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My hate for the nebulous, jittery, and useless term “people of color” can at least partially be blamed on celery sticks, cherry tomatoes, and ranch dressing. It was 2017 (I think). I was on a panel about anti-Blackness, but I don’t remember exactly where. (Pittsburgh, maybe?) I do remember that the organizers said that there’d
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Arms That Fit Like Legs, an electronic-instrumental trio from Dublin, Ireland, have presented a magnificent groovy track named What It Is Is. The song comes from their forthcoming album which due to be released next year. According to Arms That Fit Like Legs, the song was recorded during “a couple of socially-distanced Zoom session” — making
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While the rest of the music industry cancelled tours and pushed back record releases in response to COVID-19, Travis Scott pulled off the most ambitious concert of his career: as a floating plantoid head rapping to 27.7 million people in Fortnite. Like every one of the star’s concerts, it was electric and unforgettable. And like
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TSHA, a London-based music producer, is becoming one of the most exciting names in the world of electronic music. Just today, TSHA released her latest euphonious single Sister. The track comes before the release of her upcoming EP Flowers, which is due to be released on the 16th of October via Ninja Tune, starring collaborations
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For the past decade, A. G. Cook has been instrumental in carving out a new path for a generation of pop artists operating in the margins of the mainstream. Since he founded the hugely influential PC Music label in 2013, he’s excelled at staying mostly in the shadows, helping artists like Charli XCX redefine their
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In the current digital world, Lola Dupré’s collage art screams rebellion and provocation. We recently had the great opportunity to interview her and get a better understanding of her origins, influences and creative process. First of all, we’d like to know how you are doing these days with the current odd situation. We guess it
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This is Wait, What?, a column that explains the seemingly incomprehensible. One week ago today, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion blessed our weary nation with their video for “WAP,” a gleefully filthy sonic and visual ode to their genitalia. It features an infectious hook lifted from Frank Ski’s 1993 Baltimore club track “Whores in
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“These days they blame the atom for everything!” Bert I. Gordon’s Beginning of the End lives up to just about every cliché and stereotype of ‘50s science-fiction. It features oversized arthropods whose growth is galvanised by radiation; conventional weaponry is almost useless against the beasts; and lengthy monologues abound from a scientist-type, who explains scientific theories and
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Glass Animals are not a band known for turning inwards. For the most part, the Oxford psych-pop outfit’s success has rested on their smooth yet eclectic brand of indie pop, which saw them carving out their own place in an increasingly saturated genre. They sharpened their songwriting with 2016’s Mercury-nominated and often brilliant How to
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Mario Bava’s Black Sabbath (I Tre Volti Della Paura) is a 1963 anthology horror film, featuring three tales of terror. In The Telephone, which is essentially a giallo thriller, a young woman, Rosy (Michelle Mercier), is repeatedly called on the telephone by a man who claims to be watching her. The mysterious caller eventually reveals himself to be her former pimp, Frank, who
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On Thursday, Belarusian authorities began releasing prisoners from the jails. These were people who had been arrested during the days of protest following Sunday’s presidential election, which European officials said “was neither free nor fair” and in which Aleksander Lukashenko, who has ruled Belarus for 26 years, claimed to win over 80 precent of the
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Erik Drost, better known under the moniker of Mouissie, has released his debut single Skytrain, just today. The song comes before the release of his debut EP. Skytrain is a throwback-like song, mixing vintage synthesizers with disco-driven energy resulting in a party-driven atmosphere. Having presented his first track, Mouissie marks himself as a potential connoisseur of 80s
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Coming the fall. This is a game-changing innovation for celebrity gossip news television programming. Positivity a medium that itself has been intrinsically newsworthy. Kadrolsha Ona Carole trademarked as the Queen of the Paranormal known for her positivity brings her positivity and is changing the old standard of belittling celebrity gossip reporting. Kadrolsha brings to the
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Beck has released a new visual album counterpart to his latest album Hyperspace, in collaboration with NASA. Helmed by directors OSK, the Hyperspace: A.I. Exploration visual album sees the singer-songwriter team up with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for a series of visuals incorporating images and data from NASA missions using artificial intelligence technology. Watch it
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