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Features

Tuesday, March 10 2015

Sonic Bloom: The Lackluster Reception Turned Lasting Reputation of 'The Bends'

No matter how many times someone writes that Radiohead and The Bends “changed the face of music” in 1995, the retail and radio numbers tell a different story.


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, March 8 2015

Madonna: Rebel Heart

Rebel Heart has a profoundly human element to it, one that paints Madonna more as a person than a product, which is in and of itself a minor miracle.


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.


Blogs

Monday, February 9 2015

The 2015 Grammy Awards: Ranking the Performances

If you missed “music's biggest night”, or just want to relive it, here are all of the performances.


Wednesday, February 4 2015

The Top 11 Greatest Hits from "Greatest Hits" Compilations

It's one of the strangest pop microcosms in history: singles released exclusively from Greatest Hits compilations. We rounded 'em up and ranked 'em to find out what is truly the greatest Greatest Hit of all.


Wednesday, January 7 2015

Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' Reinforces Her Relevance

Despite the detractors who insist that she gives it up, Madonna is determined to dominate the cultural conversation once again.


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.


News

Thursday, March 12 2015

Madonna Talks About Controversy and Content of Her New 'Rebel Heart'

Madonna opens her strong new album with “Living for Love", a jubilant house jam about moving beyond a debilitating breakup. But love, of course, is only one of the things that pop’s most paradoxical superstar is living for these days.


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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