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It's hard to believe that 2016 is already half over, yet the calendar stubbornly remains where it is. It's almost an understatement to say that this has been a challenging year so far, and as ever in the midst of darkness, music remains one of the only things I can reliably return to as a source of comfort. Amid all the chaos of the election season, attacks of terrorism on our LGBT community, horrific...
It was 80 degrees yesterday and I had no idea what to wear--I wore a skirt that Marilyn'd up repeatedly, reminding me that the mere act of possessing a human body is sometimes exhausting enough in itself. Then, I put on "Sorry" and all my frustration melted away; this is the power of a Song of the Summer, it washes away the grit and grime and reveals the shiny ebullience lurking just below. Summer...
We've already established that Anti is the best pop album of the year (fuck a title), and in celebration of her favorite holiday (4/20), Rihanna has decided to bestow another gem on us: a Harmony Korine-directed video for "Needed Me." Though this track hasn't gotten a lot of critical attention so far--shouts out to Greil Marcus though--it is a seething, wiry evisceration of romantic expectations. It functions as diss track while still managing to...
Okay, it's my birthday so allow me one silly-hearted post. Selena Gomez looks like she is an absolute gem to take shots and dance on a bar with, and since that's what I feel like doing this evening, this video of her hanging out in Texas is really speaking to me. Maybe she will show up in Brooklyn later tonight and repeat all this to help me to ring in 28? That's highly doubtful,...