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New Music: Janelle Monae & Jidenna “Yoga”

Janelle Monae’s Wondaland camp dropped their new single from the upcoming <i>Eephus</i> album. Consisting of Roman GianArthur, Alex Belle and Isis Valentino …

How Being Called the 'World's Ugliest Woman' Inspired Lizzie Velasquez to Be an Activist

Lizzie Velasquez will never forget the day she came upon a YouTube video with 4 million views and thousands of mean comments naming her the “World’s …

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FKA twigs, A$AP Rocky, Arthur Russell Tribute, Sophie and P.C. Music, George Clinton, More Set for RBMA NYC Fest

Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York is returning again this year with a series of performances and lectures throughout the month of May. Today, the initial program has been announced.<p>FKA twigs, A$AP Rocky, Dev Hynes, Sophie and PC Music, the Haxan Cloak, Pharmakon, Phosphorescent, Merzbow, …

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Grimes, 'REALiTi'

Electro-pop singer Grimes is sharing a previously unreleased track with fans and a video to go with it. The song "REALiTi" was originally recorded in 2013, and the video was shot on location during Grimes' tour that year through Asia. "Since this is no longer gonna be on the album," Grimes says on …

Björk and Arca Performed "Stonemilker" Live for the First Time and it is Totally Beautiful

It's a wonder anybody made it out of that show with their emotional spectrum intact.<p>Bouncing on from a week of pretty savage reviews about her exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York—including one titled "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Björk Show at MoMA Is Bad, Really Bad"—Björk played her …

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Apple Introduces The New ‘Gold MacBook’

The hoopla’ about Apple’s new watch and MacBook have taken over the ‘Net. Our blog fam seems to be more hyped on the notebook — which carries a hefty …

New Music: Maroon 5 Feat. Nicki Minaj “Sugar (Remix)”

Nicki Minaj has quite the sweet tooth. The Young Money rapper connects with Maroon 5 on the official “Sugar” remix. The Queen Barbz brings her …

Cannes Festival 2015 | Film

Review 26 May 2015<p>Star Rating Telegraph Star Rating<p>Telegraph Film<p>Here's our complete rundown of the best, worst and most controversial at Cannes 2015<p>News 25 May 2015<p>Robbie Collin<p>Carol and The Lobster had all the "buzz", but Jacques Audiard's powerful drama Dheepan came away with the top prize. Is …

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Cannes 2015: The Coen brothers named jury heads, boosting the offbeat

Joel and<p>Ethan Coenhave been notching a series of firsts in recent years — their first best picture and director Oscars in 2008 with “No Country For Old Men,” and a few years back they garnered their highest ever box office numbers with “True Grit.”<p>Now the dark-comedy auteurs have achieved another …

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Director sues Cannes for rejecting his movie

French film-maker Paul Verhoeven (no relation) filed lawsuit claiming homophobia led festival to pass on his 2009 film Teenagers<p>Parisian director Paul Verhoeven is suing the Cannes film festival, claiming that his 2009 drama Teenagers was not accepted because of sexual prejudice.<p>The lawsuit is the …

Netanyahu Invites Arab Diplomats to His Big Speech—and Gets Rejected

In other news, the Israeli national security advisor tells his American interlocutors that he wishes the prime minister's address to Congress weren't taking place.<p><i>Updated on February 25, 2015, 8:45 a.m. EST</i><p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is refusing to meet with a group of ardently …

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Iraq just took a huge step for women's rights

A spokesman for Iraq's government announced on February 21 that Zekra Alwach, a civil engineer and director general of Iraq's Ministry of Higher Education, will begin work as the mayor of Baghdad on February 22.<p>Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi dismissed Baghdad's previous acting mayor, Naeem …

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Republicans Just Blinked In The Big Immigration Stare-Down With Obama

WASHINGTON — Republicans just blinked on immigration.<p>The months-long standoff over President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration took a …

The Art of Vilifying an Ethnicity - Khaama Press (KP) | Afghan News Agency

By Khaama Press - Sat Feb 21 2015, 8:43 pm<p>783 views<p>Email 1 mail<p>The Diplomat recently published an article <i>Ashraf Ghani and the Pashtun Dilemma</i>written …

Lorde begins work on new album

Lorde is ready to embark on the daunting task of following up her 2013 Grammy-winning debut, <i>Pure Heroine</i>. The New Zealand pop star is set to return …

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Lady Gaga Shocked Everyone at the Oscars Last Night by Actually Being Great

She can’t put out a decent album to save her life right now, but her voice is better than ever.<p>It has happened. Lady Gaga has finally made the most shocking move of her entire career. The woman responsible for swaddling her feet in raw beef, showing up at the Grammys in a giant egg and hiring an …

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U.S. State Department Formally Appoints Its First Special Envoy For LGBT Rights

"Defending and promoting the human rights of LGBT persons is at the core of our commitment to advancing human rights globally," said Secretary of State John Kerry announcing the appointment.<p>Secretary of State John Kerry formally announced Monday that Randy Berry has been named the U.S.'s first …

Meet Graham Moore, the Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Who Told Kids to "Stay Weird"

'The Imitation Game' screenwriter is also a New York Times best-selling author.<p><b>Graham Moore</b> went home with the Academy Award for best adapted …