BY Ivanna Avalos
on May 15, 2012
Lady Gaga is known for her preposterous outfits (both on and off stage), her risqué dance moves, and her support of the LGBT community. Now the pop star will be known for being the first foreign artist to be denied a concert permit by the Indonesian authorities.
According to the Jakarta Post, authorities cancelled Lady Gaga’s June 3rd concert because various groups were afraid that the singer’s sessy dance moves and nearly nonexistent outfits would corrupt young concertgoers. Read More
BY Intern Kelsie
on Apr 18, 2012
As a child of the nineties, I have such a soft spot for the toys of my youth. Furbies were somehow cute and creepy at the same time, Skip-Its were practically the only way my mom could get me to exercise, and I'm pretty sure I thought my Lite Brite drawings had one up on Van Gogh's Starry Night.
I've gotten over most of my obsessions because, you know, I grew up or something. But every now and then, those old standbys get an update and my pigtails-sporting, Lisa Frank-toting inner nineties child will get to geek out. Read More
BY Eliza C. Thompson
on Mar 06, 2012
Reality shows, like war, can turn heroes into villains and villains into heroes. One day you’re a model soldier being considered for general, the next you’re going rogue and hiding out in the jungle. One day everybody hates you for being a loud alcoholic, then you get punched in the face and you're queen of the shore house. This week on RuPaul's Drag Race, Willam, heretofore the great villain of Season Four, dropped so many one-liners and rocked the challenges so hard that we couldn’t help but think she might be ready for a Purple Heart. Read More
BY Intern Sarah
on Jan 19, 2012
Most of us have been teased or bullied at one point, especially at school. And even if we haven’t experienced it firsthand, chances are we’ve seen it happen to someone else. I know that when I worked in a high school, I saw that kind of negativity almost every day. It’s cruel, it’s dragging kids down, and Lady Gaga knows it. Lots of her songs preach acceptance and the importance of being one's weird and wonderful self—her hit “Born This Way” is a self-love anthem.
Now, though, she’s doing more than just singing about self-acceptance. Read More
I've seen plenty of dudes sportin' the classic letterman jacket, but it's not until recently that I'm seeing ladies get in on the action as well. The bow ties, loafers, and cardigans of school years past have since become staples in many people's wardrobes, so it's only natural that this schoolyard gear would also make an appearance. The jackets were all over the runway, at shows from Alexander Wang and Phillip Lim to Moschino and Rag & Bone. They can now be seen on celebrities and stylish street stylers alike. Read More
BY Intern Courtnay
on Nov 02, 2011
Mother Monster and pop music goddess Lady Gaga will soon add another notch to her very long and impressive career belt with the imminent launch of her Born This Way Foundation. The foundation supports initiatives and programs that will assist and empower youth. The outspoken singer is launching the non-profit organization in conjunction with The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The California Endowment, and The Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. The goal of the non-profit is to empower youth while using digital media as a platform. Read More
BY Intern Candice
on Sep 01, 2011
Funky pop band Metronomy has released a remix of Lady Gaga's "You and I." They've ditched Gaga's usual guitars-and-drums sound and replaced it with some mellowed out electronic goodness. A more haunting version of the song, if I may. Read More
BY Erina Davidson
on Jun 24, 2011
Months after the most powerful known earthquake to hit Japan, the country continues to suffer. Tourism in Japan is taking a hard hit. Asahi TV reports about a 50.3% decrease in the number of foreign tourists visiting Japan in March, most likely affected by the public’s fear of health hazards post-crisis.So when I heard that the Mother Monster was in Tokyo, promoting tourism and performing at a charity concert, one thought came to mind: her monster fame might do some serious good for Japan. Read More
BY Eileen Milman
on May 05, 2011
The Music Video for Lady Gaga's new single has leaked! Thank God for the internet. This song, is like some bizarre fan-fiction that Stefani Germanotta wrote while she was in her bible studies class at Catholic School. It's real weird.
In the video Gaga plays Mary Magdalene, one of Jesus's homegirls. Now, I have no religious upbringing (thank you, overeducated, liberal parents!) but I learned about this repentant prostitute in an Art History course I took in college. Read More
The depth of my love for the brilliantly outrageous Lady Gaga is unlimited, immeasurable, and difficult to articulate. I love how she seeks to express herself, combining her musical talents with fashion, theater, and Dadaism to create something interesting and new. Her songs are actually very well written, with their use of clever wordplay (because who doesn’t remember “bluffin’ with my muffin?”), combining glamour and decadence, and yet still be truthful, poignant, honest, and human with ballads such as Speechless and Wonderful. Read More