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Monday, February 10 2014

Fortune Favors the Brave: Madonna and Kylie Minogue Pick Up Donna Summer's Torch and Run With It

Fourteen years after Donna Summer's declaration of independence from disco, Madonna and Minogue took up the torch of redefinition with Bedtime Stories and Kylie Minogue.


Monday, December 17 2012

The Most Disappointing Albums of 2012

Another year, another round of disappointments. While previous years may have been more obvious in their selections, this year’s list is fairly fortuitous, blending a variety of genres and artists.


Monday, April 28 2008

Agent Provocateur: Madonna’s Super Hard Candy Pop

On her newest CD, Hard Candy, the legend sounds stronger and more confident -- pushed into the new directions by her posse of guest producers and musicians.


Columns

Monday, May 19 2014

On Madonna's Art for Freedom: Why You Can't Change the World with a Tweet

Madonna's Art for Freedom project proves that social media is not a productive tool for activists who want to impact public policy and alleviate human rights violations.


Reviews

Sunday, October 28 2012

Madonna: 10 October 2012 - Los Angeles

The Material Girl solidifies her dominance in the live-music world.


Sunday, April 29 2012

There’s a Lot of Moviemaking Going On In Madonna's 'W./E.'

'W./E.' makes you wish you were in control of the juxtaposition button so you can leave Winthrop and switch back to the fun movie that’s taking place elsewhere.


Monday, March 26 2012

Madonna: MDNA

Madonna's 13th studio album is a hypnotic clusterfuck of refreshingly raw emotion from an artist who has been much too calculated in her recent years.


Monday, June 9 2008

Madonna: Hard Candy

That Madonna has chosen to follow suit with the musically incestuous and homogeneous standards that are overwhelming pop is as platitudinous as it was inevitable.


Tuesday, February 13 2007

Madonna: The Confessions Tour

The oversaturation of recent Madonna product is ultimately what precludes The Confessions Tour from being wholly satisfying to anyone but the die-hard Madonna fan.


Blogs

Thursday, May 17 2012

Media/Whore: 'Madonna - Truth or Dare' (Blu-ray)

Now, some 21 years later, Madonna's Truth or Dare turns practically Shakespearean -- as in Much Ado About Nothing.


Wednesday, March 21 2012

The Top 10 Madonna Album Cuts of All Time

With Madonna's 13th full-length studio album about to be released, we take a look at the ten best album-cuts that were never graced with the privilege of being officially released as a single.


Wednesday, February 8 2012

The Top 15 Madonna Singles of All Time

In the wake of Madonna'a ostentatious Super Bowl halftime performance, PopMatters presents a rundown of the Queen of Pop's 15 finest singles.


Sunday, February 5 2012

Super Bowl XLVI: Did This Year’s Show Live Up to the Hype?

Arguably the biggest sporting event of the year (sorry, Olympics!), the Super Bowl telecast is usually the highest-rated program of the year. Did this year’s show live up to the hype?


Tuesday, November 10 2009

Madonna - Like a Virgin (video collection)

25 years ago this week: Madonna's sophomore album, Like A Virgin came out and delivered hits "Like A Virgin", "Material Girl", and "Dress You Up", along


News

Tuesday, March 26 2013

Pop Divas Are Making a Spectacle of Themselves

LOS ANGELES — Hours before Pink’s recent show at Staples Center, creative director Baz Halpin is crouched beneath the stage in the dimly lighted corridor


Tuesday, January 31 2012

Curiosity drives Madonna, with new film, album and Super Bowl show

LOS ANGELES — On a fall afternoon in New York’s Central Park, hundreds of curious onlookers and paparazzi watched as two comely young actresses, Abbie


Thursday, September 15 2011

Madonna’s aiming for a direct hit

TORONTO — Of all the personalities to turn up at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, none seemed more outsized, and yet oddly appropriate, than


Friday, January 22 2010

Stars to turn out for Haiti telethon Friday

Less than 24 hours after an earthquake devastated Haiti on Jan. 12, George Clooney was on the phone with MTV Networks president Judy McGrath trying to orchestrate


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