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Thursday February 2nd

Zari Taylor


Megan Thee Stallion attends the 2022 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 15, 2022. (Maria Alejandra Cardona/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)
Opinion

Column: "Her Loss" is Actually His Loss

"As an avid Drake fan, I was disappointed with “Her Loss.” Sonically, it is well produced, but a slower listen to some lyrics highlights a more interesting story of a rich but perhaps lonely man still in search of himself. One nearly forgets that it’s a collaborative project with 21 Savage’s contributions outdone by Drake’s overpowering narcissism."

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In this photo from Sept. 25, 2021, Takeoff of Migos performs onstage during Global Citizen Live in Los Angeles. (Rich Fury/Getty Images for Global Citizen/TNS)
Opinion

Column: Why do we sensationalize celebrity deaths?

"While all gun violence is senseless, Takeoff’s talent and promising music career make his death harder to cope with. His contributions to the world mean that this loss impacts not only his family but his fans. It’s frustrating that the final moments of his life were recorded and circulated online."

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Viola Davis, left, and John Boyega in "The Woman King." (TriStar Productions/Album/Zuma Press/TNS)
Opinion

Column: The Woman King explores a lesser known history

"The Woman King tells a beautiful but complicated story about integrity, community, hard work, and triumphing over one’s enemies. It’s got something for everyone – action, drama, comedic moments and of course, some nonfiction. The history it is based on is more complicated and demonstrates the legacies of capitalism, racism and slavery that we are still unpacking, unaware of and uncomfortable with."

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Opinion

Column: An ode to Beyoncé’s Renaissance

"Beyoncé’s newest album emerges as an act of rebellion against these events and circumstances that have the potential to tear us down and break our souls. There’s no singular villain in the story that “Renaissance” tells, but an emphasis on triumphing and reclaiming joy despite all the bad. Her choice to layer the album with variations of dance-centric genres like house and disco is the perfect way to deliver this message of joy."

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