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Ani DiFranco's Plantation Show Worth Getting Mad About

Singer's apology rings false with liberal bloggers

(Newser) - On Sunday, Ani DiFranco bowed to an overwhelming tide of Internet outrage and canceled her "Righteous Retreat," a planned four-day creative getaway at Nottoway Plantation. The problem, of course, being that Nottoway was one of the largest slave plantations in the South, a fact its website positively boasts... More »

Beyonce Samples Challenger Disaster in New Song

Astronauts not amused

(Newser) - The Challenger space shuttle exploded after liftoff in 1986, killing all seven crew members on board ... and for some reason Beyonce thought it was appropriate to sample audio from the disaster on a song from her new album . Then-NASA public affairs officer Steve Nesbitt is heard at the beginning of... More »

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