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Music, All Shook Down A Rich Kid is Born in England! Here Are 5 Anti-Royal Songs to Celebrate With

A Rich Kid is Born in England! Here Are 5 Anti-Royal Songs to Celebrate With

As you may have noticed over the last few days, every news station in the country seems to be laboring under the assumption that we give a shit about a disgustingly wealthy child being born in England. We know the…
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Music, All Shook Down Dizzee Rascal's "Scream" Shows the World How to Soundtrack the Olympic Games

Dizzee Rascal's "Scream" Shows the World How to Soundtrack the Olympic Games

See also: * Muse's Official Olympic Song "Survival" Is Decidedly Not a Victory for the World * Five Olympics Theme Songs That Are Especially Terrible (Because Most Are Fairly Terrible) * Olympics 2012: Underworld and the Chemical Brothers Raise Hopes…
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Music, All Shook Down Music at Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee Concert: Six Things All Americans Should Know

Music at Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee Concert: Six Things All Americans Should Know

Dear Americans, as a British person, I feel I ought to explain a few things about the lunacy of the last four days. If you watch any sort of news whatsoever, you saw a series of increasingly bizarre things taking…
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Music, Drunk Poets Society

Drunk Poets Society

o fans around the globe, Celt-punkers the Pogues are the very embodiment of Irish craic, or rollicking good times. And many know their frontman, Shane MacGowan, as one of the most powerful poetic voices of his generation. Alas, MacGowan's endearing…
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Four Best Hotel Lobbies

To the tourist it's a place for arguments over check-in times and attempts to pronounce "concierge," but to the resident connoisseur the hotel lobby is an architectural constant as open to contemplation and criticism as a public statue or the…
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Dining, Social Grace

Social Grace

Dear Social Grace, I wonder if you could define "fashionably late" for me. I'm writing because I don't know if I have rude friends of if I'm just out of touch with modern standards of politeness. When I host dinner…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): Is the cosmos a great soulless machine? Is it a product of blind forces that just happen, through a prodigious number of stupendous accidents, to have conjured up the infinite web of miracles that surrounds us…
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