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Prince’s Islamophilia as a Problem: ‘It’s Fun to Be in Islamic Countries’

The late musician Prince said in a 2011 interview in The Guardian: “It’s fun being in Islamic countries, to know there’s only one religion. There’s order. You wear a burqa. There’s no choice. People are happy with that.” But it’s not quite that simple.

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Artists, Political Figures Respond to the Death of Legendary Pop Artist Prince

The musician, 57, was found dead at his home following earlier reports of severe flu-like symptoms.

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Fighting (for) the Right to Party

The conventional left wisdom that music functions primarily as an occasion for the liberated expression of “collective joy” is all washed up. The carnivalesque spectacles are dead ends, channeling what might find political expression into narrowly personalized exercises in adolescent subjectivity.

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Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ Video Blasted for ‘Blasphemy’

Katy Perry can count fewer Muslims among her fan base after the release of the video for her new single, “Dark Horse.”

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Miley Cyrus and OWS Share a Headline for Fun and Profit

It’s bound to happen, when a movement like Occupy Wall Street takes hold on a national scale, that some famous people in the entertainment business will attach themselves to the cause, and that their bids for legitimacy as self-styled political activists will be met with skepticism, if not worse.

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