Madonna & Marilyn Minter: An Alliance That Makes Sense for More Reasons Than Just Alliteration

For those fortunate enough to gain entry into the Brooklyn Museum’s Brooklyn Talks series on January 19th–the eve of Obama’s final night as the holder of a peaceful presidency–it was plain to see from the outset (after an initial screening of Madonna’s 2013 short film, secretprojectrevolution, to set the tone for …

Gorillaz Goadingly Praise An Old God With Long-Awaited New Single, “Hallelujah Money”

To say that the Gorillaz have been keeping many in anticipation of their first album since 2010’s Plastic Beach would be the pinnacle of understatement. But the timeliness of “Hallelujah Money” seems to have been the perfect moment to at last release a new single apropos of America’s impending new …

Neon Wet Dreams in Cross-Shaped Forms Pervade The Weeknd’s “Party Monster”

Like some new-fangled version of La Dolce Vita (a somewhat grandiose comparison, to be sure), the video for The Weeknd’s “Party Monster”(directed by the equally diminutively named BRTHR) is all about accenting the simultaneous addiction and aversion to decadence, and all the fleetingly glorious distraction it can provide. Featuring all the …