Sunday, 10 November 2013

Lady Gaga Has Taken Over the World: Her Presence in Pop Culture

We explore how Lady Gaga has gone beyond just influencing music; her effect on different aspects of culture means she’s made a place for herself in our collective conscience. 

Lady Gaga’s new album, Artpop, drops on November 11. The pop star’s aim is not just to affect the music world; she wants to take it beyond that, bringing art and music together in a way that challenges the barriers between art forms. While her focus may be music, her influence has never been limited to one sphere. Gaga is all over the place: in what we wear, what we watch, and more and more, in how we think. Read more.

Miley Cyrus Opens MTV EMAs With Alien-Inspired Performance

Though she did smoke a joint while onstage at the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) in Amsterdam on Nov. 10, Miley Cyrus' EMA antics were tame in comparison with her now-infamous VMA performance with Robin Thicke from August.

The 20-year-old crooner opened the show singing "We Can't Stop" in a knee-length, skintight silver Norma Kamali long-sleeve dress. And though the ensemble showed off her curves and lack of bra, compared to her nude-colored spandex two-piece at the VMA's it came off as surprisingly conservative.

 Throughout the song, she led one dancer around the stage, twerking on her and grabbing her boob. Read more.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Lady Gaga Videography

Lady Gaga is coming out with Artpop, and while the music video for Applause may have disappointed, we want to remind the world of all the amazing Gaga videos that preceded it.

Are you one of the countless Monsters disappointed by the Applause music video? Did the highbrow art references confuse you? Did Lady Gaga randomly turning into a duck also make you wonder whether any animals were harmed in the making of the video?  Don’t let Applause shatter your faith in Mother Monster.  Read more.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

10 Great Adaptations of Books to Movies

A list of the glorious moments when you actually enjoyed watching your favorite book turned into a movie.

A negative uproar is usually what follows whenever a fan-base learns that their favorite book is being adapted into a movie.

While The Silence of the Lambs might have been Thomas Harris’ best novel, it sometimes lags. The movie, thanks to Jonathan Demme’s directing and brilliant acting by Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster, is much more suspenseful and emotional. Read more.