Rihanna

For Better or Worse, Rihanna’s ‘Anti’ Is Appropriately Titled

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If nothing else, Rihanna nailed the title of her new LP. Anti is her first record since 2012’s Unapologetic, which marked the end of her prolific run of seven albums in eight years, starting with 2005’s Music of the Sun. It’s a 43-minute slow burn that’s antithetical in sound and spirit to any album she’s ever released, and feels wholly unconcerned with re-starting the engine of the most prolific machine in pop music
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Rihanna Releases Her ‘ANTI’ at Long Last

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After an insufferable amount of time dealing with spaced out single releases, magazine covers, Dior campaign video editorials, and that weird room thing courtesy of Samsung, the release of ANTI had been relegated to a mere punchline. Finally, Rihanna announced that the album was done, only a full year after releasing “FourFiveSeconds”—the alleged “first single” with Kanye West and Paul McCartney. But given the nature of this current era it was best to still adopt an “I’ll believe it when I see it (or hear it)” attitude.
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Sia’s ‘This Is Acting’ Breaks Down the Business of Being Anthemic

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The upcoming album from the most mellifluous wig in music — Sia — is a specimen of pointedly impersonal pop: it mostly comprises songs she wrote entirely for other artists. Seen in light of the music itself, the title of the album, This Is Acting, seems neither to glorify the concept of being a blank slate and molding oneself to write for icons nor make a more sinister statement about self-erasure.
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The 10 Best Movie Moments of 2015

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As the year-end lists and nominations and awards pile up, it’s time for a Flavorwire tradition that goes all the way back to 2010: our round-up of the the individual scenes and sequences from this year’s movies that have stuck in our heads. Sometimes the films around them don’t measure up to these moments of greatness; sometimes they do, with those interludes standing out as the best of the best. Either way, these are the movie moments worth treasuring from 2015. …Read More

Rihanna Set for “Big Part” in Luc Besson’s Next Movie

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Brace yourself: Rihanna and the dude who turned Scarlet Johansson into an omnipotent badass are teaming up to adapt a series of French graphic novels about “a pair of time-travelling space agents who help to defend a utopian future Earth.” If you listen carefully, you can hear the “cult classic” label being slapped onto the project already!
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