Beyoncé Tells Elle Magazine She’s Tired of People Asking Her If She’s Pregnant: “Get Off My Ovaries!”

Beyoncé says she’s sick and tired of people trying to figure out what’s going on inside her womb, and she has a message for the folks who are always saying she’s pregnant: “Get off my ovaries!” Queen Bey covers the January 2020 issue of Elle magazine, and in a rare interview, the 38-year-old superstar gets candid about how her legacy and motherhood, as well as the miscarriages she’s suffered along the way, has shaped the way she looks at herself and her career. “I began to search for deeper mea...
Tags: Photos, Celebs, Beyonce, Instagram, Jay Z, Adele, Pop Culture, Jazz, Queen Bey, Elle, Magazine Covers, Elle Magazine, Trending, Celebrity Interviews, Rumi, Bey

3 Simple Changes That Will Make Your Weekend Routine Easier

  Working full-time can be very stressful and most people prefer to take the weekends off. Many people end up washing clothes and engaging in other routine chores on the weekend, but it’s important to take some time to enjoy you. If you work hard all week, then you should have time to go to a bar or restaurant. Some people don’t take a little bit of time to relax end up feeling crippled by stress. We have a lot of tools and technology available to make our lives easier, and people should utili...
Tags: Apple, Life, Jazz, Bosch

Juice Wrld Reportedly Swallowed a Bunch of Percocets to Hide From the Feds Before He Died of a Seizure

Juice Wrld may have caused his own death by swallowing a bunch of Percocet pills in a desperate attempt to hide them from federal agents as they searched his luggage for drugs and guns at Chicago’s Midway Airport Sunday (Dec. 8). According to TMZ, the pilot flying the rapper’s private jet tipped off authorities that members of Juice’s entourage were in possession of contraband (i.e. drugs and weapons), and when Juice and co. landed in Chicago around 1:30 a.m. early Sunday morning, the feds were ...
Tags: Florida, Celebs, California, Drugs, Office, Long, Fbi, Chicago, Fox, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Illinois, Juice, Trending, Chicago Tribune

After 150 Years, Vienna State Opera Presents Its First Opera By A Woman

“One hundred and fifty years is a long time. But I’ve always said it’s never too late. So it’s good that they finally have thought about it. And at least if you’re the first, there has to be a second and a third and so on. So it’s always good to have a starting point.” – BBC
Tags: Art, Music, Vienna, SJM, 12.08.19

When Shakespeare Stands Up To Sing

Giuseppe Verdi’s last two operas, the Shakespearean diptych of Otello and Falstaff, together constitute my favorite case study in what happens when a play is made to stand up and sing. Both the source material and the musical adaptations are works of singular beauty and power. To study these operas alongside their sources is to see what is gained and what is lost, what remains intact and what is transformed, when a complex human drama is adapted from speech into song. – New York Review o...
Tags: Art, Music, Shakespeare, Giuseppe Verdi, 12.19.19

Bryan Furuness's Playlist for His Novel "Do Not Go on"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Bryan Furuness's novel Do Not Go on is a literary thriller both engaging and surprising. Philip Graham wrote of the book: "Do Not Go on, the new novel by Bryan Furuness, goes deep...
Tags: Music, Indiana, David, Portland, Kate, Portlandia, Macklemore, Ana, Michelle, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Logan, Philip Graham, Aesop Rock, Moreau, Deli, Gen X

Walmart Apologizes for Selling Christmas Sweaters Showing Santa Snorting Cocaine & Doing Other Inappropriate Things

Walmart is apologizing after several inappropriate Christmas-themed “ugly” sweaters were sold on its Canadian website by a third-party seller. One of the sweaters (pictured above) showed a wide-eyed Santa Claus sitting in front of a table with three lines of cocaine and the words “let it snow.” The very detailed (and hilarious) product description on read: “We all know how snow works. It’s white, powdery and the best snow comes straight from South America. That’s bad news for jolly ol...
Tags: Amazon, News, Funny, Walmart, Canada, Pop Culture, Hilarious, Jazz, Santa Claus, South America, Santa, Lol, Apologies, Trending, Claus, Mrs Claus

"Best Books of 2019" Lists Update - December 9th

For the twelfth straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find in this post. As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating daily. Please feel free to e-mail me with a blog, magazine, newspaper, or other online list I have missed. Previous updates to the master list of online "best books of 2019" lists. See also: Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2019 music lists. Please consider making a donation or leaving a tip to Larg...
Tags: Music, Washington Post, Boston, David, Arizona, William Hill, Boston Globe, Kirkus, Horton, Luke, Electric Literature, Kirkus Reviews, Prospect, Alliance of Independent Authors, Librairie Drawn, Digital Camera World

Jordyn Woods Took a Lie Detector Test Regarding Tristan Thompson Scandal on “Red Table Talk”

Jordyn Woods and most of us have moved past the Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian drama from earlier this year. However, a select few still have a few burning questions, that can only be answered by a lie detector test. In an upcoming episode of Red Table Talk, Jada Pinkett-Smith her family co-hosts will answerer “burning questions” that fans have submitted, such as about family rumors and Pinkett’s relationship with Will Smith’s ex-wife. Towards the end of one version of the teaser, a fan a...
Tags: Celebs, Pop Culture, Khloe Kardashian, Jazz, Will Smith, Wood, Woods, Thompson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Pinkett Smith, Pinkett, Tristan Thompson, Jordyn, Jordyn Woods, OOP, Red Table Talk

La Scala Gala Opens With 15 Minutes Of Applause For Italy’s President

For the second year, the performance opened with long applause for Italy’s president, Sergio Mattarella, sitting in the royal box with four government ministers. As last year, the Italian government is struggling, and the long applause was seen as a show of support for Italian institutions, which Mattarella represents in a non-partisan role. – Washington Post (AP)
Tags: Art, Music, Italy, Sergio Mattarella, Mattarella, 12.09.19

Shorties (Olga Tokarczuk's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, The Music of Noah Baumbach's Life, and more)

Read Olga Tkarczuk's acceptance speech for her Nobel Prize in literature. Filmmaker Noah Baumbach discussed the music of his life at Pitchfork. Largehearted Boy's list of "best books of 2019" lists has collected 741 year-end lists so far. Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting year-end "best of 2019" music lists. December's best eBook deals. NPR Music examined songs about climate change. Stylist recommended the past decade's best books by women. Camp Cope’s ...
Tags: Music, David, Leonard Cohen, Courtney Barnett, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Phil Collins, NPR Music, Buzzcocks, Noah Baumbach, Howard Fast, Olga Tokarczuk, Camp Cope, Georgia Maq, Olga Tkarczuk, Kacen Callender, Marianne Rachel Kushner

Spotify's Most-Played Lists Might Make You Question Your Taste - Here's How to Find Yours

Spotify's annual year-in-music feature is back with another round of personalized playlists, and this time it's expanding to allow people to look at their most-played songs, artists, and genres of the past decade. Earlier this week, the app released its A Decade Wrapped list, which named the most-streamed artists and songs from 2010 to 2019, but now users are weighing in with what's on their own "Wrapped" playlists, and let's just say that many of us are feeling pretty . . . exposed. Many user...
Tags: Apps, Spotify, Music, Religion, Tech, Britney Spears, Old Town Road

Nina Chuba Releases Lips Shut

20 year old new comer Nina Chuba drops the impressive track Lips Shut.  The track reminds me of DICTATOR by  the latest buzz artist REI AMI which we have on our Indie Invaders Playlist.  Repped by Mag Mgmt, the Hamburg electro-pop artist has received blog love and showing 360k total 2019 Spotify streams. Her backstory is that she started her career as a child actress  before pursuing a path in music. She is currently working on her debut EP.
Tags: Music, Hamburg, REI AMI, Indie Invaders, Nina Chuba, Nina Chuba Lips Shut

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode One Hundred Thirty-One

  Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode One Hundred Thirty OneAnother week passes and the boys prepare themselves to help get you through the constant madness (while trying to deal with it themselves in a logical manner).  For this conversation, hear Jon and Rob discuss the World Series (because they love sports!); the newly-minted war of words between Tulsi Gabbard and Hillary Clinton; New York Mayor deBlasio has the audacity to ask for another $37 million dollars from New Yorkers ...
Tags: Food, Art, Books, Podcast, Music, Politics, Comedy, New York, Television, Film, Theatre, Sports, Hillary Clinton, Current Events, Maxwell, Rob

Juice Wrld Popped “Several Unknown Pills” Before He Died, 70 Pounds of Marijuana Seized From Private Jet

Chicago police say Juice Wrld’s associates told them the rapper was popping “several unknown pills” before he suffered seizures and died, and on top of that, the FBI seized a huge stash of weed from their private jet, among other illegal things. TMZ reports that the FBI confiscated 70 pounds of weed from several suitcases on board the flight. The entertainment site obtained a photo of a bunch of open suitcases filled with huge bags of marijuana sitting in the private jet terminal at Chicago’s Mi...
Tags: Celebs, Long, Fbi, Chicago, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Trending, Dean, Chris Long, Cook County Medical Examiner, Juice WRLD, Henry Dean, Midway Airport Police

Suburban Metal Dad #889: “SMD Xmas, Day 2: Orna-Meant”

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How does criticism affect popular culture?

Popularity has a funny way of correcting or reversing itself, says journalist and film critic A.O. Scott. It's a weird and fickle index—never identical to quality, though it can coincide with it.Movies like Avatar that are capitalist consumer hits can fade over time. Meanwhile works that were initially passed over can be dredged out of forgotten corners to glory many years later.Moby Dick is an example of how critics can turn the tide of popularity, for better and for worse. First, critics dismi...
Tags: Art, Books, Music, Entertainment, Film, Society, History, United States, Innovation, Literature, Consumerism, Dick, Better Living Through Criticism

Does interval training work?

There are many interval training exercises to help singers distinguish between, say, a perfect fourth and a minor third.But do they actually work? Do the exercises carry over into the singing?There are plenty of vocal exercises out there designed to help singers distinguish between different intervals.Even if singers don’t know the technical names of intervals, they can sing these exercises to get a feel for how different intervals sound.There are also plenty of examples drawn from well-know son...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Training, Singing, Harmony, Technique, Songs, Choir, Singers, Rehearsal, Warm Up, Chris Rowbury, Auld Lang Syne, Interval, Choir Warm Up, Musical Intervals

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