or phrase from 2014 off the island (“voting off the island” should definitely have been voted off the island back in 2006), and is conducting a poll to that end. Along with such currently-ubiquitous slang as “bae,” “basic,” “obvi,” and “I can’t even,” Time included as an option the slightly older word “feminist,” which indeed got a brisk workout in 2014. … Read More

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You’re Tearing Me Apart, Beyoncé Rumors

From the On The Run Tour to Elevatorgate to Jay and Bey’s divorce (which somehow segued into their pregnancy) to the supposed second surprise coming of her self-titled 2013 album2014 been a banner year for Beyoncé rumors. As the music editor of Flavorwire, I am required to pay attention to these rumblings and at times, parse them. As a Beyoncé fan, I am mostly unhappy about this job requirement. … Read More

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Four-Disc ‘Beyoncé Platinum Edition Box Set’ to Be Released Nov. 24

While there is no confirmation still of Beyoncé’s (very) rumored, but perhaps spurious, second “surprise” album — a surprise… Read More

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Beyoncé Might Be Releasing Another Album

There have been rumors floating around on social media that Beyoncé is planning to drop another surprise album any time… Read More

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First In-Depth Biography of Beyoncé in the Works

Celebrity biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli (who penned the bios of Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, the Kennedys and the Hiltons) will be… Read More

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Lena Dunham Emails Zadie Smith About Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj, Plus Other Revelations from the ‘Not That Kind of Girl’ Tour

Last night, Lena Dunham brought her 12-city book tour behind Not That Kind of Girl back home with a variety show of quirk, feminism, and friendship for Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Unbound series. The 90-minute event moved quickly, starting with cat-driven stand-up from Mike Birbiglia and a three-song set from Jack Antonoff of fun. and Bleachers (familiar to Not That Kind of Girl readers in the role of good-guy boyfriend). Dunham read two pieces from her nonfiction collection — an essay about her younger sister, Grace, and one of the book’s humorous lists of gaffes — to the intimate crowd, which included her mother Laurie Simmons and actor Jon Glaser (Parks and Recreation) sitting in the front row. Then the show really began. … Read More

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