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The Return of a Grunge Goddess

As she rifles through neat piles of iron-on patches, tarot-card decks, and baby-pink notebooks, Shirley Manson’s slowly graying undershave is visible beneath her fiery-red bun. “My [7-year-old] niece would love it here!” she declares, “here” being Junior High, a new feminist art gallery meets community space in East Hollywood. “Had I walked past on my own, I probably would have been too intimidated to come in.” It’s hard to imagine the 50-year-old Scottish front woman of ’90s post-grunge band Garbage being intimidated by anything, though the gallery’s augmented-reality exhibit skews more mill
NPR
2 min read

Songs We Love: Lunice, 'Distrust (Feat. Denzel Curry, JK The Reaper & Nell)'

Lunice, the boundary-pushing hip-hop producer known for collaborations with Hudson Mohawke (with whom he produces as the duo TNGHT) and Azealia Banks, is finally gearing up to release his debut album, CCCLX, or 360 in Roman numerals. Out this September on LuckyMe, the project is some five years in the making and, as the title suggests, aims to be more than a one- or two-dimensional experience. Rather, it's an avant-garde mix of jolting, electronic hip-hop inspired by, and designed for, the stage. "I want my show to feel like a proper presentation," Lunice tells NPR, "a full artistic experience
Mic
2 min read
Pop Culture

Nicki Minaj Was Given The Key To Queens. Here's 9 Of Her Verses That Prove She Deserves It.

Back in 2013, when Kendrick Lamar tried set the hip-hop world ablaze by proclaiming himself "the king of New York" in his incendiary "Control" verse, Queens-bred Nicki Minaj was having none of it. "I'm the queen of New York," Minaj told Power 105.1's Breakfast Club. "I'm the king of New York." Tuesday night, Queens borough president Melinda Katz made Minaj's claim to the throne that much more official, presenting "Onika Tanya Maraj PKA Nicki Minaj," with the key to the city. It celebrates the Trini-born, Queens-bred rapper's "outstanding career achievements in music," as the plaque accompany
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Scribd Editors, Scribd Editor
From the Editors

Beneath the surface…

Don’t judge a book by its cover. The grass isn’t always greener. We’ve heard the cliches before, but “Big Little Lies” is a fresh look at the complicated dynamics often lurking just below the carefully painted facade of our lives.

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Alex P., Scribd Editor
From the Editors

Charming as all get out…

Charming and hilarious, these essays cover everything—from her young start on Broadway to her mixed feelings about “Twilight”—with candor and humor. Kendrick might be scrappy, but she's definitely no nobody.