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Taylor Swift Is Seinfeld's Daughter, And The Diplomat NYC Deserves

Across the ’90s, few pieces of music were more ubiquitous than a winding slap-bass jingle composed by studio musician Jonathan Wolff. Every week, tens of millions of Americans heard it open and close Seinfeld, a sitcom so beloved that even its kitschy theme song has become iconic. At the beginning of Season Three,…

Boxer Cam Awesome Delivers Nutso Postfight Interview After Losing

Cam Awesome, Lenroy Thompson, lost his semifinal bout tonight to Cuban heavyweight Lenier Pero but “won” the wacky postfight interview with ESPN, making references to himself being the “Taylor Swift of boxing” and insisting, as the way a man who changes his name to Awesome only can, that he was the real winner.

Those Who Cannot Be Taylor Swift, Talk Trash About Taylor Swift 

Dan Bejar is the sort of fussy, opaque, perpetually dissatisfied art-rocker type who’d delight in the fact that it’ll probably take me two paragraphs to explain him to you to anyone’s satisfaction. He hails from Vancouver and looks like the insouciant, chain-smoking, Sartre-quoting philosopher genius/doofus your…

Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" Video Is Not A Feminist Manifesto

Taylor Swift, the ambassador of zero chill, spent nine days advertising the debut of her music video for “Bad Blood,” which finally aired during Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards. The song is the worst track from her chart-topping album, 1989; the new version is redeemed only by an appearance from young Taylor’s…

Taylor Swift's 1989 Proves That "Pop" Doesn't Mean Anything Anymore

These are trying times to find oneself still riding for Taylor Swift, the Artist. As a celebrity, as a mostly willing punchline, as a cultural nemesis, as a content generator, she's never been bigger or better—this week alone, she's made cat noises, continued stalking her own fans on social media, preened courtside (

What's The 404? The Digital Trials (And Errors) Of Lily Allen

This is the tale of two very different pop songs called "22." The first, from 2012, is written and performed by one Taylor Swift, America's polarizing sweetheart, taking a break from mocking her ex-boyfriends' social inadequacies to indulge in a giddy, vaguely EDM-scented Girls Night Out pajama jam that nods to the…

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