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Full disclosure: We're pretty major Madonna fans around these parts, and often find Rihanna to be a bit disappointing (that has not, however, stopped us from jamming out to her music from time to time). So when we came across this RiRi cover of "Vogue," we were prepared to have mixed feelings about it.  No surprises here: We're on the fence—but what do you think? Image c/o Instagram & Sire Records...
In Connecticut, 17 year-old Cassandra is refusing a potentially life-saving chemotherapy treatment for a recent diagnosis of Hodgkin lymphoma. Her mother, Jackie Fortin, sides with her decision; stating, “My daughter is old enough, mature enough to make a decision... This is not about death. This is about ‘This is my body, my choice, and let me decide.’” But the state of Connecticut has made a unanimous ruling that Cassandra is required to continue treatment. This means that she will will have to undergo the chemotherapy until...
  As of Saturday, Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, 66—who previously served as head of the Vatican’s highest court (making him the highest-ranking American in the Vatican)—has been downgraded to a ceremonial position of chaplain for the Knights of Malta, a charity group. Thankfully, he now holds little responsibility and has a much smaller figurative megaphone. With Burke’s uber-conservative views on abortion, same-sex marriage, and feminism it’s clear why our open-minded Pope removed him from his position of power. But Burke didn't step from his pulpit without a...
The holidays may be over, but the bone-chilling weather is just beginning. Thankfully, television is back and with all sorts of good excuses for you to stay in. We pulled together our seven snow day (and night!) picks from all the new and returning shows this month. Fear not: There are no live broadcasts of outdated musicals in your immediate future, but there are a whole lot of awesome boob tube moments you’ll love. Hindsight, series premiere (Vh1 January 7th). In this scripted series for Vh1, a...
Metro dwellers, you are in for a major treat: Ms. Lauryn Hill is back and she’s getting cozy, performing six intimate shows between Washington, DC, and NYC this February. This string of shows is called the SMALL AXE: Acoustic Performance Series, and 250-500 very lucky audience members will join together to hear the eight-time Grammy winner belt out some of her greatest work. Fans can also purchase VIP meet-and-greet tickets that includes a limited edition art poster—designed by Ms. Hill herself. Tickets available at MsLaurynHill.com and all the...