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The 100 Best Songs of 2022

Bad Bunny, Beyoncé, Steve Lacy, Pharrell, and Quavo and Takeoff were just some of the artists whose songs this year we won't forget

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Hamish Kilgour, Co-Founder of New Zealand Indie Pioneers the Clean, Found Dead

The drummer and singer-songwriter had been missing for just over a week

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How Caroline Polachek’s New Album Became a Globe-Trotting, Rave-Going ‘Whirlwind’

The avant-pop star worked on Desire, I Want to Turn Into You in multiple countries (and on tour with Dua Lipa), rethinking what an album cycle means in the process

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The 100 Best Albums of 2022

Beyoncé's dance-music ecstasy, Bad Bunny's latest world-conquering smash, Taylor Swift's late nights, Harry Styles' song cycle, and Pusha T's master class in metaphor were only some of the albums that ruled our world this year

Impostor Syndrome

Faking the Funk: How Bootsy Collins Impostors Pulled Off the Ultimate Music Biz Scam

With star-shaped shades and platform boots, the Bootsy fakes bilked friends and family out of money over decades

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Kanye West Used Porn, Bullying, ‘Mind Games’ to Control Staff

Former Yeezy team members claim West showed them explicit images of Kim Kardashian and used fear and manipulation to assert dominance. A scathing open letter to Adidas claims execs "turned their moral compass off”

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Selena Gomez Wasn’t Sure She Was Ready To Tell This Story


She’s wrestled with bipolar disorder, life-threatening illness, and tabloid hell. Now, she’s opening up about all of it in incredible ways

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22 Best Movies of 2022

From an epic Tollywood blockbuster to a modest Iranian road movie, Cate Blanchett behaving badly to Michelle Yeoh saving the multiverse — these were the movies that made our year

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