The Difference Between Madonna Performing With Miley and Madonna Performing With Britney

If you still have yet to see the mash-up of Madonna’s “Don’t Tell Me” and Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” on MTV Unplugged, you’re in for three and a half minutes of loaded pop culture history. The usual implications of Madonna glomming onto the latest–most youthful–thing have been unsurprisingly bandied. What …

Does Tama Janowitz’s Slaves of New York Still Resonate in Modern New York?

Tama Janowitz, a member of the literary Brat Pack crème de la crème, released the novel, Slaves of New York, in 1986. A selection of intertwining stories, the narrative focused on the struggle of pursuing a bohemian life (primarily in Lower Manhattan).Twenty-eight years later, it’s safe to say that the fundamental principle …

Friends Didn’t Fuck You Up. You Did It To Yourself.

VICE’s recent article in anti-celebration of the twentieth anniversary of Friends‘ debut is an all-out assault on the now classic TV show that, as much as I hate the term, defined a generation. In the campaign against it, Friends is accused of, among other things, having “a negative impact on our generation” …

The Déclassé Shit Beyoncé Did In Her Early Career That No One Talks About Anymore

It’s pretty much been established by now that Beyoncé has reached the level of perfection in most people’s eyes where they can’t even envision her taking a shit. But let’s think back to a time before visual concept albums and vegan diets. A time when Beyoncé was just another frivolous pop star …