As Nicki Minaj takes over Hip-Hop, her predecessor Lil’ Kim has been none too thrilled with the news. For the past few years the two rap divas have been trading words in music and the media. However, recently, the war reached its tipping point.
The controversy between the two originated as early as 2007-2008, when Nicki’s debut mixtapes Playtime Is Over (2007) and Sucka Free (2008) had promo pics attached of a squatting Nicki in a pose resembling ... Read More
BY Emma Claire Goodman in Artsy on Jan 07, 2011 |
To celebrate the 100th birthday of perhaps the most iconic burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee, the New York Public Library has planned an event that is sure to be spectacular.
Karen Abbott, author of the acclaimed biography American Rose, A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee, in conversation with Paul Holdengräber, Director of LIVE at the New York Public Library will be holding a conversation about the life and times of the beloved ... Read More
BY Emilie Branch in Artsy on Jan 07, 2011 |
I met Jodee Knowles in Perth last year and completely fell in love with her. Our mutual friend informed me she was an artist and showed me her portraits on Facebook. We would stare at them, and marvel. I saw her characters as drug raddled fashion types—like she was mocking everything around her, or what she might be perceived as. I decided to check in with Jodie, to see how her work has evolved and find out what she had to say about it.
1. What ... Read More
BY Molly Labell in Boob Tube on Jan 07, 2011 |
In 2010, HBO premiered Afghan Star, a documentary about Afghanistan's version of "American Idol." The movie featured the story of Setara, a young woman whose head scarf slipped off while performing on the show. As you can imagine, the quick reveal of her hair sparked a controversy in the country. On January 26th, HBO2 will debut their new documentary Silencing The Song: An Afghan Fallen Star, which follows Setara as "she deals with ... Read More
BY Molly Labell in General on Jan 07, 2011 |
Are you a funny lady? Of course you are! Give the crowds your two cents on airplane food (what is the deal, am I right!?) at Boston's third annual Women In Comedy Festival. The festival has extended its submission deadline and now you have until January 12th to submit in the categories of stand up, improv, sketch, storytelling and musical comedy. Don't feel like participating? Stop by the five day festival and watch headliners Kristen Schaal, Kurt Braunohler, ... Read More