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Pop Goes Persepolis: Interview With Manou Marzban

Setareh Sabety | Posted 05.26.2014 | Arts
Setareh Sabety

I visited Iranian-American artist, Manu Marzban at his home/studio, in the hills above Cannes and was delighted to see the interesting turns his ar...

Remembering Rodrigue: The Blue Dog Blues

Brian Ross | Posted 02.25.2014 | Arts
Brian Ross

The staring dog, his beloved passed-on pet, whom he painted into one of his Cajun Bayou scenes to explosive popularity, is part of sixteen other museum and permanent collections, and currently four feature collections.

How Female Indie Artists Are Redefining Pop Stardom

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 08.04.2013 | Entertainment
Oscar Raymundo

If a male artist goes from YouTube sensation to being courted by every major label, he is in charge. But if an emerging female artist gets asked to contribute to the Girls soundtrack, she must be a sell-out, a puppet, mangled to sell something the corporations already own.

Not Every Song Sounds Like Madonna, Mom

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
DJ Louie XIV

So look, there is no question that Madonna was an original. But so is Solange. And I love you, Mom, but criticizing a pop song for "sounding like Madonna" is about as an airless a judgement as saying you don't like baked ziti because it "tastes like lasagna."

Art as Vocation: A Conversation With Camille Saint-Jacques

David Galenson | Posted 04.15.2012 | Arts
David Galenson

On a cold, sunny day in Paris, the Sunday before Christmas, I met Camille Saint-Jacques for lunch at a beautiful traditional bistro near the Drouot auction house. He agreed to talk about what it had been like to be a young artist in Paris.