Saudi woman held for ‘hugging’ singer

She rushed to stage during a performance by Iraqi pop star Majid al-Muhandis A woman may face charges under a new harassment law in Saudi Arabia after storming a stage to hug a pop star, authorities and local media said on Sunday. The woman could face two years in prison and a fine of up to 1,00,000 […]

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What makes song lyrics poetry?

             When Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in literature last October, it produced a bonanza of debate over questions that had long dominated late-night dorm-room and barstool conversations. Is pop music poetry? Are pop songs poems? For some of us, the controversy harkened back to what was once a staple of […]

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