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Lady Gaga

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Lady Gaga lives in Lagos

The video for Goldie Harvey’s new single “Don’t Touch,” opens in black and white, on a pair of bejeweled lips.  A rapid sequence of images reveal a female dancing in a glow-in-the-dark corset and frilled mask; star-shaped glasses à la Elton John; barely-discernible spiderwebs twitching around the whites of crystal-rimmed eyes.  Next we are looking

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Lady Gaga and Bon Iver’s saxophone solos

What do Lady Gaga and Bon Iver have in common?  Well, um, give me a minute. Okay, they’re both musicians, have released albums in the last month or so, and are both very talented in very different aspects....

Monday, June 20th, 2011

The inequality of news

Simon Kuper in the FT Weekend, takes shots at “the news,” maybe also at his own newspaper: … ews has become news about rich people. Today’s economic inequality is reflected and driven by inequality of news. Much...