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Jay-Z, self-styled savior of hip-hop, is the face of the new establishment.
Resolutions for liberals.
Give a gift that will make the world better.
"Is it just my imagination, or are women wreaking more evil than usual
Beyoncé Knowles's sexed-up club jam B'Day is also an odd, urgent, dissonant and disruptive personal and political statement.
It's always a bad idea to rely on your opponents to be knaves and fools.
It worked for the Democrats this time. But what about next time?
If people keep making sexist attacks against Hillary Clinton, I may just
have to vote for her. That means you, Elizabeth Edwards!
Todd Snider has a songwriter's flair for the absurd--and he's morphed
from a barroom wiseacre to a keen observer of life at the workaday
fringes of Bush's America.
Diversity can be cringe-making, arbitrary, insincere and sappy. But take
it away and you won't get more equality--you'll only get more privilege.
As composer Steve Reich turns 70, he is winning recognition from the
classical establishment for the creativity and power ever-present in
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