Tag Archives: madonna

Drunk in (same) love: 2014 Grammys open thread

Tweet  I’m still feeling some type of way about the Grammys since they gave a platform to a known perpetrator of domestic violence. But I do think they’re worth interrogating as a cultural touchstone reflecting the most popular and commercially successful music of today. That’s a long way of saying: here’s an open thread for your Monday [...]
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Quick Hit: Beyonce, Madonna, Gloria Steinem Chime for Change

TweetBeyonce, Madonna, Gloria Steinem, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Florence + the Machine and Jennifer Lopez are headlining a London concert that will raise money for projects helping girls and women on Saturday, June 2nd in London. The show, “Sound of Change Live,” will be broadcast live from Twickenham sports stadium to 150 countries, and on primetime [...]
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Why a Russian official called Madonna a moralizing slut

TweetThe eight-day trial against three members of the feminist punk rock band Pussy Riot, charged with hooliganism motivated by religious hatred after they performed a punk prayer in an Orthodox church, asking  the Virgin Mary to rid Russia of President Vladimir Putin, wrapped up Wednesday. The prosecutors have asked for a three-year sentence and the verdict will [...]
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Beyonce enters the women’s studies classroom

Tweet Women’s studies has for many decades centered itself around the study of popular culture and this trend continues as it was announced last week that there will be a class called “Politicizing Beyonce” offered by the Women’s Studies Departement at Rutgers. Most people groan in dismay when I rigorously analyze pop culture through a [...]
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