“Toxic” & “Womanizer”: The Anti-Male Anthems of Britney Spears

Though Britney Spears is typically pegged as the embodiment of a conventional Southern girl, all femininity and belief in the heterosexual dynamic of the twentieth century (compounded by her publicized love of Julia Roberts movies), the Princess of Pop hasn’t always expressed a warm and fuzzy feeling toward men. And …

Madonna’s Art Curation Influence on Mass Culture via the Music Video

  They say the true mark of wealth doesn’t begin until you can afford to start art collecting. One could argue, however, that Madonna unwittingly began her connoisseurship in the field when she struck up a romantic dalliance with then mere “street artist” Jean-Michel Basquiat. During the course of their …

Landline: A 90s Period Piece That Assures Us Existential Crises Have Nothing to Do With Technology

Gillian Robespierre’s second feature film, Landline, is, in many ways, in keeping with the tone of her first, Obvious Child. And it isn’t just because both star her seeming muse, Jenny Slate. No, more than that, Landline is a continuation in theme of the existential crises that tend to befall each …