Posts Tagged: Saturday Night Live

In Defense of Sinead O’Connor

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“Remember Sinead?” I asked. My mom nodded her head and shrugged.

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Don’t Think Twice and the Power of Improvising through the Unknown

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It’s a little extraordinary when you realize that you’re the one getting in your own way.

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“Hello”: An Adele News Roundup

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Since the release of 25, Adele has—unsurprisingly—dominated music news. The singer has been breaking records all month. First her single “Hello” smashed record views on Youtube and, at release, the album sold over 900,000 copies on iTunes in its first day, and 2.5 million in its first week. Billboard projects the sales of 25 to […]

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Sound Takes: Live at the London Palladium | Rumpus Music

Sound Takes: Live at the London Palladium

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Love it or hate it, if you listen to Live at the London Palladium, you’re going to get intimate with Marvin Gaye.

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The Worst Person in the World

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Simon Rich talks about humor, writing, and writing humor: I always find something to write about. I mean, you always have some emotion inside of yourself. Sometimes the only emotion you feel is shame or disgust or embarrassment or whatever—it’s not always the sexiest emotion—but as a living, breathing person, you always have something going […]

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“Diversity Does Bring About Positive Change”

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After public pressure came to a head, Saturday Night Live finally added a black woman to its cast: Sasheer Zamata, a comedian, actress, and veteran of improv group the Upright Citizens’ Brigade. Our essays editor Roxane Gay wrote an essay for Time about Zamata’s debut episode and what it means for diversity, representation, and the cultural perception […]

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