Wednesday, September 12 2012
Body Politic: Rihanna’s Interview with Oprah, Kristen Stewart’s Fall from Grace and the Hook Up Cult
This week Flashpoints looks at the female body politic that is reflected in the hall of mirrors of pop culture. Our gaze is cast on what we think we see of Rihanna, Kristen Stewart, and the Fifty Shades of Gray phenomenon.
Thursday, May 24 2012
This week Flash Points looks at the release of a controversial book sexually 'profiling' women, the slut shaming of Rihanna, and the poor showing of Facebook's IPO.
Wednesday, October 26 2011
In a culture that glorifies pimping and exploiting women’s bodies for profit, Rihanna's "Man Down" sends a powerful message to both men and women about women's sexual autonomy.
Sunday, October 23 2011
The big-budget sequel to the Technicolor Viva la Vida is multi-textured, arena-ready...and boring as hell.
Thursday, April 28 2011
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.
Monday, February 14 2011
Performance-filled show often gave excellent tributes to music greats, but barely passed out any awards. This is going to be a long post!
Friday, February 4 2011
Predictions on who will win what in the biggest categories, based on industry hype and a little guessing about the academy’s voters.
Wednesday, December 22 2010
Tuesday, November 9 2010
Friday, October 22 2010
This is a look at likely contenders for the Song of the Year, which is a composer/songwriter’s award.