Quantcast
The Paradox of Madonna

MADGE WATCH: There was plenty of differing opinions on Madonna’s by-all-accounts rather tame Super Bowl halftime performance, whose flash point seemed to be the middle finger of M.I.A., which happened so furtively you could have missed it. Much of the speculation surrounded whether Madge was singing live or not, with former L.A. Times music critic @annkpowers tweeting, “Hey She is SINGING,” while others claim the mic wasn’t live until the closing “Like a Prayer.” Twitter response reportedly ran 2-1 positively to the Material Gal’s turn, though individual responses varied widely. @Perezhilton tweeted: “Wow. That ‘Like a Prayer’ finale was one of the best things #Madonna has EVER done! Soooo epic!!” On the other end of the spectrum, @piersmorgan was not as sanguine: "If someone did this on America's Got Talent, they'd be laughed (and buzzed) off stage. Truly diabolical. #Superbowl." A proto-feminist took issue with Madonna having her special guests in cheerleader outfits. Kvetched music journo J. Escobedo Shepherd  @jawnita: “I love/hate Madonna, o.g. cultural appropriator, and I find her misuse of Minaj and MIA offensive.” Oh, well, you can’t please everyone. (2/6a)

THE BABE & THE MULE
Two big reasons IGA is #1 in marketshare. (8/6a)
YOUR TOP 20 FOLKLORE SEQUEL, WITH DABABY GROWTH AND A CASK
OF BRANDY
Stay awhile, Tay. (8/6a)
COUNTRY STREAMING IS A THING
It's more than just Luke Combs. (8/4a)
NOISEMAKERS: YOUR LATEST SAMPLE PACK
The kids are alright. (8/6a)
GRAMMY CHEW, ALBUMS: 30 FOR EIGHT
Thoughts while noshing six feet apart. (8/5a)
BTS BRINGS IT
They're so dreamy.
VOTE BY MAIL
It's a conspiracy, because everyone does it.
IS IT CHRISTMAS?
No, but we're thinking about cookies.
WOKE MUSIC
Protest songs that sound like now.
 Email

 First Name

 Last Name

 Company

 Country
CAPTCHA code
Captcha: (type the characters above)