justin bieber: celebrity vs action

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Thursday morning in Miami, Justin Bieber was arrested for doing some incredibly stupid things. Chief among them was driving under the influence, which should never be championed. What set this arrest apart from any other, of course, is the magnitude of Bieber’s celebrity. What if he was someone else?

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some songs I thought about in 2013

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We’ve reached the end of the year, and the annual collection of retrospective lists in the media. I’d be remiss not to add one myself. Instead of a typical “Top 10”, here are a few songs I had some thoughts about.

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early look at the grammys

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December means a few things in the world of music and movies. Most notably, it’s when publications list their favorite records and studios flood theaters with their Oscar bait. The much-maligned Grammys tried to grab some spotlight with a concert about a week ago.  In today’s post, we’ll examine a few categories and who should win, who will win, and notable snubs.

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childish gambino-because the internet

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Donald Glover  wants you to like him, or at least just understand him for a bit. The comedian and Troy on “Community” took a surprising star turn as a rapper with his mixtape Cul de Sac  and debut album, Camp.  The latter was met with less-than-favorable reviews, and Glover is looking for a comeback with Because the Internet.

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give thanks for openers

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You’ve probably never heard of them. If you have, it’s because you saw their name listed on the website under the headliner. You didn’t recognize the name and immediately thought, well “I’ll just get there a little bit later”.  Instead, you’re robbing yourself of the full value of your ticket.

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