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 is acerbic to the rest of her catalog as it’s been … Continue 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 savagery politics. As the second Presidential debate was upon us that … Continue 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 hands on the collections I wanted most. You name it, I … Continue reading How Selena’s MAC Collection Could’ve Been More Celebratory