Posted by: Shannon Iggy
in Music Stuff
on Nov 25, 2013
At last night’s American Music Awards, the one and only Rihanna was the first recipient of the “AMA Icon Award.” The AMA Icon Award is given to an artist “whose body of work has made a profound influence over pop music on a global level,” American Music Awards producer Larry Klein explained to The Source. If you check out Rihanna's stats, this shouldn't come as a surprise: she has currently sold 50 ... Read More
Posted by: Dixie Laite
on Oct 31, 2013
What should I be for Halloween this year? A sexy vampire, a sexy astronaut, a sexy nurse, a sexy pirate, a sexy carrot – the possibilities are endless.
When I was a little girl, like all children, I Imagined who I’d like to be and who I might become one day. My heroes at the time were Harriet Tubman, Phyllis Wheatley, and Ginger Grant from Gilligan’s Island. Growing up to be a poetess running an underground ... Read More
Posted by: Ellyn Ruddick-Sunstein
in Music Stuff
on Oct 30, 2013
Katy Perry isn’t necessarily known for her modesty. On her candy-coated Teenage Dream cover, she posed naked amongst fluffy pink clouds. On occasion, she’s also been known to shoot whipped cream out of her bra. But the increase in female nudity in pop has her concerned.
In conversation with NPR’s Scott Simon, the singer said, “females in pop-- everybody’s getting naked [...] I’ve ... Read More
Posted by: Mary Grace Garis
on Jun 18, 2013
Someone in Dublin is boycotting Rihanna’s boobs.
Recent posters for the singer’s “Diamonds” tour feature the her topless, with her breasts obscured by a logo, but apparently that isn’t modest enough. Twitter has been exploding with pictures of censored versions of the poster. It would seem that anonymous perpetrator is covering up Rihanna with different shirts and dresses. The Independent called the ... Read More
Posted by: Melissa Coci
on Mar 19, 2013
I’m not going to lie. When Rihanna took Chris Brown back I was not happy. In fact, I bordered on morally outraged. How could the girl who had me fantasizing about singing, "Want you to make me feel like I'm the only girl in the world" to the boy who was breaking my heart be so…stoopid? How could the star that millions of young girls idolize set such a bad example as to take a man who has abused her back? Easy.
Rihanna is human, ... Read More
Posted by: Emma Orlow
in Boob Tube
on Jul 05, 2012
Pre-Internet, if you wanted to send a love letter to someone, you’d write it down on paper. Maybe you would add a few x's and o's, stickers, a mixtape (in my romantic imagination), a lipstick kiss for good measure, and send it through snail mail. But today, if you want to send a love letter, would you post it on the Internet? Or even address it to the Internet?
Now, there’s an entire site called “Dear ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Kerishma
in Style File
on May 09, 2012
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute benefit gala is unofficially one of fashion's biggest nights - Ralph Lauren declares it the "Super Bowl of fashion." A-listers, armed with their $25,000 tickets, came together Monday night in their most adventurous outfits to make an impression and celebrate fashion as an art at the Vogue-sponsored event. And while some of the sartorial choices on Monday shone, many fell flat, and ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Caroline
on Feb 17, 2012
"DEAR MEDIA.. Ur plan is not working.. I'm not going anywhere so get used to me," Chris Brown warned in a twitter rampage that was later deleted. In other news, the sky is blue and water is wet. Honestly, which media is he addressing? The one who let him perform multiple times at the Grammys only three years after he assaulted his girlfriend so severely she was hospitalized? The media that sent him home with an award? The media that allowed ... Read More
Posted by: Mary S
in Music Stuff
on Nov 17, 2010
About three years ago, when Rihanna’s pivotal third album Good Girl Gone Bad was released, Jay-Z dubbed her the Black Madonna. It seemed ridiculous at the time, but considering Rihanna’s reinvention of herself with every work that followed, Jay-Z might have been onto something.
Rihanna’s gumption has progressively escalated in both her sound…and hairstyles. Through her “safe” period during her first two ... Read More