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Elvis Wasn’t Racist, But the New Movie about Him Is

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HBO’s Lakers Show Has an Adam McKay Problem

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Kanye West’s Music Player Asks You to Pay $200 to Make His Music Worse

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Kanye Doesn’t Want You to Watch Netflix’s New Documentary About Him. Here’s Why You Should.

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The NBA’s Electrifying New Superhero

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HBO’s Best Comedy Isn’t Succession (Review of The Righteous Gemstones, Season 2)

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The Case for Johnny Cash as a Political Artist (book review of CITIZEN CASH)

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Succession Can’t Stop Using Hip-Hop as a Punchline

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An Age-Old Debate about the Beatles Misses the Point

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What Exactly Does Kyrie Irving Think He’s Doing?

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In Defense of the Insufferable Music Fan

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Will Drake Just Grow Up Already?

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