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Taylor Swift Says She Talked With The Ex-Boyfriend Who Inspired 'Red' Taylor Swift's love songs attract a lot of attention ... especially from the men the tunes are inspired by. In a new interview with New York magazine, Swift, 23, opens up about the success of her latest album "Red" and reveals that the guy most of the songs are about contacted her recently. Jake Gyllenhaal, we're assuming that "guy" is you? Swift dated Gyllenhaal for two months exactly three years ago, splitting in Dec. 2010. Reportedly, the songs "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "All Too Well" are based off of their brief, whirlwind romance.

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The Books of the Decade Anybody remember how anxious and thrilled we were in those last months of the 20th century? When we weren't at war and we had a budget surplus and it looked like Al Gore would be president? The prospect of a 21st century filled with new technologies, new art and literature loomed large and bright. SEAN WILENTZ Yesterday, Columbia Records announced the publication in October of SW’s new book, 360 Sound. Advance order Amazon, B&N July 30, 2012, New York, NY – Columbia Records will celebrate its 125th anniversary with the release of a book titled 360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story on the great American record label and its role in initiating recorded music, cultivating great artists, and igniting cultural change.

This Is What Taylor Swift's Losing Face Looks Like It doesn't happen often, so Taylor Swift isn't used to feigning happiness for other artists when she actually loses an award -- especially at the Grammys. Swift lost Best Country Album to newcomer Kacey Musgraves, and for the record, this is Swift's "losing face": And when she was genuinely surprised because she thought she won Album of The Year, but didn't: Sweet Station Zemer Peled Peled was born and raised in a Kibbutz in the northern part of Israel. After completing a BA (Hons) at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem she graduated with an MA (Hons) from the Royal College of Art. In recent years her work has been featured nationally and internationally in museums and galleries including Sotheby’s and Saatchi Gallery-London, Eretz Israel Museum-Tel Aviv and the Orangerie du Senate, Paris among others. Zemer Peled’s work examines the beauty and brutality of the natural world. Her sculptural language is formed by her surrounding landscapes and nature, engaging with themes of nature and memories, identity and place.

"Tiger Mom” study shows the parenting method doesn’t work Photo by Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters. When Amy Chua’s book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother came out in 2011, it sparked controversy among many people but especially psychologists and experts in child development. The book, they felt, had lodged in the culture certain stereotypes about an Asian parenting style that was not well-studied or well-understood and certainly not ready to be held up as some kind of model. Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or Bing to search for sites where you can learn new skills

Everyone Calls Themselves An Ally Until It Is Time To Do Some Real Ally Shit By Xhopakelxhit, Ancestral Pride [PDF]: Every single time we speak publicly, or put ourselves out there we are always asked by other Indigenous Nations, settlers, and settlers of color: what can we do. We then go on to outline all the ways those who want to be potential allies can help us out in a tangible way, in a targeted way, and in a general way.

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