• Forget Justin Timberlake-Pink's Gonna Steal the Show at the Super Bowl

    3 monthes ago - By Flare

    Everyone can breathe a sigh of relief: Pink will be getting the party started on Feb. 4 when she belts out the National Anthem at Super Bowl LII. The powerful singer joins Justin Timberlake on the roster of performers set to take the stage at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis-and we all know what happened last time Timberlake was there. Yes, *that* time. Sorry, J.T. but...

    The mother of two will hit the pregame stage to kick off the festivities alongside Alexandria Wailes, who will provide accompanying sign language for the National Anthem and “America The Beautiful.” This marks...
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  • Justin Timberlake's “Return to Whiteness” Is Super Problematic

    Justin Timberlake's “Return to Whiteness” Is Super Problematic

    3 monthes ago - By Flare

    It was 2002, and Justin Timberlake needed a breakthrough.
    The era of boy bands was on the way out, and his NSYNC-approved, white boy-next-door image was expiring. The paradigm of what was popular was shifting. Timberlake had to go solo and become interesting beyond just a tolerable falsetto and cool charm. Yes, he was arguably the most talented and popular member of NSYNC, but popularity doesn't guarantee success. He needed to mature in order to last; if his sound and aesthetic didn't evolve, neither would his career.
    Enter Black culture.
    Timberlake found a sound crafted for him by...
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