You can hate the song and you can demean it for its lyrics, but at least stop being lazy! The song is ridiculous in a lot of ways.
Critchley has two books being released this Fall: an examination of the man he claims is the greatest artist of the last forty years, David Bowie, and a narrative involving another of his long-time obsessions, memory theaters.
With "Blurred Lines," you know you're getting a sexed-up, sexist song -- there's no hiding it. With "Rude," its retro sexism is hidden under layers of romance and love, which makes it more insidious.
Art and music convey important skills that often are overlooked. Researchers have long touted their positive effects on student brain growth and development, but the exercise of those skills in artistic pursuits like band and chorus adds a whole new dimension of teamwork, perseverance and commitment.
Singing helps many of us learn and remember lessons. Think about how we all stored the ABC's in our minds -- with a song. Acclaimed children's music group Slugs & Bugs is taking that approach with their new CD.
Jerusalem isn't always an easy city. But to be sat outside at night, near the Old City, listening to music and singing, the sounds washed over me, cleared me, and made me feel lighter.
Whenever religion becomes involved, sophomoric stunts by 14-year-old boys become no laughing matter to the offended.
Now that you've deleted it let's stop focusing on trivial matters like what band bulldozes their way onto our playlists, and start focusing on the things that do matter -- like what could possibly be keeping Gwen Stefani from aging.
The 18th St. Kitts Music Festival has brought together some of the best-known Caribbean and International artists - including Kelly Rowland and Beenie...
Although the actual stage show wasn't as elaborate as some might have anticipated, the lights and sound, in addition to Gaga's energy was enough to keep the crowd on their feet for the entire set.
It's no coincidence that most of the best-known Hungarian composers loved folk music; the country has unusually rich and deep folk traditions, and many modern Hungarians are fully aware of the treasures of their heritage.
When I got a last minute call to head up to NYC to shoot Gavin DeGraw at Madison Square Garden opening for Billy Joel I envisioned an image in my mi...
The Creative Community for Peace was born officially yesterday with a full-page ad in the New York Times calling the "arts (to be) used to build bridges of peace" in Israel and Palestine, and perhaps the world.
In the midst of that mysterious, sacred bond that connects childhood friends, something even bigger seems to emerge. In the small intangibles that remain from the innocence of youth.
In creating art, consciously or not, artists are attempting to communicate at a powerful emotional level to those within their own culture. The best work transcends its cultural matrix and speaks directly to our common humanity.
She's not as confusing as some of the women I've dated; I understand her; I get her and she gets me. We grew up together, in a sense, and now I see a young, independent, beautiful and risk-taking female version of me. (This version looks much better than the original, by the way.)