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Music’s new over-Lordes and innovators


In 2013, the world’s biggest artists created an unexpected amount of innovative, provocative music, often forsaking tried and true formulas. It seems this innovation race is being propelled from the bottom, largely by an extremely talented new crop of female singers. This group has been able to take hold at a time when the most […]

Stars shine despite censored dress code


“Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack. Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic. Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples. Please be sure […]

Is the lyric music video the new face of entertainment?


We’ve already watched the music video evolve. Modern music videos now tend to focus on the celebrity performer rather than the content of the song, and plot-driven videos like Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” seemed extinct until Lady GaGa introduced the controversial “Telephone” in 2010. Now it seems that another type of video is entering the music scene —the […]

2012 brings more of the good girls versus the bad in music


We don’t seem to know how we like them. With contemporary female artists, there seems be a spectrum of innocence and promiscuousness, and we sort of like to put a singer on one end or the other. The good girl charms us into adoration, while the bad girl shocks us until we find ourselves listening […]

Eating disorders call for community solutions


Who isn’t afraid of the freshman 15? Of all the myths of college life, this supposed weight gain haunts university freshmen most when they step onto campus. It drives students to go to the Lyon Center every day or buy salads at Seeds Marketplace instead of orange chicken at Panda Express. Generally, maintaining a normal […]

Lady Gaga announces new tour


This week, Lady Gaga has unveiled sensitive details concerning her upcoming Born This Way Ball, an international tour that will span over the globe. On her official website, Gaga describes the Born This Way Ball as “an electro-metal pop-opera; the tale of the beginning, the genesis of the kingdom of fame. How we were birthed and how […]

Gaga shines, Rihanna falters at Grammy nominations


Correction: A previous version of this article said “You and I” is a hit song by Sugarland. The song is from Lady Gaga’s album Born this Way.   To celebrate the end of the semester, my friends and I treated ourselves to attending the 2012 Grammy Nominations Concert at Nokia Theatre. The purpose of the […]

Ludacris, Lupe Fiasco and Sugarland added to Grammy Nominations show


The Grammy Foundation has announced that three-time Grammy winner Ludacris, Grammy winner Lupe Fiasco and Grammy-winning duo Sugarland are set to perform at “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!” LL Cool J will again be the host for the one-hour television special and live performance Nov. 30 at the Nokia Theatre. Five-time Grammy winner Lady Gaga […]

The music world fuses with art realm


Art cannot be confined within a gallery or museum. It can, however, interact with the major icons and movements of popular culture and the music world. This year’s gala at the Museum of Contemporary Art, for instance, will feature Debbie Harry, the frontwoman from the group Blondie, as the special performer. Though it might seem […]