Tag Archives: Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone: Why Can’t Trudeau Be OUR President?

From Rolling Stone‘s profile of Justin Trudeau: It’s strange to witness: He speaks in a modulated, indoor voice. His dark hair is a color found in nature. At home, there is a glamorous wife and three photogenic children, still not old enough to warm his seat at next week’s G-20 summit or be involved in an espionage scandal. When Trudeau …

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Boy George Talks 1984 Pop Music

Via Rolling Stone: While we were working on our list of the 100 best singles of 1984, Boy George popped by the Rolling Stone offices and offered his thoughts on a few of our selections. Watch the “Karma Chameleon” (Number 22!) singer remember hits like Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” – “It was so American and so rousing!” – …

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Did Rolling Stone Flub Cover Art?

Wingnut sites like Breitbart are screaming bloody murder, but the magazine says “mistake” was on purpose. A source at Rolling Stone, however, said the John Hancock signature was deliberate and was meant to be “in the spirit” of Veep’s farcical tone. “The Declaration of Independence is on the other side, but we couldn’t fit all the signatures on there,” the …

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FRANCE: Bob Dylan Investigated For Inciting Racial Hatred In Interview

Paris prosecutors are considering charging Bob Dylan with inciting racial hatred for comments he made in a 2012 interview with Rolling Stone. In the interview, published in the magazine’s September 27, 2012 edition, the singer said racism was holding America back. “If you got a slave master or (Ku Klux) Klan in your blood, blacks can sense that,” he was …

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Rolling Stone Defends Cover

“Our hearts go out to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, and our thoughts are always with them and their families. The cover story we are publishing this week falls within the traditions of journalism and Rolling Stone’s long-standing commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage of the most important political and cultural issues of our day. The fact that …

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Quote Of The Day – Cyndi Lauper

“In most cities across the country, resources to help LGBT youth are already scarce, and every night, thousands of young people are left to sleep on the street and find their own way through the dark. Cuts in federal funding for the programs that already stretch every dollar to help these kids would make this bad situation even worse. To …

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Christianist Bullies Attack Rolling Stone

The Christianists who want it to be legal for their children to assault and harass LGBT kids have now focused their ire on Rolling Stone, who last week published a lengthy expose of a Minnesota school system. According to Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute, teachers should not be allowed to intervene when gay children are being beaten: Teachers …

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Rolling Stone On Anti-Gay Bullying

I’m just going to give you one paragraph from Rolling Stone’s excellent long-form piece on bullying and suicide in Michele Bachhmann’s home district. “This isn’t something you kid about, Brittany,” her mom scolded, snatching the kitchen cordless and taking it down the hall to call the Johnsons. A minute later she returned, her face a mask of shock and terror. …

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Rolling Stone On Crazy Eyes

From an extensive Rolling Stone profile by Matt Taibbi: Bachmann’s entire political career has followed this exact same pattern of God-speaks-directly-to-me fundamentalism mixed with pathological, relentless, conscienceless lying. She’s not a liar in the traditional way of politicians, who tend to lie dully, usefully and (they hope) believably, often with the aim of courting competing demographics at the same time. …

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Quote Of The Day – Barack Obama

“I’ve been here two years, guys. And one of the things that I just try to remember is that if we have accomplished 70 percent of what we committed to in the campaign, historic legislation, and we’ve got 30 percent of it undone — well, that’s what the next two years is for, or maybe the next six. Understandably, everybody …

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Media Reacts To Adam Lambert’s American Music Awards Performance

Yesterday the ladies of The View discussed Adam Lambert’s controversial performance on the American Music Awards. Unsurprisingly, it was Elisa Hasselbeck who went off of Lambert. (Transcription via Towleroad.) “It seemed to be a sexual aggression that came across in the performance. Now, does anyone know what song he sang? Does anyone remember what he sounded like? Because, let me …

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Rolling Stone Rips No On 8

Rolling Stone has published a lengthy piece by Tim Dickinson about the campaign to fight Prop 8. A small excerpt: “This was political malpractice,” says a Democratic consultant who operates at the highest level of California politics. “They fucked this up, and it was painful to watch. They shouldn’t be allowed to pawn this off on the Mormons or anyone …

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