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5/14/18
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View on The Grapevine | The Root
View on The Grapevine | The Root

Donald Glover’s “This Is America” was inescapable last week—whether it was the video itself (it’s been viewed over 109 million times since it debuted on May 6) or in the public discourse around the video (and, by extension, Glover, aka Childish Gambino, himself).

5/11/18
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View on The Muse | Jezebel
View on The Muse | Jezebel
Hazel Cills, Clover Hope, Rich Juzwiak, Megyn Reynolds, Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, Maria Sherman
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No, don’t like it: Rita Ora, Charli XCX, Cardi B & Bebe Rexha, “Girls” When Rita Ora teased the release of this anthem over the past week, I was hoping for a nice, delectable summer banger, but this is more like the song you play after everyone’s left the house party and there’s a bunch of beer cans laying around

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5/10/18
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View on The Muse | Jezebel
View on The Muse | Jezebel

If I woke up this morning on the back of a unicorn who was tap-dancing while redoing my taxes and cooking me tofu scramble, I would have been less surprised than I am at what has actually transpired: I have found myself enjoying a Meghan Trainor song. This is new and wild and I’m freaking out a little bit.

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5/9/18
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View on Music | The A.V. Club
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View on Music | The A.V. Club

A triple LP always says something. If you’re George Harrison, whose 23-track debut All Things Must Pass set a gold standard for Beatles solo records, it says, “Those fuckers should’ve let me write more.” If you’re The Clash, whose 1980 triple-set Sandinista! came just a year after its breakout double-LP London Calling,

5/9/18
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View on The Grapevine | The Root
View on The Grapevine | The Root

This week I received an email from our deputy managing editor, Yesha Callahan, asking who wanted to attend a live Tidal interview between Meek Mill and Angie Martinez in New York City. When I saw the email, I basically fought my keyboard so I could be the first to respond and secure my spot. As the resident Philly

5/9/18
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View on The Muse | Jezebel
View on The Muse | Jezebel

Taylor Swift’s Reputation tour kicked off in Glendale, Arizona on Tuesday night, and it was a show in which she dedicated a song to her boyfriend Joe Alwyn, projected a “special guest appearance” by Tiffany Haddish onto the big screen, and demonstrated that she has not been able to move past this Kim Kardashian-Kanye

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5/9/18
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View on The Muse | Jezebel
View on The Muse | Jezebel

The new Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (aka “Mamma Mia! 2") trailer is exhausting and I don’t think I’m much cut out for it. In the teaser alone there are: Pregnancy secrets! Waving fields of blonde hair extensions! Young Pierce Brosnan’s character animorphing into Pierce Brosnan’s character! Cher being sassy! Dad jokes!

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