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 …

That Probably Don’t Impress Madonna Much: Kourtney & Kim K’s Halloween 1991 Oscar Homage

The Kardashian-Jenner brood is no stranger to dressing like other celebrities for Halloween (see: Kylie Jenner’s version of Christina Aguilera from the “Dirrty” video)–after all, sponging off the backs of select famous people was how they got their foot in the door. And this year is no exception to proving …

The Year Madonna Forced the U.S. To Face Their Sexual Taboos

It isn’t to say that Madonna wasn’t (and isn’t) constantly challenging the world with her in your face sexuality. From the moment she released her oozing-with-sensuality first single, “Everybody,” Madonna established a theme that would reign supreme throughout her career: sex, and the associated desires and fetishes that come with …

That Time Madonna Wrote “Push” For Guy Ritchie To Tell Herself That Him Being A Dickhead Was At Least Inspirational

In 2005, Madonna had endured her greatest physical trauma yet: falling off a horse. Naturally, because she’s Madonna, she got back on it literally and metaphorically once her injuries healed with superhuman expediency. The incident occurred, rather unfortunately, on her forty-seventh birthday, twelve years ago now. At the time, she …

“I’m Not Here to Collect Postcards”: The Atomic Blonde Who Came in From the Cold of London & Into the Fire of Berlin

If you thought times of political tension were anything new, Atomic Blonde is the perfect slick, yet cheeky action, yet historical film to remind you that “the world is run on secrets.” Or as Beyoncé might say, “Who run the world? Secrets.” That being said, the steely, impossibly cool demeanor …

Madonna’s Letter About Sharon Stone/Whitney Houston Isn’t As Much About Them As A Contempt for Public Taste

Madonna herself has been called by the most damning of her critics such usual derisive adjectives as “derivative,” “hack” and, Morrissey’s favorite, “McDonna.” Yet what they’re condemning isn’t her work, but her personality, lifestyle and the so-called audacity of a woman to treat men the way they do females. Or, …