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Beyoncé Says “Goodbye to All That”

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How many miles to Brooklyn?
Three score miles and ten—
Can I get there by subway at night?
Yes, and back again—
If your feet are nimble and light
You can get there by subway at night.

It is easy to see the beginnings of things, and harder to see the ends. I can remember now, with a clarity that makes me lose my breath, when New York began for me, but I cannot sit this ass on the moment it ended, can never cut through what gets so confusing, baby, to the exact place on the page where the heroine is a grown woman — and can do whatever she wants.
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“Yours and Mine”: Beyoncé’s New Short Film Is a Rare Attempt to Open Up

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This morning, 364 days after she sneak-attacked us with her self-titled album, Beyoncé debuted an 11-minute, black-and-white video reflecting and elaborating on the LP’s themes. Titled “Yours and Mine,” the short film is no doubt a promotional tool for Beyoncé‘s recently released “Platinum Edition,” but there’s also something worth appreciating here: Beyoncé attempting to open up in a way that may not be totally natural to her, as someone who’s been expected to smile pretty for the cameras since childhood. “I was brought up seeing my mother trying to please and make everyone comfortable,” she says.
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Beatles Tributes, Ranked

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For 50 years, popular culture has been paying tribute to The
Beatles. Innumerable covers of all qualities litter YouTube. Entire television specials are dreamt up, even now, to honor their contributions to music history. Every album anniversary is an opportunity for nostalgia of some sort, be it a tribute record, a Cirque du Soleil production, a video game, or a big-budget movie musical. And that’s not even counting the cover bands, with their cheap Liverpudlian accents and their even cheaper suits.
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The 50 Worst Albums Ever Made

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As far as music goes, “the worst” is a slippery category: the worst album of all time was probably made by some godawful crunkcore/pop-punk band in a garage somewhere in 2004 and never saw a formal release. Still, there are better-known records that, for whatever reason, you never, ever want to hear again — the songs are awful, the band’s awful, the music’s awful, or all of the above! So, in the (lighthearted) spirit of our recent list of the worst films ever made, here’s a completely subjective list of the worst albums ever …Read More

You’re Tearing Me Apart, Beyoncé Rumors

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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.
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The 50 Best “Ripped From the Headlines” ‘Law & Order’ Episodes, Ranked

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Law & Order, the Dick Wolf-produced procedural that paved the way for so many other shows — NYPD BlueNCISCSI: So Many, and so many others — has been running, in one form or the other, since 1990. Since that first season, Law & Order, and all its iterations — SVUCriminal Intent, and a few other less successful variants — have followed nearly 1,000 criminal investigations. So, it’s no surprise that a lot of those crimes were based on real-life events — some of them even from just a few months prior.
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