Whether Miami, Tokyo or London, Taylor Swift’s “End Game” Video Is An Attempt to Channel “Carefreeness”

As Taylor Swift continues to retool her “reputation” to her advantage by becoming more of a bad girl, it seems the video for “End Game” is attempting to channel the ultimate in such terms, user name-wise: @badgalriri. Re-teaming with director Joseph Kahn (who was responsible for the heavy in ripoff …

Accusing Taylor Swift of Promoting Colonialism in Latest Video Is Giving Her A Bit Too Much Credit

To quote Heath Ledger as Patrick Verona in 10 Things I Hate About You, “What is it with this chick? She have beer-flavored nipples?” This is the sentiment a rational person feels when beholding the dissection of everything Taylor Swift puts out into the world. Her latest piece of “artistry”? …

For Once, Taylor Swift Releases A Song About Female Hatred

Taylor Swift’s usual modus operandi tends to favor releasing songs and accompanying music videos that highlight a certain disdain for her ex-flames. Her latest single from 1989, however, is a “swift” departure. “Bad Blood,” directed by Joseph Kahn (best known for directing videos for Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys and Janet …

Can’t Remember to Forget You: Or Lesbianism is so Chic

The latest video from Shakira, “Can’t Remember to Forget You,” vacillates between provocative and politically contrived from one moment to the next. Featuring Rihanna, it goes without saying that the content tends toward being sexually charged. But it raises the question: Are pop stars embracing lesbianic behavior for the sake …