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2014: The Year In Celebrities Who Inspire Love/Hate

We expect celebrities to be perfect, either in that they’re totally loveable or totally detestable — but so often, that isn’t the case. Check out our gallery of celebrities who were polarizing in 2014, but who aren’t always what they’re made out to be.

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2014 Was The Year Of Outrage

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  • Check out Slate’s comprehensive interactive calendar of everything that has outraged us this year, day-by-day. [Slate]
  • Sony CEO Michael Lynton apologized for claiming in a hacked e-mail that alcohol is to blame for sexual assault and that assault rates haven’t increased (they have). [Daily Dot]
  • An Uber driver has been accused of kidnapping and raping a rider in Boston. [Boston Globe]
  • A South Carolina judge decided, 70 years after the fact, to clear the name of Black 14-year-old George Stinney Jr., who was executed in 1944 for a murder without even being granted an appeal. [The State] Keep reading »

It Gets 0.86 Percent Better For The Gays And Lesbians Every Year

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  • Public opinion of homosexuality improves by 0.86 percent per year worldwide. [The Daily Beast]
  • The Ku Klux Klan says that it’s embracing racial diversity in order to work toward building a “strong America.” OK. [The Root]
  • The Bath Film Festival has a feminist rating for movies this year. [Marie Claire]
  • Nico Lang dissects the cultural trope of the “crazy bitch” in relation to Taylor Swift’s new video. [Daily Dot]
  • Amanda Palmer regrets making a snap decision to continue extending an invitation to Jian Ghomeshi to join her in Toronto on her book tour. [Salon]
  • Read about the relationship between body hair and femininity. [YouBeauty]

Amanda Palmer Does Radiohead On A Ukulele

Here’s a combination for you that’s almost as good as the chocolate, marshmallow, and graham cracker of a s’more. Amanda Palmer, the amazing frontwoman of the Dresden Dolls, has a cover album out. (Told you all the cool kids were doing it.) The concept: she plays Radiohead hits, from “Creep” to “Idiotech.” On a ukulele. It’s called, fittingly, Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukulele. “I picked up the ukulele three years ago as a joke. I soon discovered what a powerful instrument it really is,” she told AOL. “[Radiohead's] songs are dark and morose, but still in major keys. That’s why they work on what is an inherently joyful instrument. It’s a combination of darkness and light.” Check out the result after the jump. [AOL]
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Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of September 16th 2008

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Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It This soul brother’s tracks will make you swear his retro-record was recorded back in the day. The latest from a former member of 80’s R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné!, Saadiq’s put-you-in-the-mood grooves makes this one of the sexiest solo albums of the year. Keep reading »

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