Despite my critical acclaim for the album itself, I feel the discussion about her "non-marketing" must be revisited. To the media and fans alike who have been praising the superstar for her ability to release an album with no marketing at all must not have been living in 2013.
In my tweens, teens and twenties, dancing and music were the nucleus of my existence. Together, they fed my soul and heart, and were the outlet for my self-expression (along with hairpieces and eyeliner).
Kurt Vonnegut taught me a lot. Joe Heller, too. They taught me the value of friendship by sharing their hearts when they offered me the opportunity to...
There are definitely a few tracks on the album that are praiseworthy but on the whole the album seems to be missing some essential ingredient.
Have a dinner party and only invite rabid Madonna fans and Gaga's "little monsters." Innocently toss out the question, "Who is the fiercest pop diva of all time?" and watch the bitches throw down. Meeeouwwwch!
On the first listen Matangi, is like one of those books that you wanna stay up and read. With Matangi M.I.A. is the tenured cool professor, doling out lessons and earworms.
Lots of others are doing the same thing, if not worse. So why am I picking on you? On your birthday, no less! Well, I don't want to see you crash and burn. It's getting harder for me to separate the turnoff from your talent, and I fear the blur will be an unfavorable tipping point.
I don't see the progress in this conversation about whether it's feminist or anti-feminist for a women to use sex or nudity to sell her pop music. So I would skip that debate and ask whether the multi-millionaire in question is adding anything critical to her product, or using her sex-plated platform for some good end.
Generations after generation have been awestruck by her, her beauty, and her immortal public persona. Behind the glitz, glamour and glimmer, there was one woman to whom Marilyn Monroe owed it all: Lois Weber Smith.
In 1899, theatre critic Edwin Royle wrote, "Vaudeville may be a kind of lunch-counter art, but then art is so vague and lunch is so real." Fast forward to 2013 where vaudeville is very much alive and well in Madonnalogues.
Sexual wellness is not defined by how few wrinkles you have or how good you look in lingerie. A healthy sex life is characterized by confidence, security, emotional stability, the dynamics of a relationship and each individual's level of self-discovery.
"Back in my teens, New York WAS the music business. ... I'd go up to Harlem to buy my records. It was a straight line on the D train from King's Highway to 125th street, and they had great record stores up there. ... I mean, I just couldn't think of a better place to be."
First and foremost design common set of values and beliefs even if it is a box, but work on its size. Remember: size does matter and the sky is not the limit since there are footsteps on the moon.
We are never going to stop others from saying things in public or thinking things behind the closed doors of their mind. But we do have a choice to not let ourselves be burdened by words.
There is something very cool about swimming in an infinity pool merging with the Rio de Janeiro coast, with the two peaks of the Dois Irmãos mountain...
When a little girl plays dress up in her mommy's wardrobe, we think it's cute. When she piles on the sparkly necklaces and bracelets, we understand that she is role-playing and experimenting with mommy's stuff.