Articles tagged pop music

Cole Porter in the Age of AIDS: The 25th Anniversary of ‘Red Hot + Blue’

Today's pop culture is as intolerant as ever of aging and illness but Porter’s great wit remains ideal for expressions of love, solace, and desire in the age of AIDS.

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As Long as There’s Fire: David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ to ‘The Next Day’

Forty years after "Heroes", we discover the doomed couple wasn’t so doomed after all, those declarations of love weren’t as futile as we thought, and there are indeed heroes to be found.

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We’re Not Groupies, We’re Band-Aids: How the Fans Loved and Destroyed One Direction

The millions of young women in One Direction's fan base both made the band -- and made sure that they would never be artists in their own right.

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19 Oct 2015 // 1:02 AM

Auto-Tune In or Out?

Those who would doubt the influence of music technology on the development of pop music need to remember that rock music would not be possible without the invention of the electric guitar.

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Pop Unmuted Podcast: Resilience, Melancholy, and Rihanna’s “American Oxygen” with Dr. Robin James

Pop Unmuted talks to Dr. Robin James about her book Resilience and Melancholy: Pop Music, Feminism, Neoliberalism and Rihanna's latest hit "American Oxygen".

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4 Apr 2013 // 6:00 AM

Beat of Her Drum: Florrie

This UK-based singer-songwriter, drummer, guitarist and fragrance model is poised to break through.

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The Human Collision: A Conversation with Matt Nathanson About Modern Love

Songwriter Matt Nathanson has just made his finest statement with his new album, Modern Love, a diverse collection of songs about relationships, sexuality, and intimacy in a rapidly changing world.

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Dancing Till the World Ends: Why Does Contemporary Pop Love War?

The Europop renaissance in Top 40 music has ushered in a peculiar fascination with the sounds, smells and visions of war. Seeing pop as a kind of warfare, or warfare in pop, provides a psychic escape for the listener.

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26 Aug 2010 // 4:00 AM

The Dark Side of the Boat

The 1967 pop ditty, “C’mon Down to My Boat”, evokes sweetness and light. Every Mother’s Son seemed like good guys who just wanted to

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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