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When Do Misogynistic Lyrics Become Hate Speech?

When Do Misogynistic Lyrics Become Hate Speech?

By Hans Rollman

21 Jul 2015 // 2:30 AM

Hip-hop, free speech and misogyny at North by Northeast....

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Afropunk Is Officially a Brand and That's a Good Thing

By Mark Reynolds

8 Jul 2015 // 2:30 AM

There is a large community of alt-black folks out there, and Afropunk has given them a big tent to party under....

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//News

Reaction to Nicki Minaj’s VMA Gripe Proves Her Point>

“If I was a different ‘kind’ of artist, “Anaconda” would be nominated for best choreo and vid of the year as well,” Nicki Minaj wrote in one tweet....

Outfest Explores a World of Transgender Experiences on Film>

My Five Nights with U2>

Grateful Dead’s Farewell: A Bad Trip Or Will Music Save the Day?>

//Blogs

Basement Jaxx Jam in the Craziness at Summerstage

// Notes from the Road

"At a rare, live US performance from UK electronic duo Basement Jaxx, Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe, packed in as much craziness as they could in Central Park.

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Features
By Chelsea Smile
In which our correspondent bravely chronicles the exhaustion, rain, and euphoria of one of Europe's biggest music festivals. [29 June 15 // 5:01 AM]
By Robert Daniel Evers
Taylor Swift made her best friend's dream come true by bringing Chris Carrabba to her surprise party, but in touring this summer, Dashboard's main driver has even bigger things in store. [11 June 15 // 9:02 PM]
Columns
Clearly Canadian
Hip-hop, free speech and misogyny at North by Northeast. [20 July 15 // 9:30 PM]
Negritude 2.0
There is a large community of alt-black folks out there, and Afropunk has given them a big tent to party under. [7 July 15 // 9:30 PM]
Tour Dates
//Blogs

Authenticity Issues and the New Intimacies

// Marginal Utility

"The social-media companies have largely succeeded in persuading users of their platforms' neutrality. What we fail to see is that these new identities are no less contingent and dictated to us then the ones circumscribed by tradition; only now the constraints are imposed by for-profit companies in explicit service of gain.

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