Miley Cyrus and Kanye West came up short when the Grammy nominations were announced. Did the year's most popular music stars kill their own chances?
So, I got a weekend glimpse into what's hot. What's funny. What's cool. I'm on top of things for at least a day. I hope you have a few minutes to check these out and laugh. And let me know what you think.
With culture comes a sense of identity, a sense of self, and when our culture is stolen from us, there is this deep sense of loss. This is the very reason why cultural appropriation is grossly discriminatory and grossly wrong.
"PR Pardons" are for those we think have paid their public penance and deserve a fresh start--at least from a public relations perspective. Don't worry, despite dominating national coverage, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and Healthcare.gov are not on our list.
The real issue is whether any of them -- and more importantly, whether YOU -- create ongoing experiences that lead others seek your voice, trust you, and willingly follow your lead.
Miley Cyrus is a PR genius, someone who is using the there-in-an instant media landscape to make visual statements as potent as the performance or video works you'll see showcased in your local Modern Art emporium.
Unless you've been living under a rock the past few weeks you're probably aware that Friday is the 50th anniversary of the death of JFK. Documentaries...
The word "feminism" is thrown around quite loosely these days, especially among chart-topping pop stars. Whenever one woman makes a "questionable" move, another woman quickly throws up her dukes -- looking for a fight, with some even calling it feminism.
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Each release was either a bloated, masturbatory "meh" (Gaga, Timberlake), a bland retread aimed squarely at third graders (Perry), or a bafflingly mixed bag of roaring promise and faux-controversial poppycock (The fair Cyrus bird).
We were once a country that wasn't scared to do the big things, weren't we?
First, there were goats. Now, we have the shrill scream of a terrified tuba player to collaborate with pop culture's hottest artists! Tune in as Tu...
MMLP2 is one rapper's statement on growing up alongside a diverse, tech-oriented and multi-generational society that's going through profound growing pains.
On a beer-drenched stage, a microphone once electrocuted him, but he kept singing. Bart Cameron, the lead singer of Seattle indie band The Foghorn...
When I emerged dazed from the Bill Graham Auditorium last Thursday night, I remember feeling vaguely surprised that the city was still standing. Most of my costume was missing, except for the unexplained santa hat still on my head. I did not look like a professional.
With Lady Gaga's new album ARTPOP, she continues to try to shock but it all somehow falls flat. In an age when Miley Cyrus and Nikki Minaj parade around in next to nothing, Lady Gaga's brand of "shocking" seems almost dated.