Rihanna
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//Features

Body Politic: Rihanna's Interview with Oprah, Kristen Stewart's Fall from Grace and the Hook Up Cult
12 Sep 2012 // 6:15 PM

This week Flashpoints looks at the female body politic that is reflected in the hall of mirrors of pop culture. Our gaze is cast on what we think we see of Rihanna, Kristen Stewart, and the Fifty Shades of Gray phenomenon.

"A Very Strong Underlying Message 4 Girls Like Me": Rihanna's "Man Down" Video
26 Oct 2011 // 5:00 PM

In a culture that glorifies pimping and exploiting women’s bodies for profit, Rihanna's "Man Down" sends a powerful message to both men and women about women's sexual autonomy.

//Columns

Spectacle of Empty Gestures: Rihanna's "American Oxygen"
5 May 2015 // 10:30 PM

The problem isn't that Rihanna's "American Oxygen" fails as political art, it's that we might consider it a success instead of a mere gesture.

In Defense of Hoping Chris Brown and Rihanna Don't Work Out, Again
3 Dec 2012 // 10:30 PM

The recent news of the reconciliation between pop stars Chris Brown and Rihanna highlights how upsetting it is that no lessons were learned from that fateful night in 2009.

//Reviews

Sziget 2016 Days 1 and 2: Rihanna and the Chemical Brothers Set the Week-Long Party Up
12 Aug 2016 // 5:30 AM

The age-old saying goes something like this: “If you've grown one of the largest music festivals in the world, the only goal left is to make it even bigger.”

Rihanna: Anti
28 Jan 2016 // 9:30 PM

Rihanna has released some of the smartest and sexiest pop of the new millennium. Unfortunately, on Anti she seems lost and unsure about what she’s trying to do and where she’s trying to go.

//Blogs

Rihanna - "Goodnight Gotham" (Singles Going Steady)
12 Aug 2016 // 6:00 AM

The video has Rihanna turns celebrity on its head here and makes her fans the stars.

Rihanna - "Sledgehammer" (Singles Going Steady)
1 Aug 2016 // 9:00 AM

Rihanna's vocal soaring provides the requisite goosebumps.

//News

Chris Brown, Rihanna collaborations spark controversy
23 Feb 2012 // 12:35 AM

LOS ANGELES — “YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!” That’s how Chris Brown, 22, tagged his remix of “Turn Up the Music,” one of two collaborations with ex-girlfriend Rihanna, 24, that the

Rihanna can ‘Talk That Talk,’ but can she walk the walk?
22 Nov 2011 // 12:35 AM

LOS ANGELES — Were she willing to tip her hand a little earlier, Rihanna might have considered kicking off her new album, “Talk That Talk,” with “

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Saul Williams Commands Attention at Summerstage (Photos + Video)

// Notes from the Road

"Saul Williams played a free, powerful Summerstage show ahead of his appearance at Afropunk this weekend.

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