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David Bowie Releases The Third Music Video Off His Latest Album, “The Next Day”

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Does watching David Bowie sit, strum a guitar, and stare menacingly into the camera for the better part of 3 minutes and 9 seconds sound like your idea of a good time? Well, it better, because I don’t want to know the person who answers no to that question. In stark contrast to the macabre religiously-themed visuals from the second music video off his new album, “Valentine’s Day” is pretty much just a video, rife with gun imagery, of a casually dressed David singing in a dungeon looking creepy as hell. It’s an appropriate and tasteful tribute to the song’s sensitive subject matter — the lyrics were inspired by the February 14, 2008 massacre at Northern Illinois University.

Russian Feminist Punk Band Pussy Riot Release A New Song

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Madonna Loves Pussy Riot
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  • The Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot released a new song and video yesterday, called “Like In A Red Prison.” Currently, two members of the collective are serving prison time regarding an incident last year, when they spoke out publicly against Russian President Vladmir Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church. [New York Times]
  • Netflix’s new series “Orange Is The New Black” has a black transgender character who, for the first time in TV history, is being played by a black transgender actor. [The Daily Beast]
  • Our former intern Tiffanie Drayton has an amazing essay on Salon.com about her decision, as a black woman, to move from America back to Trinidad and Tobago because of racism she has experienced here. We are so proud of you for writing this piece, Tiffanie! [Salon]
  • Women’s reproductive health groups in North Carolina strongly oppose the anti-abortion restrictions eking their way through the state legislature .[Think Progress]
  • Oh, just a 14-year-old girl who recently completed her bachelor’s degree. Nothing to see here. [Clutch Mag] Keep reading »

Listen To Justin Timberlake’s Curiously Named New Single “Take Back The Night”

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Noted women’s rights activist and ex-Curly Girl Justin Timberlake has released the full single off the forthcoming second half of the 20/20 Experience. Having teased us on Wednesday with a brief 30 second snippet of his poorly titled single “Take Back The Night,” Timberlake unleashed the full version of the new single, which meanders along nicely, with Michael Jackson-inspired synths, a spoken word interlude and lots of upper-register pleading to “take back the night!” Is this Justin’ coming out as an ally? Not quite! It seems JT was just informed of the internationally-known sexual assault awareness campaign the same name, and released the following statement: Keep reading »

Justin's Wedding Song
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Justin's 2-Part Album
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JT As Daddy Warbucks?
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Science Justifies Why I Love Sad Vanessa Carlton Songs

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Finally, research proves I’m not an unhappy person! For years, my friends have constantly criticized my choice of sad Vanessa Carlton tunes, always encouraging me to listen to happier, more uplifting music, but I have consistently declined. But according to a new study, listening to sad music can actually make you happy!

The study, conducted by scientists at the Tokyo University of the Arts and the RIKEN Brain Science Institute, claims that listening to sad music may trigger the opposite feeling it is meant to evoke. Researchers were curious to figure out why humans continued to listen to sad music if it only bummed them out. Keep reading »

Gonna Geek Out For A Sec Because Pearl Jam Has A New Song Out, An Album Coming Soon & They’re Going On Tour

Gonna Geek Out For A Sec Because Pearl Jam Has A New Song Out, An Album Coming Soon & They're Going On Tour
Listen To "Mind Your Manners"!

This week, Pearl Jam, my favorite band ever, announced that they are embarking on 24-date tour — five of which I will be attending if I get my way — and released their new single, “Mind Your Manners,” off their 10th studio album, Lightning Bolt (out October 15). You can listen to the frenetic, guitar-heavy song above. I’m screaming like a 13-year-old wearing flannel, naturally. [YouTube]

“Get Lucky” With These Daft Punk Condoms

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Just in case it’s not enough to listen to “Get Lucky” on repeat while you get down to business in the bedroom, it appears that you can now protect yourself from pregnancy and STDs with Daft Punk-themed condoms. These boxes of “Get Lucky” condoms were produced by Durex UK and apparently sent out as a gift to some prominent DJs. No word on whether they’ll ever be available to the public, but in any case, it’s a good reminder that whenever you’re up all night to get some, use protection! [Laughing Squid]

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