Flavorwire’s Official VMAs 2014 Drinking Game

Happy one-year anniversary to the moment Miley Cyrus killed twerk! Oh yeah, and there’s another Video Music Awards upon us. They air at 9 p.m. Sunday (August 24) on MTV, and the performers include Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea, and more. Here are a bunch of ways to drink along with the VMAs. … Read More

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Queer Rapper Le1f Speaks Out Against Macklemore: Why “Same Love” Doesn’t Speak for the LGBT Community

Here’s a confession: before writing this paragraph, I hadn’t listened to “Same Love” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. It’s not because I make a habit out of avoiding pop music; rather, the notion of a straight white man rapping about how it’s OK to be gay didn’t seem like the kind of thing for me. I mean, I know it’s OK to be gay. Most of those I know in the LGBT community know it’s ok to be queer, too. And here’s a surprise for the heterosexual world: most of us didn’t learn from you anything about understanding and appreciating ourselves. “Same Love” is Acceptance for Dummies, essentially, a song for those who need to be told by one of their own that those who are different from them are human beings, too, and deserving of the same respect as anyone else.  … Read More

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Ranking the MTV VMA Performances from Best to Worst

Last night saw the MTV Video Music Awards come to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The best thing about the night was clearly Taylor Swift telling One Direction to “Shut the fuck up,” but beyond that, the show was, as ever, about the performances — all the post-event hysteria has been about Miley Cyrus’s… interesting rendition of “We Can’t Stop,” but there were plenty of other notable moments, including an N*Sync reunion and Kanye West performing “Blood on the Leaves.” So… from best to worst, here’s how we saw the evening’s performances. … Read More

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10 Amazing, Shocking Unscripted Moments From ’90s MTV

Though the channel debuted in the early ’80s, MTV really found its groove in the ’90s when it still balanced music coverage with its burgeoning original reality, comedy, and animated programming. Because we can’t resist looking back fondly on the wild and wacky on-air incidents that shaped our adolescence, here are ten mind-blowing moments from MTV’s second decade that make us pine for those halcyon off-the-wall… Read More

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The Fug Report: Highs and Lows from the Week in Fashion

Editor’s note: Welcome to The Fug Report! Each week our fashion blogger friends Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, the sartorial geniuses behind Go Fug Yourself, will feature some of their favorite looks of the week in this space. We hope you enjoy it!

This week, on Go Fug Yourself, we were worked into … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Patti Smith and the Kronos Quartet accepted the 2011 Polar Music Prize at a ceremony in Stockholm yesterday. The annual award — which is Sweden’s highest music honor — was founded by Stig Anderson (aka ABBA’s manager), back in 1989. [via BBC]

2. Hopping on board the ’90s nostalgia bandwagon, ABC is… Read More

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No One Is Hosting This Year’s MTV Video Music Awards

We have an unhealthy relationship with MTV’s Video Music Awards. While we’re never exactly what you’d call excited to sit down and watch the show each year, thanks to precious pop culture moments — like Michael Jackson smooching Lisa Marie Presley or Britney Spears dancing with a gigantic snake — we feel obligated to tune… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Listen to a new track called “I Could Be Wrong” featuring Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig and Chromeo’s Dave 1. It’s available on the digital version of Chromeo’s new album, Business Casual, which drops today. [via P4K]
2. Here’s a high-quality version of Kanye’s new song “Runaway” — which he debuted… Read More

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