Ann Powers' 'Good Booty' and the Connection Between Eroticism and Popular Music

Ann Powers' 'Good Booty' and the Connection Between Eroticism and Popular Music

By David Chiu

This is how American music got its sexual groove on. 16 Aug 2017 // 8:30 AM

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Moby: More Fast Songs About the Apocalypse

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“All the News That Fits”: Rolling Stone Celebrates 50 Years

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A high point of my college years was the chance to truck up to the ballroom in the University of Texas student union for the Yippie vs. Yuppie debate, the supposed showdown between Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin.

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Of Pillow Forts and Play: Epic Games' 'Fortnite'

// Moving Pixels

"Everybody loves building a fort.

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