Yesterday, Page Six reported that Beyoncé and Jay Z will be bringing their Mr. and Mrs. Carter Tour to arenas this summer. The LA Times followed up the report last night, citing its own inside sources, which claim that the tour will run from June to August. Reps from both Carters have neither confirmed nor denied. So it’s likely there’s at least a little something in the way of a live show brewing between music’s most famous couple. … Read More
While we’re waiting for Kate Bush’s recently announced first tour in 35 years, Solange surprised Coachella audiences with an awesome… Read More
Just like that, the first weekend of Coachella 2014 has come and gone, and now all we have left are a few hipster jokes and the lingering sensation that there’s a feather headband out there biding its time until next year (or next weekend). The three-day music festival featured 169 performances by bands, solo artists, and DJs, but through the massive lineup of acts, there are a few moments that stand out. Don’t worry if you weren’t there — you can watch them online, sans dust and… Read More
This week I took refuge in bubbly pop as an alternative to Hole’s Live Through This, which I must have listened to about 50 times (see our 5,000-word track-by-track feature). Remixes of Queen Bey, a new song from Little Dragon, a TV-star-turned-pop-newcomer, and more — it’s all here this week.
If there’s anything to be taken away from the HBO documentary Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert, it’s that as a country, America — the ideals and opportunity that our very constitution is based on — has failed. Our failure is detailed in Paycheck to Paycheck, directed by Shari Cookson and Nick Doob and produced through Maria Shriver’s new project The Shriver Report, which portrays the life of a 30 year-old woman and member of the working poor, Katrina Gilbert. From March 17-24, Paycheck to Paycheck will be available for free viewing on HBO.com, ShriverReport.org, and YouTube. … Read More
“I’m not bossy, I’m the boss.” Maybe it’s because those words came out of Beyoncé’s mouth (and Jane Lynch’s, and Diane von Furstenberg’s), but Lean In’s minute-long “Ban Bossy” video grabbed my interest, whereas the organization’s previous efforts just raised my eyebrows. The campaign, co-sponsored with the Girl Scouts, is far from perfect, and it’s already attracted its fair share of flak. But it calls attention to an issue that’s gotten far less air time in high-profile feminist rhetoric than the gender breakdown of the Fortune 500: the way words can subtly shape our conceptions of what is and isn’t appropriate for girls. … Read More
Mary, Josie, and Teresa have lunch together every Wednesday to talk about their life and things, pop culture, the usual… Read More
Fox News and Bill O’Reilly are, at this point in modern television, low-hanging fruit. If you want to find someone who adeptly creates outrage out of nothing, look no further than O’Reilly. Despite trying to rebrand himself as a popular historian in recent years with his books about the deaths of Jesus, Lincoln, and JFK, he has always made a career out of being angry at whatever popular left-leaning folks — from President Obama to George Clooney — are doing. The guy is easily offended, at least for the sake of good TV, and in turn creates controversy to piss off the people who hate-watch him. It’s a vicious circle, indeed, and this week he’s found his typical ire in the familiar (Obama) and the unexpected (Beyoncé). … Read More