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'Ivory Queen of Soul' Teena Marie Dead at 54

Motown Californian rocked fans' worlds

(Newser) - R&B soul singer Teena Marie was found dead in her bed at her California home yesterday. She was 54. Known as the "Ivory Queen of Soul," Marie signed with the legendary Motown label in the '70s; recorded 13 albums, including hits Lovergirl, Fire and Desire, Square Biz... More »

Your Guide to the Big Game

From why everyone feels disrespected to who wins

(Newser) - If you’re just getting up to speed on Sunday’s Super Bowl between the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts, Jason Gay has the insider’s guide to America’s “overcooked spectacle” of an homage to ancient Rome:
  • The overarching theme is disrespect. The Saints feel it because
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Put Your Best Line Forward

Attention-grabbing openers stand the test of time

(Newser) - It's good to lead off with a bang, especially if your business is song lyrics. Spinner.com lists the 25 best opening lines:
  1. "She's a very kinky girl" (Rick James, "Superfreak")
  2. "I was born in a cross-fire hurricane" (The Rolling Stones, "Jumpin' Jack Flash")
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