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Beyoncé’s Dubai performance isn’t just an affront to LGBTQ+ fans, but workers’ rights in the UAE
Arguments focusing on the low application of the UAE’s anti-gay laws overlook the privilege it takes to evade them – and the reality of the labour that builds Dubai’s luxury playground

Jason Okundaye

25, Jan, 2023 @5:42 PM

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Beyoncé makes controversial live return at exclusive Dubai concert
US singer plays first full concert for more than four years to audience of invited influencers and journalists

Laura Snapes

22, Jan, 2023 @5:10 PM

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Brit awards 2023: Wet Leg and Harry Styles lead male-dominated nominations
In the second year of non-gendered categories, the five nominees for artist of the year are entirely male

Laura Snapes

12, Jan, 2023 @4:30 PM

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Australian style in 2022: Nicole Kidman goes viral, Margot Robbie sheds Chanel and Beyoncé’s Brisbane couture
There were plenty of highlights, from size-inclusivity on the catwalk and A-listers making international waves, but it’s time we took a hard look at our world-lagging status on fashion waste

Alyx Gorman

29, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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We do it grande: how 2022 became the year of the big statement album
From Kendrick Lamar to Beyoncé and Arctic Monkeys, artists lent into opulence and maximalism this year, inviting listeners to escape – and asserting their disregard for pop’s rules

Alexis Petridis

23, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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The 50 best albums of 2022, No 1: Beyoncé – Renaissance
At last, a post-pandemic party album we could all get behind, as the artist rode her glittery horse through house, disco and ballroom culture to reimagine Studio 54 in her image

Jenessa Williams

23, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Music: Kitty Empire’s 10 best albums of 2022
Non-stop dance parties, retro beats and dreamy vignettes vied with slacker rock, flamenco-inflected R&B and no end of heartbreakThe Observer critics’ review of 2022 in full

Kitty Empire

18, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The 20 best songs of 2022
Alongside landmark records from Kendrick and Beyoncé, the year saw standout tracks from Steve Lacy, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more

Safi Bugel, Shaad D'Souza and Laura Snapes

05, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Favourite lyrics reveal your attachment style – psychologists would have a field day with mine | Lauren O’Neill
Are you secure, anxious, or avoidant: songs we play repeatedly can be revealing. So what is it with me and Pulp’s Babies, asks Lauren O’Neill, a culture writer for Vice UK

Lauren O'Neill

22, Nov, 2022 @12:04 PM

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From Bowie to Beyoncé: the gateway albums to get into the greatest artists
Keen to explore an artist’s oeuvre but overwhelmed by choice in today’s stream-heavy world? Fear not: from Joni to Fela, Madonna to Miles, our critics tell you which album to begin with

Guardian writers

19, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Honey Dijon: Black Girl Magic review – tight, anthemic celebration of Black queer identity
The house legend and Beyoncé collaborator is back with 15 celebratory hits that span styles and explode with personality

Chal Ravens

18, Nov, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Grammy nominations 2023: Beyoncé leads race with nine
Singer has now received 88 Grammy nominations in her career, tying only with husband Jay Z as most nominated artist

Benjamin Lee

15, Nov, 2022 @7:27 PM

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