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NPR
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Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dead At 41

Chester Bennington, one of the lead singers for the band Linkin Park and a former singer for Stone Temple Pilots, has died. His death was confirmed to NPR Thursday afternoon by the Los Angeles County Coroner's office, which said that his body was discovered at a house in the 2800 block of Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles and that investigators are currently on the scene. The death is "being looked at as a possible suicide at this time," according to Brian Elias of the coroner's office. Bennington was 41 years old. Linkin Park member Mike Shinoda posted that he is "shocked and heartbroken" a
People
3 min read
Pop Culture

JAY Z AND BEYONCE The Twins Are Here!

For a long while Jay Z and Beyoncé were the proud parents of one adorable kid, regulars at Brooklyn pizza joints and Knicks games and firmly in an Empire State of mind. But over the past year and a half, the R&B royals and 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy have gradually shifted their lives west to Los Angeles. Leaving behind their 8,300-sq.-ft. Tribeca penthouse and a slew of sweet Manhattan memories—Beyoncé gave birth to Blue at a swanky Upper East Side hospital—the former New York mainstays made the change for one very important reason: their expanding family. After setting Instagram ablaze in F
New York Magazine
7 min read
Pop Culture

HOW TO: Write a Perfect Pop Song

As told to David Marchese “When I was first presented with the idea for this story—where I would explain how to write a perfect pop song—I told my manager, ‘It’s a cool idea, but it doesn’t make any sense. There’s no one way to do it.’ But as I was describing why I couldn’t do it, I was also asking myself questions, and those questions made me come around. The big question is this: What is a pop song? The easiest way I can describe what makes a pop song a pop song is that it’s a song you want to hear over and over. Some people will instantly think, Well, that means it’s simple and stupid. The
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Charming as all get out…

Charming and hilarious, these essays cover everything—from her young start on Broadway to her mixed feelings about “Twilight”—with candor and humor. Kendrick might be scrappy, but she's definitely no nobody.