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What Adele’s Shockingly Biblical ‘Oh My God’ Music Video Teaches Us About Sin And Ourselves

Upon first glance, the new music video for Adele’s recent song “Oh My God” appears consistent with its name: irreverent or sacrilegious. What else could lyrics like “I am a grown woman and I do what I want to do” prescribe? A closer look, though, unearths themes and truths that are actually quite biblical and illustrate what happens in pursuit…

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Lizzo Celebrates Weight Gain As COVID Kills Obese People

Lizzo wants you to know she gained weight and still feels “good as h-ll.” Thank goodness she doesn’t have COVID. On Sunday, Jan. 2, the body-positivity singer kicked off the new year with a video on Instagram featuring herself dancing in a one-piece captioned, “I gained weight.” “I look TF GOODT [sic],” she added. The post was met with the…

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(Don’t) Take A Chance On Me! In ‘Voyage,’ ABBA Sticks To What Made Them Famous

Everyone’s favorite Swedish band is back. Forty years after releasing their last album, the legendary group ABBA — named after Agnetha Fältskog, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad — have reunited to produce their latest album “Voyage.” Why now? Are any of the ABBA members in sudden need of more fame and fortune? Was their legacy in doubt? Were…

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Did Taylor Swift Just Ruin Her Best Song Of All Time?

“All Too Well” has been Taylor Swift’s greatest song ever since its release on her “Red” album in 2012. It’s always been the best—even when most fans were too busy dressing up like hipsters, making fun of their exes, and vowing never ever to get back together to recognize the genius of the understated deep cut. On Friday, Taylor re-released…

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How The Politicization of Everything Is Ruining Music Festivals

Like everything else, the Austin City Limits music festival was canceled last year, so even though serious rain had turned Zilker Park into a humid, puddled swamp, I went last weekend, just like I have every year since 2005. I was there for the “Dust Bowl” year when all the grass in the park died, and everyone who went coughed…

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‘Blood On My Hands’ Mourns Americans Who Died Because Of Biden’s Bungled Afghanistan Withdrawal

American singer-songwriter John Ondrasik, also known as Five for Fighting, debuted a new song that mourns the Americans who died or were left behind in Afghanistan due to the Biden administration’s incompetence. There’s blood on these handsAnd still AmericansLeft to the TalibanNow how’s that happenin’? Ondrasik recently performed the song for a crowd in Alexandria, Virginia, just miles from the…

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Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ Is As Emotionally Exhausting As Its Long-Awaited Release

Emily Jashinsky: The public waited on Kanye West’s “Donda” release with bated breath for weeks. Now that it’s out, the reaction seems to be mixed. What’s not debatable, however, is West’s cultural impact and West’s counter-cultural message. What did you think of the record, Madeline? Madeline Osburn: For starters, it’s very long. More than two hours of music which is…

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Olivia Rodrigo Ragged On White Pop Stars Because She Wants You To Think She’s A Victim

Teen pop artist and Disney star Olivia Rodrigo revealed last Thursday in a V Magazine interview that growing up she only thought white girls could be real pop stars. If you don’t already know, Rodrigo is currently the most adored pop princess for angsty teenage girls. You may recognize her from this cringey photo op with Anthony Fauci when she went to the White…

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What The ‘Woodstock 99’ Documentary Gets Right And Wrong About The ‘90s Rock Scene

From HBO’s account, “Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage” looks like it was a bacchanalian nightmare of angry people dehydrating under the hot sun. The music festival was planned to be a 30-year anniversary celebration of the original Woodstock — with peace, free love, and drugs — but in practice, according to accounts from the documentary, those hippie vibes were…

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Jason Aldean Celebrates Mask-Free Fans At Recent Concert: ‘I’ve Had Just About Enough Of That’

Country music superstar Jason Aldean praised his fans for not wearing masks at a Wantagh, New York concert on August 7. “You know the coolest thing about all this,” Aldean shouted at the crowd, “the coolest thing to me right now is I’m looking out right now at all you guys and I don’t see one f-cking mask.” Indeed, as…

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Britney Spears’ Court-Appointed Attorney Steps Down From Conservatorship

Pop princess Britney Spears’ court-appointed lawyer, Samuel Ingham III, is stepping down from the celebrity conservatorship, Variety Magazine said on Wednesday. Ingham filed the paperwork in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, Variety reported, after representing the singer since the conservatorship’s inception 13 years ago. In 2008, Britney’s father, Jaime, was appointed sole conservator of her estate, which is now…

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