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On the BeyHive and Cyborg Mrs. Carter

"They are in love with what she transmutes. What she is allowed to be."
posted by spamandkimchi on Apr 1, 2014 - 5 comments

 

I WANT YOU, NA NA

Ali Graham's Beyonce VS Zombies
posted by cashman on Feb 28, 2014 - 3 comments

I was not going to allow the system to...take my identity away from me.

When CeCe McDonald was incarcerated in a mens' prison after defending herself from a racist, transphobic attack, she drew support not only through her misfortune but also through her insightful, valuable commentary on subjects ranging from how men react to having their masculinity questioned by "outside speculators" and violence against women to pansexuality on Sex and The City.

Now released from prison after 19 months,, the 25 year old African American transgender activist isn't content just to finally listen to the new Beyonce album. She appeared on Melissa-Harris Perry discussing her experience with the prison-industrial complex, and will be the subject of a new documentary by Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox (previously).
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posted by Juliet Banana on Jan 21, 2014 - 56 comments

More than just his little wife

People have something to say about Mrs. Carter's new song. "Women do not have to be humble, nice, and modest all the damn time," says Sesali Bowen of Feministing. "Beyonce's new single marks a change in direction for the independent woman the US president handpicks to play at his parties," says Rush Limbaugh. The song "dangerously [straddles] the line between female empowerment and subjugation," says Rahiel Tesfamariam of the Washington Post. "We should view Beyonce's feminism as complex," says Akoto Ofori-Atta of The Root. Can a woman who sings "girls run the world" and "bow down, bitches" be a feminist? Read the lyrics here.
posted by girlmightlive on Mar 21, 2013 - 72 comments

So you think, you can dance.

Cocoon Central Dance Team: Love on Top, Ego, End of Time, Turn the Beat Around, Can I Touch You There, So Far/Vertigo. More. Tumblr. Also: White Strips.
posted by hydrophonic on Oct 28, 2012 - 4 comments

You Always Wanted More Than I Could Give

A tale of science gone mad, global conspiracies, and the dangers of hubris. Drake, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kanye, Weezy, Birdman, Noah Shebib, Rihanna, and Nicki Minaj in: Hottest Chick in the Game, a comic by Sean T. Collins, and Andrew White.
posted by codacorolla on Aug 22, 2012 - 7 comments

Countdown (Snuggie Version)

This is what happens when a boy who loves Beyoncé sheds his inhibitions...and puts on his Snuggie. SLYT.
posted by roger ackroyd on Jul 18, 2012 - 45 comments

and they even included Robyn!

Using album & digital song sales, Hot 100 rankings, radio airplay, YouTube views, social media, concert grosses, industry awards and critics' ratings, Rolling Stone compares sixteen female artists to name the Queen of Pop. [more inside]
posted by troika on Jun 30, 2011 - 40 comments

Some of the men think they freak this like we do, but no they don't.

Hey Beyonce, Guess What? You're a Liar. (SLYT) Angry young video blogger (vlogger?) Nineteen Percent calls out Beyonce's Run the World (Girls) for shallow girl-power lyrics. (via Feministing.)
posted by emjaybee on May 23, 2011 - 163 comments

The past is a collective hallucination, and we all chose to get well and forget Lil' Bow Wow

Then That's What They Called Music is a series of posts on the Onion AV Club where writer Nathan Rabin (previously) listens to all of the NOW! That's What I Call Music CDs from 1999 onwards. The essays read like a history of a forgotten world, reminding you of terrible yet infectious pop tunes, and are full of great links, snappy writing and one man's struggle to deal with why the Black Eyed Peas, the most corporate band in America, are so popular. [more inside]
posted by Sifter on Dec 24, 2010 - 29 comments

All the single digits

"A few weeks ago, my alge­bra class was assigned a project called “Math­e­matic Karaoke,” for which were told to pick a song, make it about num­bers (and stuff), and record our­selves singing it. [....] Of course, Sin­gle Ladies was my tune of choice."
posted by borkencode on Dec 9, 2010 - 47 comments

Shaqueeta on tape, at last

Shaq in draq lip-synching to Beyonce. He calls himself "Shaqueeta." Yes, it's actually Shaq. That is all.
posted by schroedinger on Nov 7, 2010 - 39 comments

Star Light, Star White

ELLE drastically lightens Gabourey Sidibe's skin color (and crops out 75% of her body) for the cover of its October issue. This sort of thing happens fairly often. At least they didn't just put her head on Ann Margret's body.
posted by hermitosis on Sep 16, 2010 - 105 comments

All the single...children?

7 year olds perform dazzling dance routine to Beyonce's "Single Ladies." (SLYT)
posted by Lutoslawski on May 12, 2010 - 242 comments

You Just KNOW This is Going to Get Shown at His Wedding Reception ...

"Buddy, I'm sorry. I'm so sorry, buddy. You're a single lady, okay?" (SLYT) ... be sure to watch it again in YouTube's new "TextP"!
posted by WCityMike on Mar 31, 2010 - 90 comments

Told you she didn't have a dick

Continuing the story from Paparazzi, Telephone from Lady Gaga and Beyonce. [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Mar 12, 2010 - 224 comments

Don't make me sing this part of the song, the lyrics are so bad, so we're going to skip ahead — to the single ladies part instead.

Single LadiesPomplamoose (A Beyoncé Cover) [previously]
posted by nfg on Sep 25, 2009 - 77 comments

Back Off, Haters

Youtube singing sensation Miranda branches out into music videos. Single Ladies, Genie in a Bottle, Dancing Queen. Want to sing like Miranda? Of course you do. Lucky for you, she gives singing lessons.
posted by minifigs on Apr 14, 2009 - 77 comments

All The YouTube People (Put a Camera On It)

The latest dance craze to inspire YouTube dance fiends is Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)". There's a Big Girl Remix, a Single Man version (the original became so popular that the Single Man did a version with a more modest outfit at the request of BET), and lots of other individual interpretations. Beyonce has said her video was inspired by another YouTube video - a mashup of a Fosse dance routine performed by Gwen Verdon and the hip-hop song "Walk It Out" (the original Fosse routine with the original music). Videos might be NSFW.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Nov 20, 2008 - 69 comments

Hello Barack, Goodbye Shrub

It's only 73 days before Inauguration Day 2009. Planning has been going on for a while. Beyonce wants to perform and the Boss plans to release an album on the day. Be sure to call your Congressperson to get your tickets. Make your plans right away, everybody wants to go. If you go, don't forget to say a rousing good-bye to you know who.
posted by Xurando on Nov 8, 2008 - 27 comments

"Window in the Sky", a U2 montage of 137 video clips

"Window in the Sky" is a YouTube style video synch mash-up done on a professional budget with the magic of copyright clearances. "It's a triumph of postmodern reconstruction" says the Washington Post.
posted by stbalbach on Jan 29, 2007 - 160 comments

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