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Joni Mitchell Publishes Private Poetry from the 70s

Joni Mitchell, the esteemed singer-songwriter of the 70s, is publishing a collection of handwritten lyrics and artwork titled Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings. Though Mitchell is most well known for her music, this mysterious work has been a part of her unique character for decades.

 

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Morning Glory on the Vine was originally created in 1971. Mitchell created 100 copies, including a personal signature with each one, before distributing the work to her closest friends. This will be the first time that the extremely intimate work will be available for public consumption.

 

 

Mitchell choose to publish Morning Glory on the Vine with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in celebration of her 75th birthday. In addition to Mitchell’s poetry and artwork included in the original version, the published version will also feature a new introduction written by Mitchell.

 

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Many of Mitchell’s pals are also included within the work, as the artist painted several portraits modeled after her famous friends. For example, Neil Young, Georgia O’Keefe, and David Crosby, all have portraits handmade by Mitchell herself.

Morning Glory on the Vine is available to purchase online and in bookstores now.

 

 

 

 

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Rihanna’s ‘Visual Autobiography’ Will Have Over 1,000 Photos

An alternative title for this article could be Rihanna Finds Another Way to Distract Us From the Fact That She Hasn’t Released New Music in Three Years.

 

 

Kidding. I love Rihanna, I worship the ground she walks on, I’d let her murder my family if it would make her smile, and I’ll follow her all the way into the fiery depths of Hell.

But now I don’t have to go to Hell to find her, I can just go to the bookstore! Rihanna is publishing, what she calls, a visual autobiography!

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Rihanna is like Barbie. There’s no job that she can’t, or won’t, do. The combined income from her music, movies, makeup, and lingerie, has led to Rihanna becoming the world’s richest female musician. And, in classic Rihanna fashion, she wants more.

The superstar’s latest business venture is a book titled, fittingly enough, Rihanna

 

 

The work is a collection of over 1,000 photos of the singer. In a trailer uploaded to her youtube channel, it was revealed that the book will include everything from images of her as a child living in Barbados, to never before seen backstage pictures of her most iconic moments in both the music and fashion industries.

 

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In addition to this, there will be three versions of the autobiography available for purchase. All versions include the same amount of images, though they have different book covers, and come with different bookstands. The most expensive version, dubbed Rihanna: Ultra Luxury Supreme, includes what is described as a “custom marble pedestal” for display purposes. All bookstands included were designed in collaboration with The Haas Brothers, the twin artists known for their sculpture work.

I’m unsure what this version costs, as it’s already sold out, but I do know that the standard edition of Rihanna goes for a whopping $150.

Rihanna won’t be released until October 24th, so you have some time to start saving up. Maybe you can buy one of those marble pedestals on the black market? Only if it comes down to that, of course (it will).

 

 

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Beyoncé Turns 38! Here are 7 of Her Fiercest Lyrics!

Today, September 4th, is Beyoncé’s 38th birthday!

While Beyoncé is not an author, her lyrics have had an immense impact on the culture we live in. Back when Lemonade dropped you couldn’t go anywhere without hearing a reference to hot sauce or sneezing on the beat, and an impact like that is worth celebrating.

 

 

Here are seven Beyoncé lyrics that get the club jumpin’ jumpin’!

 

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I am the dragon breathing fire/Beautiful mane I’m the lion/Beautiful man I know you’re lying/I am not broken, I’m not crying, I’m not crying – Don’t Hurt Yourself

 

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Now you want to say you’re sorry/Now you want to call me crying/Now you gotta see me wilding/Now I’m the one that’s lying/And I don’t feel bad about it/It’s exactly what you get/Stop interrupting my grinding/I ain’t thinking ’bout you. – Sorry

 

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Ten Hail Marys, I meditate for practice/Channel nine news tell me I’m movin’ backwards/Eight blocks left, death is around the corner/Seven misleadin’ statements ’bout my persona/Six headlights wavin’ in my direction/Five-o askin’ me what’s in my possession/Yeah I keep runnin,’ jump in the aqueducts/Fire hydrants and hazardous/Smoke alarms on the back of us/But mama don’t cry for me, ride for me/Try for me, live for me. – Freedom

 

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Drop the bass, mane, the bass get lower/Radio say speed it up I just go slower/High like treble, pumping on them mids/Ya man ain’t never seen a booty like this/And why you think ya keep my name rollin’ off your tongue/’Cause when you want a smash, I’ll just write another one/I sneezed on the beat and the beat got sicker/Yoncé all on his mouth like liquor. – Yoncé

 

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My daddy Alabama, momma Louisiana/You mix that negro with that Creole make a Texas bamma/I like my baby hair, with baby hair and afros/I like my negro nose with Jackson Five nostrils/Earned all this money but they never take the country out me/I got a hot sauce in my bag, swag. – Formation

 

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Ten times out of nine, I know you’re lying/But nine times outta ten, I know you’re trying/So I’m trying to be fair/And you’re trying to be there and to care/And you’re caught up in your permanent emotions/All the loving I’ve been giving goes unnoticed. – Love Drought

 

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Diva’s y’all help me sing the next verse?/Here we go/Since 15 in my stillettos, been struttin’ in this game/’What’s yo age?’ was the question they ask when I hit the stage/I’m a diva, best believe her, you see how she gettin’ paid? – Diva

 

 

 

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Lizzo Lewks as Iconic Book Covers

I wanted an excuse to think about Lizzo, okay? I’m only human.

Here are six fabulous book covers, and the Lizzo looks that match!

 

 

 

1. The Great Gatsby

 

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Lizzo in the music video for Tempo/Image via essence

 

2. Catcher in the Rye

 

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Lizzo for Playboy/Image via Brandy Source

 

3. Brave New World

 

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Lizzo during her performance at the 2019 MTV TV and Movie Awards/ Image via Spin

 

4. Clockwork Orange

 

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5. 1984

 

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Lizzo in her album art for Truth Hurts/Image via Out

 

 

6. Fahrenheit 451

 

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Lizzo as Ron Burgundy/Image via Youtube

 

 

 

 

 

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9 Literary “bad guys” in Honor of Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish’s “bad guy,” the smash hit from her new album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? recently overtook Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” as the number one song on Hot 100. In honor of Eilish’s success, we’ve made a list of the 9 baddest bad guys in literature.

 

 

9 – Captain hook

Captain Hook

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Who can forget this one-handed pirate who terrorized Peter Pan and the Lost Boys during all their adventures!?

 

8 – Grendel

Beowulf

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You might recognize this Old English baddie from Beowulf, one of the oldest epic poems. Talk about a blast from the past.

 

7 – Iago

Iago

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No, not the parrot from Aladdin. This one’s another oldie-but-goodie. Iago’s the main antagonist of Shakespeare’s Othello who plots to deceive and destroy the play’s title character.

 

 

6 – Sauron

Sauron
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This guy’s the actual factual lord of the rings. ‘Nuff said.

 

5 – Moriarty

Moriarty

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Described as “the Napoleon of Crime” by Sherlock Holmes in The Final Problem, Moriarty’s one of the few people to ever give Holmes any real trouble (the other being, of course, Irene Adler in all her awesomeness).

 

4 – Hannibal Lecter

Hannibal Lecter

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Made all the more terrifying by Anthony Hopkins’ performance in the adaptation, this serial killer and cannibal is the horrific focal point of Thomas Harris’ The Silence of the Lambs. 

 

 

3 – Patrick Bateman

Patrick Bateman
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Another villain made all the more famous by his theatrical adaptation, this psychotic murderer terrorizes the shallow, corporate world of Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho.

 

2 – Lord voldemort

Lord Voldemort

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One of the most bone-chilling villains of all time. I doubt many book-lovers have forgotten about the most evil wizard of all time!

 

1 – Pennywise

Pennywise

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While the source material for this adaptation may have been quite a bit…stranger than the theatrical release showed, I think we can agree the 2017 film really captured what makes this creepy clown so downright terrifying.

 

 

Did we miss any of your favorite villains? Or are these really the baddest of them all?

 

 

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