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Race Card: Beyonc

I hate to overload you with Beyoncé news, but just after I critiqued the Daily Mail op-ed accusing her of looking too white, news broke that Beyoncé... Read more »

Race Card: Has Beyonc

Is Beyoncé Knowles' bleached blonde hair and light skin reason enough to accuse the singer of racial treason? Yes, says Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, who just penned a piece in... Read more »

Music Matters: Persona and Performance

Because I'm not a musician, I'm a writer, I tend to like and analyze and pick at the lyrics of songs. But at the same time, to be any sort of a pop music critic I have to look at the whole package, not just the lyrics. Each part of a pop song is a deliberate choice, and sometimes those choices... Read more »

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 »

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