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Kathleen Hanna: Love Among the Ruin

On a balmy June night, humid and dank from the early summer rain, all the girls are screaming. Shrieks, really, the kind you emit in…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / August 7, 2013

Hear Jamie George’s Shenoda-Produced Bum-Burner ‘Take Me There’

The record label arm of storied London pirate-turned-legit radio station Rinse FM has turned out quite roster in its day — in addition to mastermind…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / August 6, 2013

Migos Invade Repurposed Strip Club for Fiery NYC Debut

Strippers have been A&Ring what you hear on the radio for more than a decade and a half, so it was smart that the first…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / July 11, 2013

Kelly Rowland, ‘Talk a Good Game’ (Republic)

The first single from Kelly Rowland's fourth solo album is "Dirty Laundry," which some shallow listeners have characterized as a Beyoncé-jealousy song. In fact, it's…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / June 19, 2013

Review: Eve, ‘Lip Lock’

A crop of megastars has experimented with dubstep beats in the past two years: Britney, Bieber, and most dramatically, Taylor Swift. But with all the…

Air Buds: 5 Things the ‘Rihanna 777′ Documentary Got Right

The beginning of Rihanna 777, the RihannaPlane documentary that aired on Fox last night, is somewhat like the start of a movie like Turistas. Shots…

‘A Bitch I Have to Know’: A Q&A With RuPaul’s BFF Michelle Visage

Tonight is the finale of Season Five of RuPaul's Drag Race, when we'll find out who will be crowned the next Drag Race Superstar (on…

Dark Side of the Mat: Surviving Pink Floyd Laser Yoga

Pink Floyd Laser Yoga is precisely that: yoga set to Pink Floyd with projections and lasers. Portland, Oregon-based instructor Chris Calarco has been teaching it…

Absolutely Dragulous: Meet the Budding Stars of RuPaul’s Queenly Empire

The drag performers RuPaul chooses to compete for the title of "America's Next Drag Superstar" are crucial to the next phase of the Queen of…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / April 4, 2013

RuPaul Runs the World

Three-quarters through every episode of the drag-queen competition reality show RuPaul's Drag Race, a camera pans onto a glimmering, iridescent pink runway. A triad of…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / April 1, 2013

Watch Bomba Estereo’s Invigorating Live ‘Caribbean Power’ Video

With Elegancia Tropical, Bogotá, Colombia's Bomba Estéreo one-upped their signature style of electro hip-hop and traditional cumbia with a riveting, more-global dance-floor sound that was…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / March 11, 2013

Does Andrew W.K. Think We’re Dirty, Baby?

Andrew W.K. has long positioned himself as the face of the Great American Party, spreading shop-wrecking good vibes and messy well-wishings wherever he may go…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / March 8, 2013

Rihanna’s Stylists Debut Her Clothing Line, Talk Denim, Astrology, ‘Some Boob’

Rihanna's collection for River Island may have taken a strangely vitriolic blow from some of the British press, but last night's retail debut at NYC's…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / March 5, 2013

Did Jeremy Scott Rip Off Legendary Skateboard Artist Jimbo Phillips?

When beloved designer Jeremy Scott showed his A/W 2013 collection in New York last week, we were definitely feeling the Bones Brigade — the drippy,…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / February 21, 2013

Everyone Hates Rihanna’s Fashion Line

When Rihanna signed on with affordable high street label River Island for an exclusive fashion collaboration, she likely didn't picture... this. Last time the singer…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / February 18, 2013

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