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In 1966, the National Football League decided to merge with its rival organization, the upstart American Football League. Although the two leagues wouldn’t actually become one until 1970, they decided to begin pitting their champions against each other in an NFL-AFL World Championship Game right away. So on 1/15/67, the NFL’s Green Bay Packers faced… More »

Pray for America. In the early weeks of 2016, a disturbing development has come to pass that exposes some dark truths about the US population. A figure from this country’s past, one who represents our culture’s basest instincts and poorest taste, has somehow bounced back from relative obscurity and risen to a new level of… More »

A lighthearted mid-’90s romantic comedy starring Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, and Walter Matthau does not seem like the most obvious place to learn about the intersection of physics, math, and philosophy, but watching 1994’s IQ is how I discovered that, theoretically, you can never truly get where you’re going. Matthau plays Albert Einstein, who spends… More »

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Taylor Swift Has A Mobile Game On The Way

Joining such illustrious company as Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry, Taylor Swift is the latest celebrity that will be getting her own mobile game later…
James Rettig | February 3, 2016 - 4:56 pm
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The 2016 State Of Pop Address

The US president's annual State Of The Union address is always a loaded subject because no one can agree exactly what state the union is…
Chris DeVille | January 7, 2016 - 1:54 pm
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Taylor Swift – “Out Of The Woods” Video

Taylor Swift debuted the video for 1989's next official single, the Jack Antonoff co-write "Out Of The Woods," last night by way of Dick Clark's
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 1, 2016 - 9:04 am
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Watch Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, & Amy Schumer Parody Taylor Swift’s Squad On SNL

Just a couple months after showing us a vision of a post-apocalyptic future where everyone has joined Taylor Swift's squad, Saturday Night Live has poked…
Peter Helman | December 20, 2015 - 10:48 am
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The 50 Best Pop Songs Of 2015

That tingling feeling in your cheeks is not Abel Tesfaye's supply kicking in. It's the most wonderful time of the year -- year-end list season…
Chris DeVille | December 17, 2015 - 1:41 pm
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The 15 Biggest Band Beefs Of 2015

Beefs! All hail beefs! Every year we start off with a blank slate, and every year our favorite (and least favorite!) artists bring all of…
James Rettig | December 15, 2015 - 1:35 pm
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Birthday Girl Taylor Swift Announces Apple-Exclusive 1989 Tour Doc

Today is Taylor Swift's 26th birthday. Happy birthday Taylor! Instead of celebrating it with cake and a general sense of malaise like normal, non-mega-pop-star human…
Peter Helman | December 13, 2015 - 1:01 pm
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Taylor Swift Attempts To Trademark “Swiftmas,” “1989”

Taylor Swift and the rest of her team have been notoriously litigious (and business-savvy) to protect the pop star's brand to what, from an outsider's…
James Rettig | December 11, 2015 - 10:52 am
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Patrick Stickles Reviews 2015: The Titus Andronicus Frontman On Grimes, Tidal, Trump, Drones, & More

This was a good year to be a Titus Andronicus fan. Their new album, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, wound up being something of a masterpiece:…
Ryan Leas | December 10, 2015 - 2:29 pm
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Watch Taylor Swift’s Solo Acoustic “Wildest Dreams” In Australia

Taylor Swift is in Australia right now, playing all the country's largest stadiums. But she also made the time to play a small 100-person show…
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2015 - 9:12 am
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Jared Leto Sues TMZ Over Taylor Swift Curse Out Video

Earlier this week, TMZ leaked a video of Jared Leto talking shit about Taylor Swift and her album 1989. Sample quote: "I mean, fuck her,…
Peter Helman | December 9, 2015 - 8:12 pm
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Wildest Memes: 19 Memorable Music Tweets From 2015

Oh, Twitter. Never before has it been easier to find out what celebrities think of #TheDress, and never before has it been easier for celebrities…
Peter Helman | December 8, 2015 - 12:43 pm
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The 2016 Grammys Are Gonna Be Alright

This time last year we were perturbed with the Grammys for generating a slate of 2015 nominees that honored a bunch of mediocre white musicians…
Chris DeVille | December 7, 2015 - 2:29 pm
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Shamir Reviews 2015

2015 was Shamir Bailey's breakout year. On the heels of his Northtown EP and last fall's bubbly nu-disco jam "On The Regular," the young Vegas…
Stereogum | December 7, 2015 - 2:22 pm
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Taylor Swift Song Appears On Spotify Credited To Lostprophets

A million years ago (November of 2014), Taylor Swift announced that she would be pulling her music from Spotify in anticipation 1989's release. Spotify hoped…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 7, 2015 - 12:36 pm
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Jared Leto Critiques 1989

Taylor Swift's 1989 just got nominated for a bunch of Grammys, including one for Album Of The Year, which seems like an opportune time for…
James Rettig | December 7, 2015 - 10:38 am
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Here Are The 2016 Grammy Nominations

The Grammy nominations have arrived, and the major categories are pretty stacked! Of particular indie-rock interest is a Best New Artist nomination for Courtney Barnett.
Chris DeVille | December 7, 2015 - 8:17 am
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