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Wednesday, October 7, 2015
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Tosh.0's "Ladies Empowerment" Episode is Like Magic Mike Without the Magic (and a lot of Sexism)

We all know that Tosh.0 is garbage. You will know this if you are a regular reader of this website, have even a glimmering of political awareness re: various systems of institutional oppression, and/or do not have the comedic sensibility...… Read Full Story

13 Republican Nightmares to Dress Up As for Halloween

The Republican campaign for Presidency has not only been providing miles of fabulous entertainment, it's also serving up a template for the best scary Halloween costumes to glom onto this year. Here are the 13 spookiest, if you want to... Read Full Story

The Future Is Here, and It's FKA Twigs

One month before we meet, FKA twigs, sitting in an east London café, threatened to quit interviews for good. "I can't do it," she told an alarmed Sunday Times writer, staking out the border between her public and private lives.... Read Full Story

PREMIERE: Jennie Vee Glitters Up Melancholic Dream Pop With The Tripped-Out Video For "Dreamtime"

photo by Katrin AlbertSonic spoiler alert -- melancholic dream popper Jennie Vee is giving us major Clueless-if-directed-by-Sofia-Coppola soundtrack vibes on her forthcoming debut Spying, and the proof is in the Canadian-born/New York-based rocker's music video for "Dreamtime". In the hazily whimsical clip,... Read Full Story

"In Praise Of Fat" Is A Short Film Examining The Sensuality of Fat

Marking the return of NOWNESS's incredible Define Beauty series, "In Praise of Fat" is the steamiest short film we've seen in a while -- made even better by the fact that it takes special care to explore the little-seen sensuality... Read Full Story

Nicki Minaj on Miley Cyrus: "You Shouldn't Not Want to Know"

As much as Nicki Minaj has had to spend the last few months dealing with shitty stories about her partner and ex, the biggest story for her from over the summer was a fight with Miley Cyrus at the VMAs.... Read Full Story


Toronto punks Greys made some violent, hissy waves with their debut If Anything last year, and true to the never-slow-down nature, they've readied a new EP for Carpark titled Repulsion. Paper has the premiere of the first single "The... Read Full Story

Ariana Grande Kissed a Girl and it was Totally an Accident

Ariana Grande has really been on a post-doughnut tear, to the point where she posted an Instagram video of a kiss with Elizabeth Gillies, her old co-star from Nickelodeon's Victorious. my favorite video of all time @lizgillz. (p.s. this was... Read Full Story

Comparing Gender-Swapped Twilight Fan Fic to Actual Gender Swapped Twilight Fan Fic

For the tenth anniversary of the Twilight series, author Stephenie Meyer has sneak-published a gender-swapped rewrite of the first book, starring Beaumont (Beau) instead of the human Bella and Edwythe (really) instead of Edward. This is part of a mildly... Read Full Story

Talking About "Beach Music" With Bandcamp Prodigy Alex G

Photo by Jeff Allen It's hard not to use the word "prodigy" while talking about Alex G aka Alex Giannascoli, the 22-year-old singer songwriter who has gained a faithful following through his prolific Bandcamp content, unwavering support from fellow musicians... Read Full Story