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The brutal economics of celebrity culture is turning children into marketing mannequins | Van Badham
The Kardashian children, and others, are working in adult spaces for the family business, whether the parents admit it or not

Van Badham

17, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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How house music changed the world: ‘It was freedom. It was our church’
As Beyoncé and Drake take on the genre, legends from Robin S to Jesse Saunders reflect on its resurgence

Alex Rayner and Stephen Worthy

15, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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I was a teenage Napster obsessive – and illegal downloading changed my music taste for good
The P2P giant was shut down 20 years ago this week. But the omnivorous mindset it encouraged in a generation resonates in the very best of today’s genre-smashing pop

Emma Garland

30, Aug, 2022 @1:44 PM

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Davina McCall: Can Big Brother distract us from our own reality shows?
Davina McCall: reality TV rules, so will you be rewatching Big Brother? | Rebecca Nicholson

Rebecca Nicholson

06, Aug, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Beyoncé: Renaissance review – a breathtaking, maximalist tour de force
The superstar’s seventh solo album is a kaleidoscopic barrage of disco, soul, house and dancehall that puts other post-pandemic party albums in the shade

Kitty Empire

06, Aug, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘Common decency’: Beyoncé’s Renaissance sparks debate about the politics of music sampling
Beyoncé removed an interpolation of Kelis’s hit Milkshake from her new album and half of the UK Top 10 singles feature samples. It’s big business – but who’s benefitting?

Rhian Jones

05, Aug, 2022 @1:09 PM

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Readers review Beyoncé’s Renaissance: euphoric and fresh, or paint-by-numbers?
The superstar’s first solo album in six years has got her fans in a tizzy. But though some Guardian readers love its joyful 1980s disco-house lean, others say it’s a retread

Guardian readers

05, Aug, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Beyoncé removes Kelis interpolation from song after Milkshake singer complains
Ending to Beyoncé’s song Energy changed after Kelis complained that the song’s writers, Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, had been consulted and credited but she had not

Sian Cain

03, Aug, 2022 @7:04 AM

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‘Un-American girl’: how Beyoncé uses the power of pleasure to transcend a country on fire
The star’s new album Renaissance weaves Black dance music history, feminism and queer thought into an ecstatic masterpiece that defies marginalisation

Daphne A Brooks

02, Aug, 2022 @2:30 PM

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It’s not just Beyoncé and Lizzo – culture is full of painful ableism that's too often ignored | Kathryn Bromwich
We need allies who care enough to shift their thinking, so the onus isn’t always on disabled people to point out problems, says the Observer New Review writer Kathryn Bromwich

Kathryn Bromwich

02, Aug, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Beyoncé to change Renaissance lyric containing ableist slur
A spokesperson for the musician confirmed that she will remove the offensive term for disabled people from her new song, Heated

Laura Snapes

01, Aug, 2022 @2:59 PM

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Share your thoughts on Beyoncé’s new album, Renaissance
We would like to hear your thoughts on Beyoncé’s first proper solo release in six years

Guardian community team

29, Jul, 2022 @11:00 AM

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