Rihanna
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Columns // 3 Articles
Reviews // 6 Articles
Blogs // 4 Articles
News // 3 Articles
Media // 2 Articles
//Features

Body Politic: Rihanna's Interview with Oprah, Kristen Stewart's Fall from Grace and the Hook Up Cult
12 Sep 2012 // 5:15 PM

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.

"A Very Strong Underlying Message 4 Girls Like Me": Rihanna's "Man Down" Video
26 Oct 2011 // 4:00 PM

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.

//Columns

Spectacle of Empty Gestures: Rihanna's "American Oxygen"
5 May 2015 // 9:30 PM

The problem isn't that Rihanna's "American Oxygen" fails as political art, it's that we might consider it a success instead of a mere gesture.

In Defense of Hoping Chris Brown and Rihanna Don't Work Out, Again
3 Dec 2012 // 9:30 PM

The recent news of the reconciliation between pop stars Chris Brown and Rihanna highlights how upsetting it is that no lessons were learned from that fateful night in 2009.

//Reviews

Rihanna: Anti
28 Jan 2016 // 8:30 PM

Rihanna has released some of the smartest and sexiest pop of the new millennium. Unfortunately, on Anti she seems lost and unsure about what she’s trying to do and where she’s trying to go.

Rihanna: Talk That Talk
29 Nov 2011 // 3:00 PM

Is Talk That Talk actually an album? It's certainly a CD with a booklet and some music.

//Blogs

Rihanna - "Bitch Better Have My Money" (Singles Going Steady)
4 Feb 2016 // 6:35 AM

It should shock no one that "Bitch Better Have My Money", the best thing Rihanna dropped in 2015, didn’t make its way to Anti.

Pop Unmuted Podcast: Resilience, Melancholy, and Rihanna's "American Oxygen" with Dr. Robin James
3 Jun 2015 // 3:00 AM

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

//News

Chris Brown, Rihanna collaborations spark controversy
22 Feb 2012 // 11:35 PM

LOS ANGELES — “YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!” That’s how Chris Brown, 22, tagged his remix of “Turn Up the Music,” one of two collaborations with ex-girlfriend Rihanna, 24, that the

Rihanna can ‘Talk That Talk,’ but can she walk the walk?
21 Nov 2011 // 11:35 PM

LOS ANGELES — Were she willing to tip her hand a little earlier, Rihanna might have considered kicking off her new album, “Talk That Talk,” with “

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Violin Virtuoso L. Subramaniam Mesmerizes in Rare New York Performance (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Co-presented by the World Music Institute, the 92Y hosted a rare and mesmerizing performance from India's violin virtuoso L. Subramaniam.

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