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The Brit Awards (that’s the British Phonographic Industry’s annual pop music showdown) take place next Tuesday, and there are scads of pop tart dynamos to be grateful for this year. Too many to name, in fact, but here, in no particular order, are a few of my favorite artists competing in one category or another:

1. Mika brings Freddie Mercury-style epicism and hyperactive, Technicolor 2010 flamboyance.

2. Dizzee Rascal offers linguistic gymnastics, shark costumes, and rock-solid party tracks. 

 

3. La Roux having a straight-from-the-heart, Annie Lennox kind of moment.

 

4. Florence and the Machine being all sublime and ghostly. Harps and shouting.

 

5. Bat for Lashes singing the haunting and melodic “Daniel.”

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Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

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Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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