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The Big Problem With Taylor Swift's New Music Video That Nobody Is Talking About

Taylor Swift had a good night Sunday.<p>Whether she was mending conflict with Nicki Minaj or accepting the MTV Video Music Award for video of the year, …

Taylor Swift accused of racism in 'African colonial fantasy' video

Taylor Swift has found herself embroiled in fresh race-related controversy after the video for her song Wildest Dreams was accused of having racist overtones.<p>Is Taylor Swift's colonial fantasy the beginning of the end?<p>Read more<p>The Joseph Kahn-directed video, which was revealed at Sunday’s MTV video …

Nicki Minaj

Taylor Swift, ‘Wildest Dreams,’ and the Perils of Nostalgia

The past is beautiful until you’re reminded it’s ugly.<p>Taylor Swift’s music video for “Wildest Dreams” isn’t about the world as it exists; it’s about the world as seen through the filter of nostalgia and the magic of entertainment. In the song, Swift sings that she wants to live on in an ex’s memory …

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Taylor Swift’s ‘wildest Dreams’ Video Is Here

pretty wild<p>There are a lot of feels on Taylor Swift's <i>1989</i> but one of my very favorite feels is that on "Wildest Dreams." Sometimes I like to listen to that song and raise my cat Snacky over my head during the bridge—"He's so <i>tall</i> (lift cat), handsome as <i>hell</i> (lift cat), he's so bad but he does it so</i> …

Taylor Swift colonialism: Wildest Dreams director Joseph Kahn responds to allegations

Taylor swift dropped the music video for her latest <i>1989</i> single, “Wildest Dreams,” during the MTV VMAs pre-show on Sunday, and after its release the …

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Taylor Swift Is Dreaming Of A Very White Africa

The video for American singer Taylor Swift's new song "Wildest Dreams" has been viewed more than 10 million times in the two days since it debuted.<p>The video was shot in Africa and California.<p>This essay reflects the opinions of the authors, Viviane Rutabingwa and James Kassaga Arinaitwe.<p>Rutabingwa …

There are very few black people in Taylor Swift’s wild Africa dreams

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>Taylor Swift’s latest single, <i>Wildest Dreams</i>, is quickly being panned for its romantic portrayal of colonial Africa. The nearly four-minute video follows a 1950s Hollywood couple who falls in love before a backdrop of African sunsets, lions and giraffes, lots of khaki, …

Taylor Swift's 'Wildest Dreams' Director Tries To Defend The Video After Claims Of Racism, But Fails

Just stop.<p>Taylor Swift debuted her new video for "Wildest Dreams" at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, and soon after was met with an slew of controversy. Multiple media outlets described the music video, which features Swift and Scott Eastwood shooting a fake movie somewhere in colonial-era …

Taylor Swift's Wildest Dreams video not whitewashing, says director Joseph Kahn

The director of Taylor Swift's new music video is defending the singer after some claimed she whitewashed her video based in Africa.<p>Joseph Kahn said …

Is Taylor Swift's colonial fantasy the beginning of the end?

It had to happen at some point. The cracks in Taylor Swift’s seemingly flawless public persona were bound to appear, and it has felt as though the tide has started to turn against the world’s biggest pop star this summer. That’s not to declare the end of her career: whatever dissenters have to say, …

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How Trophy Hunting Can Save Lions

The revenues support the agencies that safeguard wildlife from poachers.<p>An American hunter’s killing of a beloved lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe last month was enough to fuel widespread outrage. But the details of the hunt are even more damning: The lion was allegedly lured out of a national park and …

Cecil the lion's killing brings Jimmy Kimmel to brink of tears

Jimmy Kimmel choked back tears Tuesday night during a monologue dedicated to the uproar over the killing of a popular lion in Zimbabwe by an American …

Lion kills Zimbabwe safari guide in park where Cecil lived

A lion charged and killed a safari guide who was leading a group of tourists in the same national park in Zimbabwe that was the home of Cecil the …

Cecil the lion outrage provokes skepticism in northern hunters

Some northern hunters are shaking their heads over the global outrage against sport hunting sparked by the killing of a lion in Zimbabwe, while …

Cecil the lion killing raises issues about trophy hunting in Canada

If canned hunting — where wild animals bred in captivity are hunted in enclosed, usually privately-owned areas — is your fancy, you don't need to go …

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Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion Writes Apology To Patients

The lion's death has "nothing to do with my profession," he says.<p>The Minnesota dentist scorned worldwide for killing a beloved lion in Zimbabwe wrote a letter expressing regret over the animal's death and also for the disruption to his patients' treatment since he attained infamy.<p>Dr. Walter Palmer …

Three Thoughts On The Killing of Cecil the Lion:

Ever since the news of the senseless and illegal killing of the Cecil the Lion essentially broke the internet last week I have been struggling to collect my thoughts and make an attempt to make some sense of this story. It's been difficult to wrap my brain around the circumstances surrounding a …

Cecil The Lion Slaying: Why Hunters Are Defending The African Lion Hunt

A Minnesota dentist's killing of a popular Zimbabwe lion has not only sparked online outrage about the animal's death but prompted condemnation about …

Viewpoint: Uncomfortable realities of big game hunting

<b>Trophy hunting has been the subject of much media attention amid the backdrop of declining populations of big game animals in Africa. But is a blanket ban really the answer?</b><p>At the end of June 2015, a Zimbabwe lion known as Cecil was wounded by a crossbow bolt shot by American dentist Walter …

The big business of trophy hunting in Iran

<b>The furore over the killing by a US dentist of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has thrown a spotlight on trophy hunting - but while Africa is commonly associated with the sport, American enthusiasts are finding another popular hunting destination - the Islamic Republic of Iran.</b><p>Every year, Iran's …

Zimbabwe has lifted its ban on trophy hunting—just a week after it was introduced

Zimbabwe’s temporary ban on trophy hunting lasted for just over a week. South Africa’s News24 reported yesterday that the ban, introduced after last month’s scandal over the killing of Cecil the lion, has been lifted.<p>According to the report, a statement from the Zimbabwe Professional Hunters and …

‘Cecil Who?’ Zimbabweans Ask

Cecil the Zimbabwean lion has gained more worldwide prominence in death than it ever did during its lifetime. Since Simba of “The Lion King” fame, no other lion has captured the world’s imagination in this way. The brutal killing of Cecil by Walter Palmer, an American dentist, has horrified and …

South Africa: Stop airline ban on animal trophies

A recent decision by international airlines to ban the transport of animal trophies will damage South Africa's economy, the government has said.<p>The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) told Al Jazeera on Friday that many South Africans living in rural areas are reliant on "hunting that takes …

Trophy hunting under fire | Africa

Unethical, cruel, and barbaric. Those are just some of the ways opponents of trophy hunting describe it.<p>They argue that the practice of hunting wild animals for trophies needs to be better regulated, with some going as far as calling for an end to it.<p>But for proponents, it is seen as a way to …

Cecil the lion: Zimbabwe man charged for role in animal's killing

Zimbabwe has charged a man on whose land the well-known Cecil the lion was shot by American dentist Walter James Palmer in July.<p>Charges have not been filed against Palmer, according to prosecutors, while in Minnesota the dentist has reopened his practice.<p>Prosecutors on Tuesday accused Honest …

Wildlife

‘The Cove’ Director Made Endangered Animals and Cecil the Lion Come to Life on the Empire State Building

'The Cove' Director Made Endangered Animals and Cecil the Lion Come to Life on the Empire State Building<p>READ MORE: New Yorkers, Look Up: The Empire …

Cecil The Lion And 160 Endangered Animals Projected On Empire State Building

Endangered species aren’t always in the forefront of pubic debate, but the topic received significant attention this past weekend in New York. For …