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Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke Hit With $7.4 Million Fine in ‘Blurred Lines’ Copyright Case

A Los Angeles jury on Tuesday determined that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke had copied several elements from Marvin Gaye’s 1977 song “Got to Give It Up” in making their 2013 hit “Blurred Lines.”

Posted on Mar 11, 2015 READ MORE


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Is It Too Soon to Hope a Woman Takes Jon Stewart’s Spot on ‘The Daily Show’?

We’re probably all still getting our heads around the fact that yet another late-night great is calling it quits, but let’s take a moment to recognize it’s about damn time “The Daily Show” was hosted by a woman.

Posted on Feb 11, 2015 READ MORE



Over Half a Century After ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ Harper Lee Plans to Publish Second Novel

The new book takes place 20 years after the events described in the 1960 best-seller.

Posted on Feb 3, 2015 READ MORE



Larry Wilmore Makes His Comedy Central Bow to Promising Reviews

Stephen Colbert has a tough act to follow in replacing David Letterman on the “Late Show” later this year—but then again, following Stephen Colbert is no easy feat either. The latter job fell to Comedy Central’s newest host, Larry Wilmore, on Monday night.

Posted on Jan 20, 2015 READ MORE



Oscar Nominations Give Props to Quirky ‘Birdman,’ ‘Budapest,’ Stir Up ‘Selma’ Controversy

The 2015 Academy Award nominations are now official, and for those willing to entertain this brand of Hollywood pageantry as a passably noteworthy indicator of sociocultural ... whatever, here’s the lineup for this year’s Oscars.

Posted on Jan 15, 2015 READ MORE



Junot Díaz: ‘We Live in a Society Where Default Whiteness Goes Unremarked’

In a recent interview published in the academic journal Paradoxa, Pulitzer prize-winning writer Junot Díaz puts his finger on the reason why racism is still so rampant in American society.

Posted on Jan 15, 2015 READ MORE



Reciting This Bilingual Poem in Schools Apparently Violates Arizona’s Absurd Ethnic Studies Law

“Tú eres mi otro yo/ You are my other me,” begins a section of a poem often taught in Arizona classrooms.

Posted on Jan 14, 2015 READ MORE



Sony Hackers Warn of 9/11-Style Attack on Theaters That Show ‘The Interview’

Whoever is actually behind the devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment knows how to play to the public’s imagination on the same super-sized scale as their targets in the film industry do for a living.

Posted on Dec 16, 2014 READ MORE



Is North Korea Behind Hack Attack on Sony?

As top brass at Sony Pictures Entertainment scramble to contain the considerable fallout from last month’s cyberattack by a hacking collective calling itself Guardians of Peace, investigators still haven’t pinpointed the geographical source of the online onslaught. 

Posted on Dec 9, 2014 READ MORE



Lady Gaga Turns Sexual Assault by Music Producer Into Her Own Music

Lady Gaga’s visit to “The Howard Stern Show” on Tuesday was a dramatic event, which tends to be the case with the shape-shifting singer.

Posted on Dec 3, 2014 READ MORE


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