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Music is a very male-dominated industry, and when women do rise to prominence they are often pitted against and compared to each other, despite the fact that each queen is a unique snowflake and should be treated as such. But once in a blue moon, all the stars align and three or more female powerhouses collaborate to create a club-banger that reminds the boys that these divas are not only fierce, but borderline superhuman when they work together. You better work, ... Read More
As recently as 2012, Mary Lambert was working as a bartender in Seattle. But these days, the 25-year-old singer/songwriter is signed to Capitol Records, which released her EP Welcome to the Age of My Body in December and has slated her full-length debut (tentatively titled Burn Bright) for this summer. She’s been written up in The New York Times, appeared on Good Morning America, and sang at the Grammys with Madonna. “It happened so quickly,” Lambert says. ... Read More
Despite all of the books, websites, and blogs dedicated to redefining the word “feminism”- evidently, there are still many people who associate feminism with the same time-honored stigma that has been attached to the word since women were “burning their bras in the 60s.” Maybe it's time now that people wake up and realize that feminism is not just for raging man-haters- but for women of all shapes and colors who simply want to be treated like first class ... Read More
Madonna is nothing if not contradictory. She's like a virgin, but she's also a material girl; she's ancient, but she's hot like fire.This makes her a tough pill to swallow on occasion (kinda like the MDMA she kinda told us we should all do on her MDNA tour). But the last thing that should make Madonna unlikable is her body hair.  The selfie is relatively tame body-hair-wise, and reminiscent of Patti Smith's iconic ... Read More
Trigger warning: this post contains discussion of sexual assault and abuse.  What's behind the different ways we view celebrities' actions? What makes one person a monster and another a talented person who's done some awful things? This is the central question behind Brooklyn Magazine columnist Kristin Iversen's new piece on R. Kelly, Terry Richardson, and the ultimate impact of some widely-discussed recent information about people in the public eye. Iversen ... Read More
Trigger Warning: This post contains the description of sexual assault and may be triggering to survivors. I’ve been hearing a lot of talk about comparing Miley Cyrus’ sexual antics to Madonna’s thought-provoking ways of the 1980s. Just to clarify, Madonna’s the best and no one can ever compare, ok? But in the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar, Madonna writes a strikingly candid letter about her nonconforming teenage days, being ... Read More
Pop icon Madonna is known for her show-stopping fashion.  From her pink conical brassiere ensemble in her Blond Ambition tour to her bright-red kimono worn at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards, Madonna is forever pushing the fashion envelope.  However, a new traveling exhibit, Madonna: A Transformational Exhibition is now offering a glimpse into Madonna’s lesser known, but equally eye-catching, styles.  Opening today, April 11, in NYC, the exhibit ... Read More
D.C. ladies, now is your chance to celebrate women who rock! The National Museum of Women in the Arts is closing its 25th Anniversary year with an awesome exhibit called “Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power,” opening September 7.    The exhibit covers women in popular music from the 1920s to today, including icons like Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin, Yoko Ono, and Madonna. Visitors will see handwritten lyrics, instruments, and clothing, including Joan ... Read More
With 3 members of Pussy Riot on trial in Russia, Madonna is the latest celebrity to speak out in support of them, urging the Russian court not to condemn the trio to prison.  The women, all in their 20s, are on trial for performing a song in a Russian Orthodox church protesting Putin and his support by the church’s leaders-- particularly Patriarch Kirill. The rockers’ prosecutor asked for a three-year prison sentence, although they could face up ... Read More
They say what goes on the internet stays on the internet, and it's true: the stars of today were the dorks of yesterday, making silly videos of themselves and posting them to youtube only to have them haunt them for the rest of their days. As for those who were around before youtube, well, their videos have been posted there by other helpful celebrity sleuths. Here are our top 10 favorites, featuring some of our favorite lady celebs.   1.  Kat Dennings' ... Read More