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Why the 61st Annual Grammy Awards Telecast Was the Queerest, Fiercest, and the Best Yet

No award show will ever be truly perfect, but one can still admire how the Grammys overcame some pre-show controversy to deliver one of the most feminist, fearless, and downright entertaining broadcasts in its history.

Evan Sawdey
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Miley Cyrus: Bangerz

Perhaps that album title is more fitting than we initially thought. By calling it Bangerz, it will distract is from the fact that it contains so few actual songs.

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Miley, Interrupted: What Happens When Child Stars Grow Up

Attacking Miley Cyrus for no longer being Hannah is missing the point. The stars that we idolize are real human beings, trying to figure out their lives just like everyone else.

Carey Campbell and Lindsey Parkinson
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Is Miley Cyrus a Master of Social Media?

With each tweet, photo upload, and "twerk" video, Miley Cyrus artfully crafts her star image, always maintaining our interest in how she presents herself.

Music

Miley Cyrus and the Mainstreaming of Hipster Appropriation

For good or bad, Miley Cyrus' latest music video marks the final move for the hipster sub-culture (with its appropriated hip-hop imagery) into the mainstream.

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Generation X Wants Its MTV, But It’s a VEVO World Now

Gen X’ers may still want their MTV, but the version they loved is as distant a memory as Valley Girl speak, parachute pants, and leg warmers. Wake up and smell the VEVO.

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Catching Up with Former American Idols: Season Nine

The stars in season nine's American Idol were not the contestants -- but the judges.

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Celebrating Paul McCartney’s 70th Birthday With His Most Influential Songs

Taking a look at the Paul McCartney songs that have changed music history.

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The Pop Fan's Most-Anticipated Albums of 2012?

Here’s a look at what might be taking space in your CD collection or filling up your MP3 player this year.

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Why Shouldn't Miley Cyrus Smell Like Kurt Cobain?

Didn't Kurt Cobain perform as a teenage girl? If Nirvana did inspire an entire generation, then we really should be receiving Miley Cyrus' cover performances in a much more educated fashion than we are.

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Potential Grammy Nominees for Song of the Year?

This is a look at likely contenders for the Song of the Year, which is a composer/songwriter’s award.

Music

Miley Cyrus: Can't Be Tamed

The essential Disney pop starlet decides to release a "mature" album, and ends up sounding as confused, anonymous, and downright boring as ever. Thanks, Mickey.

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Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)

A wannabe musical that doesn't have the chutzpah to stop the action and let its actress actually sing!

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Hannah Montana: The Movie

In Hannah Montana: The Movie, Miley Cyrus gets back to her roots, re-learns the importance of family, and purges herself of the poisons of materialism. For a minute.

Television

CMAs and the End of Genre or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Kid Rock

This year's CMA winners point to a future where the only thing necessary to be classified as country is a desire to join in and sing.

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Bolt

Bolt's faith in his fiction is slightly pathetic, but it's not unrelated to the ways that children (as well as pets) are regularly conditioned.

Film

Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008

Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.

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Miley Cyrus: Breakout

Hannah Montana is a squeaky clean cipher of mega stardom – a perfect dream of pop, if you will, as seemingly removed in lifestyle and behavior from real pop singers as, say, Batman or Superman are from your run-of-the-mill city cop.

Josh Timmermann
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