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Dr. Jennifer Richardson lectured on Beyoncé’s tilt toward pop-as-politics, particularly in her latest album, Lemonade.

Lecturer Gets Fingers Sticky With Lemonade

“Beyoncé whitened herself in an attempt to be ‘palatable’ by a culture that needed her to be that [way], and she’s aware of that: she critiques that in ‘Pretty Hurts,’ she critiques that in Lemonade.”

Israel Philharmonic concert a balm to frayed hearts and minds

“We could not blithely listen to music and pretend that nothing had happened. Instead of the music acting as a diversion from the real world, the IPO brought those emotions into the concert—our sorrow, our fear, our anger, and, ultimately, our resilience.”