Posts Tagged: Justin Bieber

No Pressure: Bieber, Blackness, the Cult of Perfection

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Bieber is like a prism that reflects back whatever you want to see.

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On Self-Reliance: Frank Ocean as Emersonian Hero

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As Emerson recognizes, someone who couldn’t care less about how they come across is all the more charismatic and convincing.

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Sound & Vision: John Holmstrom, Roberta Bayley, and Chris Stein

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John Holmstrom, Roberta Bayley, and Chris Stein discuss punk music, legendary rock venue CBGB, the philosophy of punk, and Johnny Power Ranger toys.

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Swinging Modern Sounds #71: A Michael Bay Film Eating Itself

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“Love,” then is not to be taken lightly here. It is being engaged at full force, megaphonically.

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The Case for Bieber

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Following his emotional moment at the VMAs, there’s been a lot of vehement talk about whether Justin Bieber’s recent tour has been a turning point in his career, marking his birth as a “legitimate artist,” or some par for the course, massively funded publicity campaign. In a piece out this week, Noisey made a thorough entry in the greater argument […]

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