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ObamaNation: Inside Those Ears

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Appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone, Barack Obama talks about (what else?) the soundtrack of his political life!

Proclaiming Stevie Wonder as his “musical hero,” he tells the magazine that “Maggie’s Farm” (1975) by Bob Dylan is “one of my favorites during the political season. It speaks to me as I listen to some of the political rhetoric.”

Obama, who has been endorsed by Dylan, gushed, “I’ve got to say, having both Dylan and Bruce Springsteen say kind words about you is pretty remarkable. Those guys are icons.”

Here’s a snippet of what goes through Obama’s endearing ears via Bob Dylan:

I got a head full of ideas
That are drivin’ me insane…

No, I ain’t gonna work on Maggie’s farm no more.
Well, I try my best
To be just like I am,
But everybody wants you
To be just like them.

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Black Is The New Italian


Italian Vogue painted their entire issue black: devoting their July issue to black models and issues showing up American Vogue who dared ask the question “Is Fashion Racist?” in their July issue, then dedicated a paltry spread to a mere three models—Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn and Arlenis Sosa.

“Mine is not a magazine that can be accused of not using black girls,” editor Franca Sozzani, who has put Naomi Campbell, Liya Kebede and Alek Wek on her covers, told the New York Times.

“Franca doesn’t realize what she’s done for people of color,” Naomi Campbell said. “It reminds me of Yves [Saint Laurent] using all the black models.”

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