Posts Tagged: Beyonce
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On Hair, There and Everywhere, and Intra-Cultural Shame

“A girl told me today that I would be a lot prettier if I got my eyebrows threaded. So I told her she’d be a lot prettier if she got surgery to turn her fivehead into a forehead!!”

File that one under the “swing and a miss” column of my sick burn top hits listicle, but biting wit notwithstanding, my mother was unperturbed.

“Maybe you should start threading your eyebrows,” she conceded, staring fervently at the thicket perched above my nose like it was an unsolvable calculus problem.

I was not expecting that response. I was nine.

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The Most Important Video of Our Time

Remember the time our our great-grandmothers were suffragettes and our moms fought for the Equal Rights Amendment and we all read think pieces on Lean In last year? Well it was all worth it because Yanis Marshall choreographed and made a video of three men dancing to Beyonce while wearing super high stilettos.

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10 Famous Quotes Recast For the Beyoncé-Solange Situation

Inspired by Butch Rosser.

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Dolly Parton on Miley Cyrus

"If I didn’t know how smart and talented Miley is, I might worry about her. But I’ve watched her grow up. So I don’t. She knows what she’s doing. She was very proud of the work she did as Hannah Montana, but people were gonna leave her there forever. And she was just smotherin’ and chokin’ in it. So she felt she had to do something completely drastic. And she did. She made her point, she made her mark, and more power to her. 'Wrecking Ball' is a great song. The whole album is great. So I’m hoping that now she can relax and show people how talented she really [...]

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Tei Shi, "No Angel" (Beyoncé Cover)

This is the Beyoncé song that Caroline Polachek wrote, which is probably why this track sounds less like a Beyoncé cover than a bedroom-experimental R&B track in its own right.

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Beyonce, "Pretty Hurts" (I Am A Camera Remix)

"Pretty Hurts" goes Pat Benatar: let's put our hair in side ponytails and bop around to this all night.

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The Beygency Is Coming For Monica Lewinsky

“Thanks, Beyoncé, but if we’re verbing, I think you meant ‘Bill Clinton’d all on my gown,’ not ‘Monica Lewinsky’d.’” http://t.co/OvQ5VtnP7I

— Amy Chozick (@amychozick) May 6, 2014

Alert The Beygency. [Vanity Fair]

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Beyoncé ft. Nicki Minaj, “Flawless (Remix)”

I have yet to listen to this remix and not start tearing up when the Spottie horns come in.

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MIA, "Baddygirl (***Flawless Remix)"

"Beyonce camp has not responded for months, so HERE," MIA tweeted, and we got this highly vibey flip of "***Flawless," complete with several tweaked-out club drops and a back fourth that blends in Beyonce's "Diva."

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“What do Angela Merkel, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Sheryl Sandberg and Beyonce have in common?”

I've been thinking of better answers for this question ("Their favorite movie is Center Stage"; "They strongly dislike 69") but here it is: they're all firstborn. From the Guardian:

If you are the eldest child and female, you are statistically more likely to be the most ambitious and well-qualified of all your family.

The study followed 3,532 people in 1,503 sibling groups, and found specifically that "firstborn girls were 13% more ambitious than firstborn boys," and that the "probability of attending further education for firstborns is 16% higher than their younger siblings." (I wonder how much the latter number has [...]