Thoughts on Gaga

Doesn’t it seem like there are equivalents to Lady Gaga arriving on the scene every few years like clockwork? Someone that is different from the rest of the landscape, thrown into the spotlight, who dominates and then fades. Sometimes they aren’t a disappearing act. Sometimes there is something in the music that allows for a … Continue reading

November 1-6, 2010

Lady Gaga

It’s Lady Gaga Week at The Idler! Today, Mike Vincent tries to figure out whether the Lady works better in video than on the radio. Read “Thoughts on Gaga” In “PopHeart,” Ana Holguin returns from a Lady Gaga show and tries to sort out the “little monsters” whose hearts Gaga has devoured. Read “The good, … Continue reading

The good, the bad, and the Gaga

I love Lady Gaga—her power, her passion, her snake-skin Alexander McQueen armadillo/hoof shoes. As someone who enjoys kitsch, camp, pop culture and excess, Gaga’s arrival on the world stage was exciting, titillating and dangerous. Why dangerous? Well, I liked her immediately, but I pretended to myself that this wasn’t the case. She’s too pop. Too … Continue reading

I want your ugly

When I learned that The Idler was going to devote a week to The Lady herself (Gaga, that is), I thought The F Word might have to opt out, due to obvious subject matter constraints. As I thought more about it, though, I started thinking about the reasons I named this column what I did. … Continue reading

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