In the Wake of Weinstein and #MeToo, Why Does R. Kelly Still Have an Audience?

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At Rolling Stone, reporter Jason Newman recently revealed another round of sexual assault and abuse allegations against R. Kelly. The allegations are from one of Kelly’s former girlfriends, disc jockey Kitti Jones, who dated the singer from 2011 to 2013. It was June 2011, and R. Kelly had just performed to a frenetic crowd…

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Girl Wonder

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Meaghan O’Connell | Longreads | July 2017 | 12 minutes (3,000 words) The other week, a hardcover copy of Sally Rooney’s debut novel, Conversations With Friends, was jammed through our front door mail slot as I was sitting down to dinner with my family. The book hit the floor with a…

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