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10 Sex Scenes that Shock and Awenew

Some sex scenes in movies shock us. Others awe us. Here's a list of 10 sex scenes that allegedly do one or the other: First up, Diane Lane doing it doggy-style with a much younger man in Unfaithful.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Leo Dirr  |  01-26-2010  |  Commentary

Eminem's Latest Shows Lots of Talent and Lots of Gaynew

Eminem delivers a strong new record that reminds us of his incredible talent--while also reminding us that gay people exist.
Tucson Weekly  |  Sean Bottai  |  06-04-2009  |  Reviews

PaceWon and Mr. Green Soar on 'Color'new

Pace has gone at Shady before, and "The Joker" is a fairly uninspired diss track, but Pace is much more effective on the album when he sticks with discussing his own evolution.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Ben Westhoff  |  11-20-2008  |  Reviews

Slim Constraintsnew

Slim Shady's best-of set lets the mass market work in his favor.
The Village Voice  |  Werner Trieschmann  |  01-13-2006  |  Reviews

From the Bronx to South Central: Jeff Chang’s Epic History of Hip-Hopnew

Critic and activist Jeff Chang’s ambitious and thorough Can’t Stop Won’t Stop might be the best book ever written on hip-hop, precisely because he treats it and its attendant generation as the coda rather the song.
Boston Phoenix  |  Hua Hsu  |  06-09-2005  |  Nonfiction

Rapstreet Boys: 50 Cent and the Game Diss and Tellnew

The question is this: Outside the WWE, what’s the last time such a massively unimportant feud occurred between two jacked dudes with stage names, shifty alliances, and self-mythologies that are way more entertaining than their actual skills?
Boston Phoenix  |  Nick Sylvester  |  03-21-2005  |  Music

The All-Time Greatest White-Boy Rhymesnew

White rappers are the new black quarterbacks, with pundits still arguing whether they could have the skills and smarts to seriously compete in a game invented by black players. Here's the evidence they can.
Cleveland Scene  |  D.X. Ferris  |  03-09-2005  |  Music

The Latest from Hip-Hop's Sad Sisyphusnew

Only Eminem can make the subject of his own creative stagnation remotely interesting, although it's not always interesting enough. It helps that he's got Dr. Dre, whose grim and elegant string snippets invest even the weakest tracks with an apocalyptic gravitas.
Illinois Times  |  Rene Spencer Saller  |  12-29-2004  |  Reviews

Eminem's Worldnew

Eminem's rhymes have the rambling hypersensitivity of diary entries, schizophrenically bouncing between nervous moments of clarity and narcissistic attempts at self-aggrandizement.
Miami New Times  |  Mosi Reeves  |  11-23-2004  |  Reviews

Hiphop Hooeynew

So we’re told that Eminem is “just another group member” when he’s rapping with D-12. That’s not necessarily incorrect, but every group has an overachiever, and let’s be honest: D-12 wouldn’t be anywhere without their old buddy Marshall.
Metroland  |  John Brodeur  |  06-21-2004  |  Reviews

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