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  1. Lorde, Miguel, the Chemical Brothers, and the Proud '90s Tra...

    Molly Lambert

    The tracklist from the Lorde-curated soundtrack for the third installment of the Hunger Games movies, Mockingjay - Part 1, has just been released. While the first Hunger Games soundtrack produced Taylor Swift's minimalist...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  2. Lady Gaga’s Accelerated Timeline Reaches Jazz, and It&rsquo...

    Molly Lambert

    Lady Gaga has always existed on an accelerated timeline. Ever since Stefani Germanotta became "Lady Gaga" nearly a decade ago, she has constantly evolved her persona (with physical transformations to match), emulating the careers o...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  3. Katy Perry's 'College GameDay' Appearance: Why?

    Molly Lambert

    World famous pop star Katy Perry made a "surprise" drop-in appearance on ESPN's College GameDay on Saturday to hang out with hosts Lee Corso and Chris Fowler and make predictions. Perry was dressed in a fluffy pink sweater th...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  4. Songs of the Week: Rich Gang, E-40, the Empty Hearts, and More

    Molly Lambert

    This song features literally a full minute of Birdman talking before anyone starts rapping. That gives you plenty of time to prepare for "Givenchy" to really start, but you're still not ready for the plush-leather-interior beat and &ld...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  5. What Prince Giveth

    Molly Lambert

    Prince has always known the value of ambiguity, the power of the tease. His lyrics can be raw and revealing, but he's coy with the press and protects his privacy. Throughout his career, Prince has asked provocative questions -- "Am I black ...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  6. The Dutchess Returns: Is the World Ready for the Fergaissance?

    Molly Lambert

    The 2000s are back, and they've brought Fergie with them. Yes, now that Iggy "Iggy Iggz" Azalea is on top of the charts, the original queen of female white rappers, Stacy "Fergie Fergz" Ferguson, has returned to reclaim her t...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  7. Rihanna Just Took on CBS and the NFL ... and Won

    Molly Lambert

    One of the best things about Rihanna as a celebrity is that she actually uses social media to make statements, not just as a corporate launchpad for promotion of her brand. Her Twitter feed is a seemingly uncensored record of her actual thoughts. And...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  8. Miley Cyrus Will Never Learn, Will She?

    Molly Lambert

    There's a quote from America's Next Top Model Cycle 4 that comes up in my mind a lot, from possibly the most famous moment in the show's history. When a contestant named Tiffany was eliminated after giving up on a challenge halfway thr...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  9. Songs of the Week: La Roux, Eternal Summers, Flying Lotus, and Mo...

    Molly Lambert

    It's been a while since I fell in love with an indie rock band, but Virginia's Eternal Summers have me totally crushed out. They play unpretentious jangle pop that makes you feel really good about feeling sad. The Lurid Pictures-direc...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  10. After Several False Alarms, We Might Finally Be Meeting the Real ...

    Molly Lambert

    Quietly, stealthily, Britney Jean Spears has been staging a coup of her own empire. It coincided with Spears's recent breakup from civilian boyfriend David Lucado, in the wake of rumors about a tape of him cheating on her at the club. TMZ claims...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  11. Taylor Swift’s Timely Technoparanoia

    Molly Lambert

    This July saw the birth of InfoSec Taylor Swift, a joke Twitter account that wedded pictures of Swift to fabricated quotes about cybersecurity. The meme, which was also a parody of Tumblr fan meme culture in general, took off among the subcommunity o...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  12. Garth Brooks’s Comeback Single ‘People Loving People&...

    Molly Lambert

    In the heyday of his career, Garth Brooks soared like an eagle to heights unseen by any country star before him. He mainstreamed the idea of adding modern-rock elements to country music, which is now so much part of country's DNA that we forget ...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  13. Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Bang Bang...

    Molly Lambert

    In the spirit of the Moulin Rouge! version of "Lady Marmalade" and that Pepsi commercial in which Britney, Beyonce, and Pink are Roman gladiators comes the new video "Bang Bang," for Jessie J's new collabo single with ...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  14. The Horrorcore Sweetness of Ariana Grande

    Molly Lambert

    Last year, former Nickelodeon starlet Ariana Grande broke out as a singer with her Mac Miller-featuring single "The Way." The song showcased her baby Mariah pipes, and the video introduced us to the girl in the high ponytail and &rsqu...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  15. Nicki Minaj Reclaims the Twerk in the 'Anaconda' Music ...

    Molly Lambert

    It was only a year ago that Miley Cyrus twerked on Robin Thicke at the 2013 VMAs and kicked off a long public conversation about the appropriation of black musical culture by white pop artists. The history of white artists adopting a black sound and...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  16. Haters, Keep Hating: Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off&rsq...

    Molly Lambert

    Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the official theme song of Pumpkin Spice Latte season: Taylor Swift's new single "Shake it Off"! And just like a #PSL, "Shake It Off" is sugary, makes you hyper, and is already beloved of girl...

    Blog | August 19, 2014