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.
"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 [...]
Every now and then, you don't really need a subject to cooperate for a profile in order to pull off a profile (Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah on Dave Chappelle last fall comes to mind). Here's Out's Aaron Hicklin on the people behind Brand Beyoncé:
If you want to get to know someone, it helps to get to know the people around them. In Beyoncé’s case, there was no alternative. The opportunity to write about her materialized with an unusual condition: There would be no face-to-face interview. The musician was in the midst of an intense international tour, dramatically overhauled to accommodate 10 songs from her new, eponymous [...]
"Pretty Hurts" goes Pat Benatar: let's put our hair in side ponytails and bop around to this all night.
This is the final cut off of producer Boots' forthcoming mixtape (he also released the track "A Day In The Life Of Jordan Asher" earlier today). "Dreams" is a bit of a slow burner, but know that Boots is donating all of the song's proceeds to a New York City nonprofit "devoted to the issue of teen dating violence." It's available here.
"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."
“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 [...]