No Longer A Girl, Finally A Woman: Lady Gaga’s Talent Arrives on ‘Joanne’

by Shae Joanne is in no way a people pleaser album. “Perfect Illusion”, the first single off of Lady Gaga‘s fifth release, was the presage to her latest chapter being her most personal yet. The ’80s-touched power ballad, ensconced in dark disco, left most listeners bewildered, despite her openly valiant vocals and common subject of romantic disappointment. The track isContinue reading “No Longer A Girl, Finally A Woman: Lady Gaga’s Talent Arrives on ‘Joanne’”

The Pussy Stays: How A Controversial Word Gained A Rebirth 

On Sunday, October 9, whether you browsed social media or watched TV, the buzzword of the night was “pussy.” While I wasn’t aghast, but absolutely entertained. In the span of two days, a word, cringe-worthy by contemporary standards, had received a significant re-assessment of meaning by women fighting the (patriarchal, chauvinistic) power of the media and savageryContinue reading “The Pussy Stays: How A Controversial Word Gained A Rebirth “

How Selena’s MAC Collection Could’ve Been More Celebratory

Plenty of desirable, limited edition collections have rolled out of MAC Cosmetics for as long as I have loved makeup. (That’s a good twelve years now we’re talking about. It was all lip gloss, shimmery shadow and black eyeliner that wasn’t cat-eyed, back then. Wait a minute. That sounds tragic). Yet…I never could get my handsContinue reading “How Selena’s MAC Collection Could’ve Been More Celebratory”