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Hilton Als discusses provocative new work

Hilton Als discusses provocative new work

By Jeff Ihaza / Senior Staff Writer

January 27, 2014


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The internal dissonance of a song cutting out before its climax is the best way to describe what it feels like setting down “White Girls,” the latest collection of essays by New Yorker critic Hilton Als. His prose, as rhythmic as it is hypnotizing, makes attempting to read his book in chunks, as op...

Beyonce’s new album reveals how to succeed in the digital age

By Jeff Ihaza / Senior Staff Writer

January 8, 2014


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News happens differently now. Over break, I knew Beyoncé did something important because, on Twitter, 18 different people said things to the effect of: “OMG BEY.” Turns out the Houston-born (and don’t you forget it) pop icon blew up the music industry by putting out a full-length “visual album...

Lily Allen makes maddening use of stereotypes in newest video

By Jeff Ihaza / Senior Staff Writer

November 13, 2013


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Lily Allen is back, and she’s not happy about a lot of things. According to her new single, “Hard out Here,” “It’s hard out here for a b*tch.” I’m a man so I can’t personally speak to those difficulties, but I imagine they’re valid. Grimes’ extended Tumblr post back in April ab...

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