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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Madonna Strips Down, Jared Leto Overcompensates and CeeLo Blows

This Week: Madonna Strips Down, Jared Leto Overcompensates and CeeLo Blows

It's all about big returns this week! From Eagles of Death Metal's triumphant return to a stage in Paris, through Nicki Minaj's return to mixtapes, to Cee-Lo Green's return to TV, and Jared Leto's return to douche-baggery (though we…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Lorde and Drake Get Married, Taylor Swift Gets Corny, and Elton John Gets Pranked

This Week: Lorde and Drake Get Married, Taylor Swift Gets Corny, and Elton John Gets Pranked

Sometimes, dumbassery and prejudice ends up igniting a valuable conversation about what changes are necessary to make us better humans. That happened twice this week thanks to the absurd arrest of a 14-year-old boy who made the mistake of being…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Musicians Respond to the Unrest in Baltimore

This Week: Musicians Respond to the Unrest in Baltimore

Given the unrest in Baltimore this week — and out of solidarity with those that feel the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, from injuries received while in police custody, was unjust (to say the very least) — our weekly quotes…
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Music, All Shook Down Madonna Bashes <i>50 Shades,</i> Kim Gordon Slams Lana Del Rey, and Vanilla Ice Lands a Pool Heater

Madonna Bashes 50 Shades, Kim Gordon Slams Lana Del Rey, and Vanilla Ice Lands a Pool Heater

“It's not very sexy, maybe for someone who has never had sex before. I kept waiting for something exciting and crazy to happen in that red room thing, and I was like, ‘Hmm, a lot of spanking.’ I also…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Week: Rihanna Does Smurf-Style, Sam Smith Cries On a Tank, and Madonna's Kids Help Their Mom

Last Week: Rihanna Does Smurf-Style, Sam Smith Cries On a Tank, and Madonna's Kids Help Their Mom

For Christmas this year, Rihanna embraced “smurfette couture.” (Instagram) "I'll sometimes go outside and eat snow. I like its cold texture. I'm obsessed with it... If I'm really crazy about it, I'll mix it with some orange juice and think to…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Sex Pistols Get Fat, Lenny Kravitz Gets Ladies, and Morrissey Gets Stitched Up

This Week: Sex Pistols Get Fat, Lenny Kravitz Gets Ladies, and Morrissey Gets Stitched Up

"As my 25th birthday present from the media, I'd like for you to stop accusing all my friends of dating me. #thirsty" Taylor Swift: not doing any of her friends right now. (Twitter) "VEGANS... GO AWAY! not everyone wants…
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Music, All Shook Down The Music World Vents About the Ferguson Grand Jury Verdict

The Music World Vents About the Ferguson Grand Jury Verdict

If you, like us, were saddened, sickened and shocked yesterday by the St. Louis grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer that murdered (yes, murdered) 18-year-old Michael Brown last August, then you've probably been looking for…
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Dining, SFoodie Joaquin Phoenix, Avocado Pesto, and God Made a Factory Farmer

Joaquin Phoenix, Avocado Pesto, and God Made a Factory Farmer

See also: Biscuits, Bakesales and Babycakes S.F.! Kristen Bell Loves Pigs, Sweet Potatoes Love Chocolate, and This Squirrel is…
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Dining, SFoodie Russell's Super Nuggets, Meat-Mouth Conversions, and Rad Drinking!

Russell's Super Nuggets, Meat-Mouth Conversions, and Rad Drinking!

• New mac 'n' cheese restaurant Homeroom is opening in Oakland the day after Valentine's Day. Who gives a shit, right? YOU DO! Because they are serving…
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Music, Lost albums that should remain lost

Lost albums that should remain lost

While Guns N' Roses devotees greeted Chinese Democracy's release with euphoria on Nov. 23, the mood away from party central was bittersweet. After all, it's the end of an era — rock history's most spectacular lost album is now readily…
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Music, Misc. Reviews If it's kinda, sorta music-related, we'll review it. This week: the "Rev." in Rev. Run.

If it's kinda, sorta music-related, we'll review it. This week: the "Rev." in Rev. Run.

Rev. Run (aka Joseph Simmons) is a founding member of hip hop legends Run-D.M.C., and his new disc, Distortion -- a collection of rap-rock hybrids not unlike the vintage tracks he created with his former group -- "hit the streets"…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hop Onstage

Hop Onstage

What is hip hop theater? It's easier for Danny Hoch, creator of the Hip-Hop Theater Festival, to declare what the genre is not: "It's a huge misconception to think it means doing a rap-music version of A Midsummer Night's Dream,"…
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Culture, Stage Speak To Me

Speak To Me

Russell Simmons, who founded Def Jam Records, is one of the godfathers of hip hop. He's made a career of stretching rap's audience beyond the American city into the malls and TVs of the heartland. Now, though -- with Def…
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