It's not always easy being a Madonna fan. Her occasional slip-ups notwithstanding -- even I cringe at the opening lines to Rebel Heart's "S.E.X." -- the real challenge is listening to and reading the criticism that's been riding the Queen of Pop's coattails for 30 years.
After reading this book, I discovered that Michelle is not only all of the things you would assume of her, but so much more. She is a fighter, and really an inspiration that keeps me dreaming big. This diva has so many exciting things going on in her life, I had to ask her, "15 Questions."
Two days in. Time itself cried yesterday. For the first time in days, the sky had darkened and a chill blew through the air. The day unfolded with the nightmare of the night before and the dullness of being awake in its midst.
Unlike much of what came to be lumped under E.D.M. -- frequently playing to feelings like anger and alienation -- dance-pop was, like disco itself, meant to evoke happy, fun, cathartic feelings.
I feel almost obligated to be a Madonna fan, since I write novels about the intersection of sex and spirituality. Madonna is probably the world's leading living artist who deals with this sizzling and controversial combo.
I am going to see Madonna in concert this Saturday night. Now I am well aware that some of you will be excited for me, and some of you will roll your eyes. For me this concert will be epic. Legendary. Mind blowing. I may explode in a pile of lace gloves, layered belts, crucifixes and gummy bracelets -- if you see all that stuff lying in a pile on the sidewalk Sunday morning, it's probably me.
Have you ever been so excited that the top of the "excitement" meter blows off and you're super calm? And then you start to worry because something ALWAYS goes wrong...? That's exactly how I felt when I found out I was actually going to MAKE IT to see Madonna in concert 25 years after I saw her live at her Blond Ambition tour.
I found myself looking for modern day philosophers whose style and teachings I could adapt and apply more easily in my own life. And by being the right place at the right time, these great minds appeared -- Amy Schumer and Maya Rudolph.
If you're not black you shouldn't be saying "Nigga". It doesn't matter how many black dudes or girls you've slept with or that your best friends are black or that your best friend's dog is black or even that you live in the "ghetto"; if you're not black that word should not leave your mouth.
Erin runs product development at Supreme, and while that's quite the day job, I get what's missing... girls clothes.
Bret Witke was born to design Los Angeles culture. His destiny started at an early age while he watched his mother help design Disneyland's forever iconic Tomorrowland.
Am I the only one who finds late life enlightenment the most annoying thing on the planet? My shrink tells me, "Well, at least you've made it here. That's something, right?" I feel bad when I tell him that doesn't give me much comfort.
San is an amazing artist. After connecting on Facebook, I was able to begin a fascination with his work. Vibrant watercolors popped up on his feed that mostly feature female celebrity or local character portraits.
Bravo bravo bravo to Miley Cyrus for carrying the torch of social activism and most articulately publicly raising consciousness surrounding the hypocrisy, absurdity and stupidity of our culture's puritanical mores last night on the Jimmy Kimmel show!
Where were you when you first heard Madonna? It's a question that pop fans who devoured the offerings put forth by MTV and top-40 radio during the Eighties and Nineties can probably answer without thinking.
Many times as a kid I watched contestants as they were harshly critiqued on shows like "American Idol" or "America's Got Talent." This past Tuesday, I was the contestant.