Lady Gaga: Joanne

Lady Gaga: Joanne

By Evan Sawdey

Even with all her extracurricular endeavors paying off cultural dividends, Gaga's greatest achievement is yet to come, and Joanne, flaws and all, feels like the necessary step to get there. 21 Oct 2016 // 8:25 AM

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// Moving Pixels

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