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Airing his final episode tonight, David Letterman—the longest-serving late night host in TV history—wasn’t only responsible… Read More

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Jay Z Dips Into Live B-Sides for Tidal [REVIEW]

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Twenty years. Twelve solo albums. Four collaborative albums. Twenty-one Grammys. Countless business ventures. One equally talented… Read More

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The art of the selfie is under attack. From the Met Gala to the Cannes Film Festival to Coachella, high-profile events have recently… Read More

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For nearly 30 years, Tavis Smiley was able to call a woman who the world knew as an American icon, activist, and leading literary… Read More

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