Kanye West

Glastonbury Organizer Faced Death Threats After Booking Kanye West as Headliner

Some Glastonbury fans were not shy about their outrage when festival organizer Emily Eavis booked Kanye West as the headliner… Read More

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Scrabble Acknowledges the Importance of Vaping: Links You Need to See

The unbelievable things that can happen in a day! First, the Boy Scouts of America have finally admitted that their longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable, and their national president called for change…mic drop. No, wait. Pick that mic back up — that’s not all. Second, the story of how Kimye got together is different than you think: Kim pursued Kanye. And third, that stickler for proper words, that jerk who never, ever gave you pointz for creative spelling—Scrabble—just added thousands of new words that include slang like “obvs,” “sexting,” “vape” (about which Flavorwire’s Jonathon Sturgeon wrote extensively) and “cazh” (as in “casual”). Now that mic can be dropped. … Read More

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After BBMAs’ Censorship, Will Kanye West Ever Perform at Another Awards Show?

Kanye West closed the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday with a performance of “All Day” and “Black Skinhead” that got the people going, but for the wrong reasons. Despite self-censoring a few instances of “bitch” and “fuck” in his lyrics, West had long stretches of his performance muted by ABC censors. Unsurprisingly, he responded not with one of his infamous so-called rants, but with a statement via his rep. … Read More

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Nothing Is Embarrassing: On Kim Kardashian’s Strangely Liberating Book of Selfies

Selfish, Kim Kardashian’s new 445-page book of selfies, is a bit of a party trick. Pull out the compact, three-pound art book at a social function, and people clamor to flip through the hundreds of near-identical selfies that chart Kim’s evolution both as a human and as a brand (is there a difference?). Some took a meta selfie with the book, Kim’s damp bosom and dewy face overshadowing their own smiles in the foreground. … Read More

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Why Grow Up? Philosophy for a Generation of Adult Infants

Are we living in an infantile age? Are millennial minds populated with pastel balloons, cartoons, piñatas, and other accoutrements of childhood as a Platonic ideal? These and other questions are avoided in Why Grow Up? Subversive Thoughts for an Infantile Age by the philosopher Susan Neiman. Instead of wondering whether the diagnosis is correct, Neiman doles out the prescription. What the millennial mind needs, she suggests, is a dose of Enlightenment philosophy. After all, Immanuel Kant famously pitched the Enlightenment as “man’s emergence from his self-imposed immaturity.” Without this, Neiman warns, society risks caving into bellicosity. “It may not be an accident,” Neiman writes, “that Peter Pan was published shortly before the First World War.” … Read More

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Update: Spike Lee’s Upcoming Film, ‘Chiraq,’ Is a Musical Comedy that Doesn’t Star Kanye West

UPDATE, 5/12/15: Pitchfork reports that a representative for the film denies claims that Kanye will be appearing: “Contrary to… Read More

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Kanye’s Butt Not Balancing Champagne on ‘Paper Magazine’ Cover, But He Still Has a Lot to Say

As you probably recall, the image that lived up to its “#Break the Internet” title (AKA Kim Kardashian balancing a coupe… Read More

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