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Lily Allen denies accusations that ‘Hard Out Here’ music video is racist

Lily Allen has denied accusations that her new music video is racist, insisting that Hard Out Here’s scantily clad black and Asian dancers were chosen for their twerking skills, not the colour of their skin. Criticism of Allen’s video followed almost immediately after its release on Tuesday, with several bloggers…

Friday Genius Ten “Why Don’t You Do Right, SCOTUS?” Edition

In honor of this week’s (hopefully big, hopefully permanent) gay rights victory, I kicked around a few songs to use for the Friday Genius Ten, but honestly, there’s only one that’s right—the Gossip’s song about the struggle for gay rights. I’m obsessed with this song, in part because people say…