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Muslim-American Journalist Noor Tagouri Says Vogue Misrepresented Her

It's no secret that the fashion industry, and the fashion media, have a lot of work to do when it comes to true diversity and inclusivity. Vogue magazine, in particular, has come under fire in recent months for cultural missteps and mistakes.It look the title 126 years to work with a Black photographer on a cover, so it's no wonder that one of its writers could refer to Beyoncé’s hair as a “hip-length afro,” or suddenly name Timberland boots a “fresh idea” because a supermodel wore them. But fo...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Beyonce, Instagram, America, Vogue, Muslim, Conde Nast, Black, Jfk Airport, Louis Vuitton, Adam, Bukhari, New York City View, Noor Tagouri


Songs Are Getting Shorter and Streaming Is To Blame

Songs are getting shorter. The average length of a song on the Billboard Hot 100 fell from 3 minutes and 50 seconds to about 3 minutes and 30 seconds between 2013 and 2018. 6% percent of Hot 100 songs were 2 minutes 30 seconds or shorter in 2018, up from 1% in 2013, according to an analysis published by Quartz.  From Drake and Kanye West to country superstars Eric Church and jason Aldean, songs are getting shorter. As an example, the study sites Kendrick Lamar. "The average track...
Tags: Music, Kanye West, Drake, Eric Church, Bruce Houghton, Lamar, Mark Richardson, Aldean, Nielsen SoundScan


There's A Reason This Affordable Amazon Puffer Is Famous

Amazon has undoubtedly become your go-to shopping destination for all your life needs — teeth whitening kits, Poo-Pourri, heck, maybe even a chair for your living room. Well, the mega-retailer is also a source for some of the most unexpected fashion finds, outerwear included. In fact, out of all the puffer coats on the site, there’s one from a no-name brand based in Zhejiang, China that continues to spread through the style universe like wildfire. Hey there, Orolay.Now, we’ve chatted about th...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Instagram, Balenciaga, Zhejiang China, Amazon Essentials Lightweight, Orolay, Amazon Short, Amazon Classic LBP, Amazon Winter


Sony, R. Kelly Agree To Part Ways

Sony and R. Kelly have agreed to part ways, sources tell Billboard. The news comes on the heels of the Lifetime documentary Surviving R. Kelly, which detailed allegations of sexual misconduct against the singer. Reps for Sony and R. Kelly could not be immediately reached. Kelly had been signed to Jive since the beginning of … More »
Tags: Music, News, Sony, R. Kelly, Kelly, Jive


This Week's Interesting Music Releases - January 18, 2019

Sharon Van Etten's Remind Me Tomorrow is the strongest effort yet from one of my favorite singer-songwriters. Deerhunter's Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?, Pedro The Lion's Phoenix, and Steve Gunn's The Unseen In Between are other new albums I can recommend this week. This week's interesting music releases: Aesop Rock and Tobacco: Malibu Ken Alice Merton: Mint Cody Johnson: Ain't Nothin' To It Deeee Lite: Dewdrops in the Garden (reissue) [vinyl] Deerhunter: Why Hasn't Everythi...
Tags: Music, David, Pedro, Juliana Hatfield, Phoenix, Steve Mason, Sharon Van Etten, Aesop Rock, Joe Jackson, Rickie Lee Jones, Steve Gunn, Frances Cone, Jonny Greenwood, Cody Johnson, Papa Roach, Mike Posner


New Music: Elle Varner Feat. Wale “Pour Me”

Elle Varner has laid low since putting out the song “Casanova” and “Loving U Blind” last year. The R&B singer appears ready to kick things into overdrive, returning with her new single “Pour Me.” The soulful cut pairs Varner with Wale, who previously worked together on “Rover” in 2013. Fans can catch Verner performing her new record on the ‘NYLA’ tour with Marsha Ambrosius, running from Jan. 27 – Mar. 17. Stream “Pour Me” below. Continue after the jump…. New Music: Elle Varner Feat. Wale...
Tags: Jazz, New Music, Marsha Ambrosius, Wale, Casanova, Elle Varner, Nyla, Verner, Varner, Elle Varner Feat Wale, Loving U Blind


At Last Night’s Star-Studded Chris Cornell Tribute Show, Miley Cyrus Outshined Everybody

Over the course of nearly five hours, I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell featured everything from Metallica to Miley, Melvins to Miguel. Indeed, the breadth and depth of performers speaks to Cornell's long and varied career: the Soundgarden icon who went from subterranean Sub Popper to Alternative Nation icon; the Audioslave wailer … More »
Tags: Music, Foo Fighters, Taylor Momsen, Metallica, Concert, Miley Cyrus, Ryan Adams, Miguel, Cornell, Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam, Josh Homme, Peter Frampton, Soundgarden, Fiona Apple, The Melvins


Shorties (January's Best Poetry Collections, New Music from Matmos, and more)

Vulture recommended four of January's best poetry collections. Stream a new Matmos song. 85 "best books of 2018" lists were added to Largehearted Boy's master aggregation last week (bringing the total to 1,487), including Clash Magazine’s best music books and Graphic Policy’s best comics. Largehearted Boy's essential and interesting 2018 year-end music lists (updated daily). January's best eBook deals. eBook on sale for$1.20 today: Chaos: Making a New Science by James Gleick eB...
Tags: Music, David, Harper, Volt, Cass Mccombs, Toro Y Moi, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Paris Review, Rumpus Book Club, James Gleick, Matmos, Sam Lipsyte, New York Times Stream, Stanislaw Lem Stream, Emily Jungmin Yoon NYCTaper, Alice Whitmore


Bandcamp Opens Brick and Mortar Record Store and Performance Space - A Look Inside

Bandcamp is opening a record shop and performance space in Oakland, California on February 1st.  The store will feature a rotating selection of 99 records that showcase "the diversity and design" of the five million available on Bandcamp. The store will also host free, all-ages shows as part of an upcoming video series. Bandcamp is also partnering with local organizations like the Oakland School for the Arts, Bay Area Girls Rock Camp, and Transgender Law Center to host music-focu...
Tags: Music, Bruce Houghton, Oakland California, Bandcamp, Oakland School, Broadway OAKLAND, Mortar Record Store, Arts Bay Area Girls Rock Camp, Bells Atlas Sol Development Queens D Light Jazz, MJ 's Brass Boppers, Richard Morgenstein


Stephen Malkmus’ Shelved Electronic Album Groove Denied Out In March

In interviews promoting last year's Sparkle Hard, Stephen Malkmus repeatedly mentioned that he had recorded an electronic album. As he put it in a Q&A at the Matador Records offices last fall, "Every artist goes through this, and finally I did." However, the album remained in limbo because it had inspired "a lot of trepidation … More »
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Everything You Need To Know About Influencer Caroline Calloway & Her Disastrous $165 Mason Jar Meet-Up

When Caroline Calloway, a 27-year-old Instagram influencer and writer, abruptly cancelled her tour of creativity workshops scheduled across America, all eyes were watching. Her lofty endeavors had gained notoriety on Twitter after writer Kayleigh Donaldson began documenting what she felt were Calloway's ill-advised attempts to throw together a multi-city tour that promised teachings, lunch, care packages, and personalized letters for every attendee."This woman is a blatant scammer who's now org...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Instagram, Washington, New York City, America, Paris, Oscar, Cambridge, Reddit, Manhattan, Seth Rogen, Cambridge University, Eventbrite, Insta


Hear An Unearthed 1992 Dave Grohl Demo With Krist Novoselic & Rey Washam Featuring An Early “Scentless Apprentice”

Rey Washam shared an unearthed demo with Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic from 1992, when Grohl and Novoselic were in Nirvana. The recording includes an early version of "Scentless Apprentice" from Nirvana's 1993 album In Utero. "At the Nirvana rehearsal studio. Dave was obviously new to guitar , but had some songs he wanted to … More »
Tags: Music, Dave, Dave Grohl, Nirvana, Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Novoselic, Rey Washam


'About the Light' Is Steve Mason at His Most Confident

None On new album About the Light, Steve Mason comes across as an artist unafraid of the obvious. Rather than look for the new, he instead manages to put a fresh spin on old sounds. Buoyed by finding love, becoming a father, and settling in Brighton, Mason channels the positivity in his life on songs that capture the joy of simply making music. Joined by legendary producer Stephen Street, the pair pan for pop gold and between them uncover golden nugget after golden nugget on his most celebrator...
Tags: Music, Review, America, Fox, Music Review, Stephen Street, Indie Pop, Steve Mason, Don, Mason, Indie Rock, Bo Diddley, Brighton Mason, Carlos Alomar David Bowie


The Number Ones: George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. More »
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A Week In Southwest Michigan On A Joint $146,000 Income

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: an accountant who makes $23,000 per year ($146,000 when combined with her husband) and spends some of her money this week on Honey Nut Cheerios.Occupation: AccountantIndustry: NonprofitAge: 43Location: Southwest MichiganMy Income: $23,000 between my t...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Brussels, Hulu, American Eagle, Banana Republic, Jcpenney, Wayfair, Southwest Michigan, Applebee, Clif, Middle, Benedict, Meijer, Turbotax


C-Black – “Unlimited Dreamer” (Album)

Rising New York based Hip Hop artist C-Black drops his new album titled “Unlimited Dreamer“. 
Tags: New York, Jazz, Albums/Mixtapes, C-Black


5 Retinol Serums Dermatologists Actually Use On Themselves

Remember the great kale takeover that dominated the zeitgeist a few years back? As production of the leafy green grew by more than 60% between 2007 and 2012, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data, consuming the fiber-, protein-, and vitamin-packed super veggie with every meal (or at least showing your support sartorially, like Beyoncé) became the ultimate health flex.But no matter how nutritionally choice the bitter roughage was proven to be, and how many recipes we added to our Book...
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1.18. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
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Hear Jonny Greenwood’s Previously Unreleased There Will Be Blood Bonus Tracks

Thom Yorke may have only recently jumped into film composition with his work for 2018’s Suspiria, but his bandmate Jonny Greenwood has been enjoying the dual career for the last 15 years. In that world, the Radiohead lead guitarist and keyboardist is best known for his ongoing partnership with director Paul … More »
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Watch Sharon Van Etten Absolutely Kick Ass On Kimmel

Tomorrow, Sharon Van Etten will release her new LP Remind Me Tomorrow. It's her first new album in five years, and I'd argue that it's also the first truly great album of 2019. The album represents a vast leap for Van Etten -- a venture outside relatively comfortable folksy indie and into stark … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Jimmy Kimmel, Sharon Van Etten, Kimmel, Van Etten


House Of Blues New Artists Program Applications Open

Applications are open for the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation’s 2019 Bringing Down the House. The four city program helps emerging musicians navigate the music industry, learn music business strategies and develop the knowledge and confidence need to build a career in the industry, both on and off the stage. The free program is open to emerging artists, ages 14-20, across four cities (Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New Orleans). Young artists from all backgrounds and all genr...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, House, Bruce Houghton, House of Blues, House of Blues Music Forward Foundation, Chicago Las Vegas Los Angeles, New Orleans Young


How My Side Hustle Led To A Full-Time Job As Michelle Obama's Hairstylist

You might not know the name Yene Damtew yet, but you've definitely seen her work. The 31-year-old hairstylist is responsible for every one of former First Lady Michelle Obama's looks on her Becoming book tour, after years of working as an assistant in the White House.But before landing a full-time gig with the first family (and opening her own salon, Aesthetics, in Arlington, VA), Damtew was running a makeshift salon out of her parent's garage. Ahead, she shares how she went from being a colleg...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Obama, White House, Michelle Obama, Cal State Fullerton, WNBA, McDonald, Sasha, Mrs Obama, Obamas, Johnny, Malia, Johnny Wright, Marymount University, Candace Parker


Hear the Sounds of the Actual Instruments for Which Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, and Handel Originally Composed Their Music

When we go to a concert of orchestral music today, we hear most every piece played on the same range of instruments — instruments we know and love, to be sure, but instruments designed and operated within quite strict parameters. The pleasing quality of the sounds they produce may make us believe that we're hearing everything just as the composer originally intended, but we usually aren't. To hear what the likes of Mozart, Beethoven, Handel, and Haydn would have had in their head as they...
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Cardi B's Epic Trump Shutdown Rant Is Now A Song [LISTEN]

Cardi B took to Instagram on Wednesday to express her righteous outrage over the longest government shutdown in history. "Now, I know a lot of y’all don’t care because y’all don’t work for the government or y’all probably have a job,' she said addressing Trump and Congress. "This s--- is really f---ing serious, bro, this s--- is crazy." 12.5 million views later, meme masters The Gregory Brothers remixed her minute long rant into a political jam, "Yeah Bitch/ Nah Bitch."  Enjoy! so e...
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Blood Bank Turns 10

Let’s kick things off with a bold statement: Blood Bank is arguably the most consequential EP of the 2000s. Arriving a year and a half after For Emma, Forever Ago, Justin Vernon’s career-making debut as Bon Iver, the short, four-song release looked like your typical EP in early 2009: a means of offloading … More »
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Cardi B, Post Malone, Janelle Monáe To Perform at 2019 GRAMMYs

The Recording Academy has announced the first round of performers ahead of the 61st annual Grammy Awards. Leading the way is Cardi B, who is nominated five times, including ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Song of the Year’ next month. Post Malone and Janelle Monáe, who are also nominated for ‘Album of the Year’ at the 2019 GRAMMMYs, are also set to take the stage. Camila Cabello, Dan + Shay, Shawn Mendes, and Kacey Musgraves make up the first group of performers revealed on Thursday morning (Jan. 17...
Tags: Kacey Musgraves, Los Angeles, Alicia Keys, Jazz, Cbs, Grammy Awards, Grammys, Staples Center, Music News, Janelle Monae, Cardi B, Post Malone, Malone, Recording Academy, Cardi, ET Continue


Marci Vogel's Playlist for Her Novella "Death and Other Holidays"

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. Awarded the 2017 Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize, Marci Vogel's novella Death and Other Holidays is a lyrical and thoughtful exploration of grief. NPR Books wrote of the book: "Dea...
Tags: Music, Bruce Springsteen, Hollywood, California, George Harrison, Los Angeles, Reagan, David, Gang, Va, Marilyn Monroe, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Grinch, Joni Mitchell, Lapd


How Four Guys Who Thought They’d Be Playing Cymbals In Orchestras Turned Into Sō Percussion

A look into the backstory of a quartet that became two rare things: a star classical percussion group and a genuinely hip chamber ensemble. — Ludwig van Toronto
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Ariana Grande – “7 Rings” Video

Ariana Grande has been riding a high since her break-up with former fiancee Pete Davidson. She found gratitude on "Thank U, Next" and new love on "Imagine." With her new single, "7 Rings," Grande celebrates female friendship with retail therapy. It bops like a modern day, trap remix of "My Favorite … More »
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The One Product Every Eyeliner Novice Should Be Using

Eyeliner is wonderful — there's nothing like a bold graphic line or subtle cat-eye flick to make any look pop — but applying eyeliner is a different story altogether. Unless you've mastered the craft (and more power to you), drawing lines on the lids can get dicey, a struggle that ends with you looking like you fell asleep with a Sharpie in your hand. But what if we told you that there are options out there that are actually ideal for beginners... and you might even have had them in your makeup...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Garcia, Marie Kondo, Maybelline, Bobbi Brown, Ulta, Cassandra Garcia, Catrice Liquid Gel Cushion Eyeliner



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