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This Is America’ gana el premio al Mejor Vídeo del Año en los Premios UK Music Video Awards.

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El videoclip This is America del rapero, compositor, actor, guionista y comediante estadounidense Childish Gambino –el álter ego musical de Donald Glover– ha sido toda una explosión cultural desde mayo de este año. La obra, que a día de hoy ya ha acumulado más de 418 millones de visualizaciones, ha ganado el premio de Mejor Videoclip del Año en los UK Music Video Awards.

Con This Is America, que alerta sobre las importantes cuestiones sociales y éticas de Estados Unidos, Childish Gambino ha conseguido brindar el momento cultural más significativo para que su video musical se convierta en el mensaje de alarma viral. Por eso, no es de extrañar que el videoclip, calificado como el visionado obligatorio del año o de la década por Jamie Lee Courtis, sigue siendo galardonado con los premios más prestigiosos del universo musical y audiovisual.

¿Aún no sabes por qué ha conseguido hacerse tan viral?  Te lo contábamos aquí.

Este vídeo, cuya dirección ha estado a cargo de Hiro Murai, ha conseguido mantener las redes sociales ardiendo durante los últimos días. Una gran cantidad de usuarios han compartido y comentado aspectos del vídeo, pero lo que provoca que haya tanta interacción respecto a él es que tiene muchos detalles cargados de significado, con lo que cada vez que lo veas descubrirás algo nuevo. Por este motivo,  ya son muchos los que se han aventurado a lanzar sus teorías sobre los diferentes elementos, evidentes u ocultos, que aparecen en ‘This Is America‘.

En primer lugar, lo que destaca de esta pieza, es el llamativo baile que mantiene Childish Gambino en la mayoría de las escenas. Algunos de los pasos nos recuerdan a movimientos de baile que se han hecho virales en Internet. En cambio, otros proceden de bailes sudafricanos, como el Gwara Gwara, tal y como afirman muchos usuarios. Además, hay teorías sobre el gran parecido de la extravagante postura que adopta para disparar a su primera víctima con uno de los carteles de Jim Crow, un personaje creado por Thomas D. Rice a principios del siglo XIX, utilizado como personificación racista y estereotipada de la población negra. Fue tal su importancia que llegó a dar nombre a las leyes de Jim Crow, referentes a la segregación racial estadounidense.

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En segundo lugar, lo que más nos impacta durante la visualización de ‘This Is America‘ es la violencia con armas que tiene lugar en dos momentos clave del vídeo. El primero, en el que dispara por la espalda a un hombre encapuchado y sentado que previamente había estado tocando la guitarra. Muchos han destacado el parecido de ese individuo con el padre de Trayvon Martin, un adolescente negro que fue asesinado en Florida en el año 2012 y cuyo presunto asesino fue dejado en libertad. Sin embargo realmente se trata del artista y actor Calvin The Second. El segundo escenario clave consiste en un coro de gospel en el que son todos disparados por el cantante, recordando a la masacre de la iglesia de Charleston, en la cual un hombre inició un tiroteo asesinando finalmente a un total de nueve personas por motivos racistas. Además, después de cada ataque llega un joven que recoge el arma cuidadosamente envolviéndola con mimo en una tela roja, lo cual algunos han interpretado como una representación del cariño que tiene Estados Unidos por las armas.

En tercer lugar, el cantante y protagonista del videoclip reencarna él mismo a América, no sólo a través de sus actos violentos, sino también al utilizar a lo largo de los cuatro minutos el entretenimiento como herramienta de distracción y de normalización de la violencia.

Hasta tal punto de que si volvemos a ver el videoclip y nos fijamos en el segundo plano, nos daremos cuenta de que a espaldas de Childish Gambino tienen lugar numerosos asesinatos, suicidios y demás actos de violencia sin que nos enteremos en un primer momento, debido a lo eclipsados que quedan por los hipnóticos bailes del cantante.

En cuarto lugar, en un momento del videoclip, mientras el Childish Gambino canta «Esto es un móvil, es una herramienta» («This is a celly, that’s a tool») mientras aparecen planos de adolescentes grabando toda la escena con sus teléfonos móviles. Hay quienes piensan que se trata de una crítica a la costumbre actual de compartir escenas de violencia a través de los smartphones en lugar de involucrarse para solucionar la situación. Otras teorías más rebuscadas defienden que está relacionado con el caso de Stephon Clark, un adolescente negro que fue asesinado por disparos de la policía porque pensaban que llevaba un arma de fuego en la mano cuando realmente estaba sujetando su teléfono móvil.

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Frame que protagoniza la miniatura del vídeo

En quinto lugar, también destacan las relaciones con películas como Get Out (2017) debido a la escena final de la huida, o a Django desencadenado (2012) por el frame que protagoniza la miniatura del vídeo — similar a otro que aparece en la película —, además de por los collares que lleva el protagonista. En otro momento del vídeo (2:37) aparece un jinete negro sobre un caballo blanco, lo que muchos han considerado una referencia bíblica respecto a la muerte como uno de los Jinetes del Apocalipsis. Los más rebuscados han llegado a relacionar los pantalones que lleva el protagonista de ‘This Is America‘ con el uniforme oficial que llevaban los soldados del Ejército de los Estados Confederados.

Finalmente, entre estos usuarios que se han lanzado a comentar el videoclip a través de redes sociales destacan algunas figuras destacadas como Trent Reznor, quien afirma que no recuerda la última vez que vio un videoclip hasta el final y además lo reprodujo en bucle cinco veces seguidas; Jamie Lee Curtis, la cual lo califica como el visionado obligatorio del año o de la década; o la cómica Sofía Niño de Riverala cual lo considera el mejor vídeo del año.

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This article was originally writing by: Hipertextual.com

Nicki Minaj, Tyga Team for New ‘Dip’ Remix, Video

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Nicki Minaj adds her signature swagger to a new remix of Tyga’s single “Dip.” The Queen rapper unfurls a series of career boasts and pop culture-referencing punchlines over the song’s addictive cello hook. “All these bitches my minis, got him calling me Mickey,” she proclaims. “All that rah-rah never was the icon issue/ Harper’s Bazaar, I’m covering the “Icon” issue/ I got issues; yeah, bitch, I got issues/ W, Vogue, Cosmo – I got issues.” The duo also united for a futuristic video, which Tyga helmed with director Arrad. The clip, reportedly influenced by Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson’s “Scream” visual, shows the duo hanging out in a series of white rooms, where Tyga levitates near a quartet of sawing cellos and Minaj holds a toy digitally topped with Tyga’s real head. 

This article was originally writing by: The RollingStone.com

Jordan reta a un uno contra uno para saber quién es el mejor y LeBron le responde

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on motivo del partido que enfrentará a las figuras de la NFL, Aaron Rodgers y Tom Brady, el próximo 5 de noviembre, Michael Jordan grabó un anuncio para la NBC en el que indicaba que la mejor forma de descubrir quién es el mejor de siempre es jugando un uno contra uno. Lo llamativo es que LeBron James le respondió antes de darse de cuenta que aquello no iba con él.

Aluna George

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AlunaGeorge nos conquistaron con el cálido e increíblemente adictivo ‘Body Music‘… y nos decepcionaron con un segundo álbum indeciso, en el que había canciones buenas pero menos personales, mezcladas a su vez con otras que no contenían ya el encanto de la primera vez. Así que es un alivio leer a Aluna Francis decir esto en las entrevistas al presentar su nuevo EP: “hay partes de ese disco que me gustan de verdad, pero hay definitivamente canciones ahí que diría que tuvieron demasiada influencia externa”.

En efecto, AlunaGeorge estaban perdiendo su sonido. Por eso ahora mandan este mensaje a sus fans: “gracias por estar ahí, pasad las canciones que no os gusten”. El dúo ha abandonado voluntariamente Universal, aunque sus resultados comerciales estaban siendo muy desiguales, ha desechado volver con un álbum como planeaba y entregan en su lugar estas 6 canciones en las que sobre todo en el buen single ‘Superior Emotion’, sobre la obsesión por el amor no correspondido, vuelven a sus inicios. Y lo hacen incluso en compañía de alguien, Cautious Clay, a quien han recurrido por la “obsesión” que les ha generado a su vez su tema ‘Cold War’.

El R&B también impregna una ‘Faulty’ que solo puede sonar feminista en su reivindicación de poder tener defectos en contraposición a la pregunta planteada “Who’s a real pop sensation” (“no seré esa chica”, “puedo ser una zorra”, sentencia); mientras la temática #MeToo en el contexto de la industria musical aparece en ‘Famous’, una canción algo tribal con un fondo trap. Y es que AlunaGeorge aquí no se han ceñido a recuperar su sonido primigenio. ‘Champagne Eyes’ con Baauer es bailable y ‘Cold Blooded Creatures’ con Bryson Tiller se acerca demasiado al sonido de The Weeknd o incluso Halsey. El dúo no vuelve a amalgamar tan bien un lanzamiento como ‘Body Music’, pero sí que suena más reposado y relajado, más pendiente de sí mismo que del exterior.

Calificación: 6,7/10

Lo mejor: ‘Superior Emotion’, ‘Champagne Eyes’
Te gustará si te gustan: The Weeknd, Halsey, James Blake
Escúchalo: Spotify

Travis Scott y Drake perpetran en ‘Sicko Mode’ una de las idas de olla visuales del año

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‘Sicko Mode’ es probablemente uno de los singles del año, quizá en todo el mundo y con total seguridad en Estados Unidos, donde sus dos intérpretes principales son enormemente populares. Hablamos, claro, de Drake y Travis Scott, que incluye este tema en ‘Astroworld’, el álbum que publicaba el pasado mes de agosto y que es uno de los discos de rap más importantes de 2018, alcanzando el número 1 directo de Billboard Hot 100 en su semana de lanzamiento y siendo ya certificado disco de platino al superar el millón de unidades vendidas entre formato físico, digital y el equivalente en streaming.

Aunque a este tema aún le queda mucho cacao que tomar hasta alcanzar los más de 430 millones de streamings de ‘Butterfly Effect’, single principal del disco estrenado a finales de 2017, es muy posible que se le acerque gracias al espaldarazo que vivirá con el lanzamiento de su vídeo oficial este fin de semana. Sobre todo porque se trata de una de las mayores idas de olla visuales que podremos ver en Youtube a lo largo de este curso. Es obra de Dave Meyers que, como demostrara con sus últimos trabajos para Ariana Grande y, algo más atrás, en piezas para Kendrick Lamar, no se pone límites a la hora de dar rienda suelta a las ideas más locas.

En este caso, sumerge a los propios Drake y Scott en un mundo que, aunque se parece al real, está completamente distorsionado, como si esa bocaza en la cabeza gigante de Travis que también vemos en la polémica portada de ‘Astroworld’ fuera un portal a una realidad paralela. Una en la que una luna enorme provoca un eclipse que da rienda suelta a imágenes delirantes y repletas de exceso, desde graffitis parlantes a un Scott montando a caballo por el barrio, pasando por una bailarina de twerk en los párpados de Drake o chocantes efectos que hacen aumentar y reducir su tamaño a los raperos o simular que la tierra se inclina.

This article was originally writing by jenesasipop.com

Normani, Calvin Harris Team on New Club-Bangers ‘Slow Down,’ ‘Checklist’

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Fifth Harmony’s Normani continues to prove her prowess as a solo star with a pair of collaborations with superproducer Calvin Harris. She has teamed up Khalid and Migos’ Quavo this year as well. Both of the Normani and Harris songs are clubby R&B with tropical tinges. On “Checklist,” she hits a bouncy pop stride with help from Nigerian singer-songwriter WizKid. The second song, “Slow Down,” does exactly the opposite of what the title teases: it’s a slow jam that builds up to a house-y dancefloor burner for the verses, returning to its slow jam status briefly for the choruses.

The 22-year-old singer has had a busy 2018 following the disbandment of girl group Fifth Harmony. Her Khalid collaboration “Love Lies” has spent 34 weeks on the Hot 100, peaking at Number Nine. She also teamed up with Davido to appear on the track “Swing” off Quavo’s debut solo album Quavo Huncho. “There are so many people excited for me, which I love, but that comes with pressure,” she recently told Rolling Stone about launching her solo career. “I look at my core fans and see how loyal, dedicated and committed they’ve been. How they’ve rocked with me from the beginning. I just want to live up to those expectations.”

This article was originally writing by: Rolling Stone

Kim Kardashian On Kanye West’s Political Views:

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The second episode of Alec Baldwin’s Sunday night (Oct. 21) talk show, The Alec Baldwin Show, featured a full hour with Kim Kardashian West, during which the pair hit on a number of hot-button topics, including the long-lasting impact of a 2016 armed robbery in Paris on Kardashian’s psyche, as well as her belief that it’s perfectly okay for a couple to have very different political views.

Baldwin, a vociferous supporter of liberal causes — and not for nothing, the man behind Saturday Night Live‘s Donald Trump impression — asked Kardashian how she squares her views with the MAGA-hyping ones of hubby Kanye West. “I grew up in a household where Bruce [Jenner], who was my stepdad, had one political view and maybe my real dad had a different political view, or my mom, and we would just always talk about it and be really open about it, and it was always OK to have different views,” Kardashian said of the clash of cultures between the former Olympian [now known as Caitlyn Jenner] and her late father, attorney Robert Kardashian.

Kanye West (L) and Kim Kardashian West attend the 2014 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Barbara Kruger and Quentin Tarantino presented by Gucci at LACMA on Nov. 1, 2014 in Los Angeles. 

Which is why, she told Baldwin, she let’s Ye be “who he wants to be…I let him have his own views and opinions even if they’re different than mine…I love letting my husband be who he is. [We] definitely have conversations if I don’t understand something in private and talk about that.”

In addition to describing how being married to Kanye has made her approach fame differently, Kardashian opened up about how the armed robbery of a reported $10 million in cash and jewels transformed the way she approaches being a public figure. “My life has definitely changed a lot in the last two years from that experience and just wanting more privacy,” Kardashian, 38, said. “In the last three months, I feel like I’ve come out of my shell a little bit more, back to who I was. I felt, like for a good year, I almost lost myself.”

West, who was in Paris for Fashion Week in Oct. 2016, was tied up and gagged by some gun-toting men dressed as cops who stole jewels, including a 20-carat, $4.5 million ring that was a gift from West. Though the heist didn’t necessarily make Kardashian West depressed, she said she definitely lacked the motivation to work like she did before after the scary incident. “It shook me,” she told Baldwin. “I’m totally a realist. So I know, you post on social media your locations, your jewelry, your bags, what you’re doing, where you’re going, your cars, your stuff. I would always talk about my stuff.”

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City on Aug. 28, 2016.

Realizing that she was measuring herself by her things, Kardashian said the robbery changed her, which she is grateful for. “Even though it was horrific, and I wouldn’t wish it upon anyone,” she said. “It really did deeply change me to where now I feel like I can get back to myself, I can put on makeup and heal.” At one point, mother Kris Jenner had to convince Kardashian to get out of bed, take off her sweats and put on some makeup so she could feel like her old self again.

But the fear that gripped her slowly turned into a paranoia, leading the reality star who has made her private life a public affair for years to worry about being photographed at restaurants for fear that someone noticing she was out might rob her home while she was out. “I always had that thought in my mind of just danger,” she said. “I never thought about anything scary before, until then. I felt like I was living in a bubble, and that opened me up to so much.” The difference these days is that there are six security guards outside of the Kardashian-West home at all times now, as well as security by her side 24/7 when she travels.

Kardashian also talked about Caitlyn Jenner’s transition and when, at 25, she walked in on her stepdad dressed as a woman in the garage at Kris Jenner’s home, “and I ran in and packed a back so fast, shaking, and ran out and called Kourtney,” saying she as totally blindsided by situation, after which Caitlyn promised she would “sit down and [I’ll] explain this all to you.” She also credited Kanye’s vehement support of Pres. Trump with helping her to obtain a pardon for first-time nonviolent drug offender Alice Johnson. “Alice always says if it wasn’t for Kanye speaking up in support of Trump then she would still be in jail,” she said.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week Week on June 21, 2018 in Paris.

 

This article was originally writing by Billboard.com

LeBron James in talks to produce Friday the 13th reboot

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From the Los Angeles Lakers to New Jersey’s Crystal Lake, 3×NBA Champion, 3×NBA Finals MVP, 4×NBA Most Valuable Player, and 14×NBA All-Star LeBron James is currently in talks to produce, yes, another reboot of Friday the 13th. According to Bloody Disgusting, James and his own Springhill Entertainment imprint are having conversations with Vertigo Entertainment to bring Jason Voorhees back to life for the first time since 2009’s last Friday reboot by Platinum Dunes.

Selma Blair Reveals Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis in Emotional Instagram Post

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The actress opened up on the social media platform that she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis on Aug. 16, joining the estimated 2.3 million people living with the disease which attacks the central nervous system.

Selma Blair has revealed that she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The 46-year-old actress shared the news Saturday afternoon (Oct. 20) with her 648,000 followers on Instagram, posting that she was in a wardrobe fitting two days ago for her new 10-episode Netflix sci-fi series, Another Life, and the experience led her to the “deepest gratitude” for costume designer Allisa Swanson. “She carefully gets my legs in my pants, pulls my tops over my head, buttons my coats and offers her shoulder to steady myself,” she writes. “I have Multiple Sclerosis.”

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the disease, which affects more women than men and is typically diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, is described as “an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.” With her diagnosis, Blair joins the estimated 2.3 million people living with the disease worldwide.

In her post, she continued by describing the emotional toll it has taken on her life. “I am in an exacerbation. By the grace of the lord, and will power and the understanding producers at Netflix, I have a job. A wonderful job,” Blair said of the series on which she plays a journalist named Harper Glass in the story of an astronaut (Katee Sackhoff) on the hunt for alien intelligence. “I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken GPS. But we are doing it. And I laugh and I don’t know exactly what I will do precisely but I will do my best.”

Blair said that she received her diagnosis two months ago, on Aug. 16, and since then has received “love and support” from famous friends like Jaime King, Sarah Michelle Gellar and husband Freddie Prinze Jr., Tara Subkoff and Noah Newman along with Another Life executive producer Noreen Halpern.

“I am in the thick of it but I hope to give some hope to others. And even to myself. You can’t get help unless you ask. It can be overwhelming in the beginning. You want to sleep. You always want to sleep. So I don’t have answers. You see, I want to sleep,” she continued. “But I am a forthcoming person and I want my life to be full somehow. I want to play with my son again. I want to walk down the street and ride my horse. I have MS and I am OK.” (Blair is mother to one son, Arthur.)

Blair also thanked actress Elizabeth Berkley, who suggested she see her brother, Dr. Jason Berkley, who was the physician to diagnose her after discovering lesions on an MRI. “I have had symptoms for years but was never taken seriously until I fell down in front of him trying to sort out what I thought was a pinched nerve. I have probably had this incurable disease for 15 years at least. And I am relieved to at least know. And share.”

See Blair’s full Instagram post below.

I was in this wardrobe fitting two days ago. And I am in the deepest gratitude. So profound, it is, I have decided to share. The brilliant costumer #Allisaswanson not only designs the pieces #harperglass will wear on this new #Netflix show , but she carefully gets my legs in my pants, pulls my tops over my head, buttons my coats and offers her shoulder to steady myself. I have #multiplesclerosis . I am in an exacerbation. By the grace of the lord, and will power and the understanding producers at Netflix , I have a job. A wonderful job. I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken gps. But we are doing it . And I laugh and I don’t know exactly what I will do precisely but I will do my best. Since my diagnosis at ten thirty pm on The night of August 16, I have had love and support from my friends , especially @jaime_king @sarahmgellar @realfreddieprinze @tarasubkoff @noah.d.newman . My producers #noreenhalpern who assured me that everyone has something. #chrisregina #aaronmartin and every crew member… thank you. I am in the thick of it but I hope to give some hope to others. And even to myself. You can’t get help unless you ask. It can be overwhelming in the beginning. You want to sleep. You always want to sleep. So I don’t have answers. You see, I want to sleep. But I am a forthcoming person and I want my life to be full somehow. I want to play with my son again. I want to walk down the street and ride my horse. I have MS and I am ok. But if you see me , dropping crap all over the street, feel free to help me pick it up. It takes a whole day for me alone. Thank you and may we all know good days amongst the challenges. And the biggest thanks to @elizberkley who forced me to see her brother #drjasonberkley who gave me this diagnosis after finding lesions on that mri. I have had symptoms for years but was never taken seriously until I fell down in front of him trying to sort out what I thought was a pinched nerve. I have probably had this incurable disease for 15 years at least. And I am relieved to at least know. And share. — my instagram family… you know who you are.

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This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.

Swedish House Mafia ‘put the past behind them’ and announce plans to reunite with brand new music in 2019

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Swedish House Mafia will reunite with brand new music for a special Stockholm show in 2019. The EDM stars – who underwent a farewell tour in 2012 – will be back in their hometown for the first time in over six years when they play the Tele2 Arena on May 4. The exciting announcement comes after the group – made up of Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello – appeared at Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Florida earlier this year for a surprise performance, which got fans speculating about a comeback.

Reunion: Swedish House Mafia will reunite with brand new music for a special Stockholm show in 2019 (pictured in New York in 2013)

Reunion: Swedish House Mafia will reunite with brand new music for a special Stockholm show in 2019 (pictured in New York in 2013)The trio will also play ‘never-before-heard’ tunes at the reunion, which will mark only the second time they have taken to the stage in their hometown. During their farewell tour, Swedish House Mafia treated 133,000 fans to three sold-out shows at Friends Arena in Stockholm.

A statement said: ‘That dream of seeing Swedish House Mafia return has become reality as Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello have now chosen to put the past behind them and come together, not just as Swedish House Mafia but as artists, and more importantly as three best friends with a message.’

Speaking earlier this year, Steve revealed: ‘During summer everyone is travelling a lot, but we’ve entered the studio. I can’t really say much more.’

Talented: The EDM stars will be back in their hometown for the first time in over six years when they play the Tele2 Arena on May 4 (pictured in 2012)

Although they haven’t confirmed a release date, it was previously suggested the album could drop in time for a run on the road in 2019. He said of a tour next year: ‘It’s happening, obviously. Not all the details are set, but we will be back in 2019.’

The band’s decision to reunite comes just two years after they said they were happy doing their own thing but were adamant not to rule out a comeback in the future.Axwell explained: ‘I think we’re all in our happy places right now. Having said that it would be stupid of me to say never [to a reunion]. ‘Maybe one day something will happen inside of us that says “boom”. But it’s more [likely to be] coming from us than at a festival.’

This article was originally writing by DailyMirror.com

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