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The Return of a Grunge Goddess

As she rifles through neat piles of iron-on patches, tarot-card decks, and baby-pink notebooks, Shirley Manson’s slowly graying undershave is visible beneath her fiery-red bun. “My [7-year-old] niece would love it here!” she declares, “here” being Junior High, a new feminist art gallery meets community space in East Hollywood. “Had I walked past on my own, I probably would have been too intimidated to come in.” It’s hard to imagine the 50-year-old Scottish front woman of ’90s post-grunge band Garbage being intimidated by anything, though the gallery’s augmented-reality exhibit skews more mill
Mic
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Pop Culture

Halsey Just Started A Feud With Iggy Azalea

If there is one artist Halsey would never work with, it's rapper Iggy Azalea. The pop singer revealed her true, callous feelings about the Australian rapper to the Guardian on Thursday. "There’s a lot of people I wouldn't put on my record," Halsey, who released her second album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom in June, said. "Iggy Azalea: absolutely not. She had a complete disregard for black culture. Fucking moron. I watched her career dissolve and it fascinated me." Halsey, who is half black and half white, identifies as biracial. Azalea has come under fire in the past for her appropriation of hip
NPR
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Blind Boys Of Alabama Announce 'Almost Home' — Hear Four Songs

When you're a group that's performed together for more than seven decades, it might be a daunting task to keep crafting music that feels fresh. No doubt that hill is even harder to climb when you're working within a tradition like gospel, with its well-loved, and well-worn, harmonic and lyrical conventions. Yet the singers who make up Blind Boys of Alabama have always risen to the challenge with utter grace — and the group's forthcoming album, Almost Home, places a capstone on that history. Almost Home, out Aug. 18, finds Blind Boys of Alabama performing songs written for the group by the like
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The Boss is back…

Bruce Springsteen’s much-anticipated memoir is especially intimate in his self-narrated audiobook. Written with his characteristic lyricism and honesty, it’s a memoir as much about an American rock star as about America itself.