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Music Matters: I Make Me So Damn Easy To Love

Let's start this off right, shall we? With Beyoncé. Read more »

Did the Lilith Fair Fail Because of Lady Gaga?!

\   Jon Caramanica opens his recent New York Times piece on the changing landscape of "girl pop" with something Lady Gaga yelled during her recent run at Madison Square Garden: "I hate the truth!" Read more »

Tuning In: Christina Aguilera's "Not Myself Tonight"

My thoughts on Christina Aguilera’s single and music video for “Not Myself Tonight.” Read more »

Raising Trouble: All the Single Ladies

I know this was all over the Internet last week. But. But. But. If you haven’t watched it yet you must. It is incredibly sad and funny, and shows in such a chilling way how even the most well-... Read more »

TELEPHONE!

In honor of the music video that is sweeping the virtual nation today, (it’s Lady Gaga and Beyoncé’s “Telephone,” but I bet I didn’t have to tell you that) a few of us here in the office got on our... Read more »

She Pop: VMA Disappointments For Everyone!

Ah, the VMAs! Pop spectacle at its finest! If, by "finest," you mean "most spectacularly overhyped and therefore ripe for viewer disappointment." Which is what I mean, actually, so I'm good. And today, in my quest to provide you with the least timely post on the VMAs EVER, I present you with three... Read more »

Where Have All the Riot Grrrls Gone? Pop Music and "Post-Feminism"

There was a pretty interesting article in yesterday's Houston Chronicle about some of today's female pop stars. The author, Steve Haruch, describes how candy pop acts like The Veronicas, Katy Perry, and Lady GaGa are... Read more »

BitchTapes: Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Break ups can be a real bitch, can't they? Wouldn't it be nice if both parties could just go their separate ways, cordially, without rancor, and without, say, the desire to take a Louisville slugger to anyone's headlights, to make harassing phone calls at dinnertime, name-calling, jealousy,... Read more »

Beyonce Isn't Afraid to Get Ugly on New Track

A lot has been said (including on this blog) about the sort of affable empowerment that is ubiquitous in Beyonce's chart-busting hits, especially on her latest record, I Am... Sasha Fierce, but the third single, "Diva" is more "fierce" than what you... Read more »

This Week in Trailers: Beyonce Remakes Fatal Attraction and Paul Rudd Makes...a Brom-Com?

This post has been delayed due to a series of Midwestern airport misadventures, but here's the round-up of last week's trailers: Beyonce in Obsessed, Paul Rudd in I Love You, Man, and Hugh Jackman in X-Men Origins: Wolverine... after the jump! Read more »

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All Hail the Queen?: What Do Our Perceptions of Beyoncé's Feminism Say about us?

The policing of feminist cred is the real moral contradiction. Read more »

No Disrespect: Black women and the burden of respectability

In February 2012, PBS host Tavis Smiley interviewed Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer about their Oscar nominations for their roles as Aibileen and... Read more »