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Brogan M. McPartland

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Grace VanderWaal in the music video for "Clearly."

Music Video Breakdown: 'Clearly' by Grace VanderWaal

Clearly she enjoys her fame, but it isn’t clear that it’s worth everything she’s sacrificed. She knows geometry is important.

The Dock of the Bay

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Fortuitous circumstance, vivid style, passion, and unabashed humanity turned a long-shot hero into one of the most beloved popular singers of the 20th century.

Pray For Me

Lamar and The Weeknd Run Out of Steam on ‘Pray For Me’

Even after acknowledging the film’s context, Lamar and The Weeknd still complicitly pander to the status quo.