Gypsy Rose Lee: One of the Greatest Female Authors of the 20th Century

It is often repeated in writers’ workshops throughout America that you should write what you know. And who did that better than the illustrious Gypsy Rose Lee? The innovator of the striptease not only wrote a telling autobiography, but, most importantly, a mystery novel entitled The G-String Murders. Although she was …

The “Do What U Want” Chronicles: Or Lady Gaga Negates Both Her Feminism and Her Sense of Individuality

Lady Gaga’s second single and best song from the flailing ARTPOP album is shaping up to be one of her most telling career moves. Originally released as a duet with R. Kelly, the controversial Village Voice article that appeared in late December recast the light on Kelly’s lengthy history of sexual …

Diane Keaton as Annie Hall is Still the Archetype Intellectuals Dream Of

On Diane Keaton’s sixty-seventh birthday, it seems only right to pay homage to one of her most memorable roles: Annie Hall. As the eponymous main character in Woody Allen’s 1970s masterpiece, Keaton is at her best as the androgynous, yet vulnerable wasp who falls into Alvy Singers’ (Allen) life just …