Michael Jackson spoke before the Oxford Union in 2001, and now Lady Gaga is to rip off another pop star by speaking at Harvard. Kidding! Her speech is to address bullying and self-confidence in the launch of her nonprofit Born This Way Foundation before a crowd that’s set to include Secretary of Health and Human Read More
March 2012: “Chris Brown Meets With Nelson Mandela, Who Thanks Him for Service to Mankind”
April 2012: “Nicki Minaj To Record Note-for-Note Cover of ‘Like a Prayer’ Featuring Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne”
August 2012: “Rihanna Releases Seventh Album”
September 2012: “Lady Gaga To Release Album of Standards Sung A Capella, No Longer Wear High Read More
Is there more to Lady Gaga and the New Museum than a Lower East Side home and a book signing? That is what travel and design web show Great Spaces argues in this video, which is a little bit shallow but nonetheless intriguing.
Announcing your tour dates the same week as Madonna? Well, to paraphrase the dowager of pop, it just seems a little reductive. (Look it up.)
Still, early word has it that professional “pop art” misunderstander Lady Gaga will be touring the U.S. in 2013, after jaunts through Southeast Asia, Japan, Read More
Don’t expect to get a reservation to tonight’s grand opening of Joanne Trattoria, the collaborative dining efforts of chef Art Smith and Lady Gaga‘s father, Joe Germanotta. We called ahead to see if we could maybe snag a seat, but seeing as the West Side eatery had been promoting its phone number on the red awning of 70th West 68th St. since early January, we were out of luck. (And so is everyone else: the restaurant is booked solid till Feburary 15th, and Fridays and Saturdays are a no-go until the end of the month.)
Still, Mr. Smith was kind enough to take our call and tell us about the Gaga-inspired dish of the evening.
from the issue
Camp is dead, and you’re invited to its autopsy the Monday after the Super Bowl. That’s when the new NBC series Smash premieres (though it’s already available online). The drama takes place behind the scenes of a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe, following the cast and crew through their various personal and professional Read More
Unsatisfied by his recent date night with Lady Gaga, Michael Bloomberg is to immerse himself further into pop culture with a meeting with the cast of Gossip Girl today. (Even his culture tastes are centered around the city’s ultra-upper crust!) The meeting is meant to publicize New York’s busiest year ever for TV production, but Read More
The existence of “Kidz Bop”–a series of albums with an anonymous, Menudovian band of children covering today’s top pop songs–always seemed a bit unnecessary, as original hit songs by actual kids (Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez at the moments, Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers in years past) have historically not been hard to come Read More
Taylor Swift, looking very vogue (Getty Images)
Hollywood Life has an image of the upcoming Taylor Swift cover of Vogue. (Cruelly, a cover line invites us to get “Smooth, Young Skin Fast,” a mission we might achieve were we a wealthy 22-year-old singer.) Ms. Swift is following in the Read More
It’s 2012, and according to the Mayan calendar and that documentary about John Cusack trying to save his family by piloting a plane out of New York, we’ve come to the tail end of mankind’s history on this planet. Since we don’t know exactly how many more months (or weeks? or—gasp!—days!?!) we have left until the meteor strikes and obliterates us like it did those dinosaurs in Jurassic Park (here’s hoping some mosquitoes carrying our DNA get trapped in amber!) we’ve decided to look on the bright side of this new year. After all, it may be the last one we’ve got.
And what a New York New Year’s Eve it was!