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who does ryan adams love?

mariah carey, that’s who.

Not only is Adams a huge fan of the R&B singer, he named an album after a Mariah Carey cut. “My manager called and said, ‘You have 15 seconds to name this record,'” he says. “My eyes focused on this poster of Mariah wearing a T-shirt that said HEARTBREAKER. I just shouted, ‘Heartbreaker!’ Daydream is one of my most played records. People need to reinvestigate Glitter. I’m settled enough in my masculinity to say I don’t see anything wrong with Glitter.”

shout out to j-ho, whose bro bylined this excellent piece of reportage.

slate: not completely irrelevent. yet

every day that passes, my disdain for slate grows and grows. too contrarian, too pretentious, etc. but two articles have redeemed its standing for me, at least temporarily.

1. “Bigger Than Elvis: Why the haters are wrong about Mariah Carey.”

there isn’t anything terribly quotable in this point-by-point defense of mariah, but to sum up: she’s got skillz, she’s inspired the american idol generation (maybe not a plus for the world, but proof of her influence), she’s versatile, and she predicts the future. really!
the point: E=MC2 is — against all odds — a very good album. maybe great. maybe her best. if you have ever liked a mariah carey song in the history of mariah carey (always be my baby? all i want for christmas is you?), i don’t think it’s crazy for me to say that you’ll like some part of this new album. really. REALLY.

2. How Dumb Are We?: How long will women shoulder the blame for the pay gap?”

on a less celebratory note, dahlia lithwick — one of the few shining beacons on the slate payroll — rips to shreds the supreme court’s infuriating ledbetter vs. goodyear decision and also mccain’s opinion on the whole gender pay discrimination bill/travesty that got denied in congress last week.
do you want to hear my angry voice? then PLEASE ask me to explain this case to you. and if you wonder where your friend alison went and how they replaced her with a crazy feminist, just read this article. if you aren’t really pissed off by the end of it, i’m not sure why we would ever talk.

mariah’s back. again.

mariah carey’s new album, E=MC2, is coming out april 15. no one knows what “E” stands for in this equation, but i imagine it’s something awesome.

for all you 30 rock fans out there, check out the video from the first release, “touch my body.”

and yes, she still looks hot, and is turning 38 on march 27. “I mean, she looks like a living Barbie doll. A beautiful, caramel-colored Barbie.”