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‘This Land’: The Pro-Immigrant Radicalism of Lady Gaga and Woody Guthrie at the Super Bowl

By beginning with “God Bless America” and then switching to “This Land Is Your Land,” Lady Gaga offered a subtle but radical critique of the president’s policies.

Posted on Feb 6, 2017 READ MORE


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Politics at the Super Bowl: Commercials Play on Immigration Theme, Lady Gaga Plays It Low-Key

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Despite rumors that there would be a politically charged halftime show and an ensuing boycott from the right, main act Lady Gaga delivered a tame performance, while corporate sponsors took bigger risks.

Posted on Feb 5, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Donald Trump’s Presidential Victory Sparks Nationwide Protests

As Americans took in the news that Trump will be the nation’s 45th president, many of them apparently decided not to take it sitting down.

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Oscars 2016 Review: Chris Rock Pulls Off the Ultimate Balancing Act

The actor and comedian was tapped to criticize the academy that had hired him, but he walked the tightrope with grace and blistering humor.

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Lady Gaga Turns Sexual Assault by Music Producer Into Her Own Music

Lady Gaga’s visit to “The Howard Stern Show” on Tuesday was a dramatic event, which tends to be the case with the shape-shifting singer.

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Government Says Manning Knew He Was ‘Aiding the Enemy’

The U.S. government claims it has proof that Pfc. Bradley Manning knew state secrets would fall into the hands of enemies of the United States after he allegedly passed thousands of documents to the whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks.

Posted on Jul 18, 2012 READ MORE


Teen Radio Host Blasts Homosexuality, Blames Obama for Turning Kids Gay

A 14-year-old West Virginia radio show host is in the news after he denounced homosexuality as perverted and unnatural on his program, and blasted the likes of President Obama and Lady Gaga for “making kids gay.”

Posted on Jun 7, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN



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Throwing Up for Peace

The sad fact is that all traditional modes of dissent, whether they’re protest marches or boycotts or sit-ins, must ultimately fail because they are generally powerless to prevent their own inception. What does that mean?

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Gaga Performs in Drag for MTV Awards Show

Lady Gaga sang her opening number at Sunday’s Video Music Awards in drag, confusing the hell out of a number of stars in attendance, including Britney Spears, who, mouth agape, looked like she had just walked in on her parents.

Posted on Aug 28, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN



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A Kinder, Gentler Anti-Piracy Campaign

Busting purveyors and consumers of unsanctioned online music circulation (aka piracy) has typically been the heavy-handed tack taken by record labels and other industry players, but one British outfit, Web Sheriff, prefers kid gloves. (more)

Posted on Jun 10, 2011 READ MORE



Lady Gaga vs. Malaysia

Apparently the heavy-handed radio stations of Malaysia are not too keen on the pro-gay message of Lady Gaga’s newest ubiquitous single and have taken to editing out parts of “Born This Way.” The monster-in-chief told her Malaysian fans to “do everything that you can if you want to be liberated by your society, you must call, you must not stop, you must protest peacefully.”

Posted on Mar 24, 2011 READ MORE



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Lady Gaga Takes Target to Task for Little LGBT Monsters

So, Lady Gaga struck a deal with Target to release a special version of her new album, “Born This Way,” which rankled some of her core devotees, as the retail giant had made a supersized slip-up in the political arena with contributions to a political action committee ...

Posted on Feb 22, 2011 READ MORE



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Is It Lady Who’s Gaga or the Senate?

We live in two simultaneous but radically incongruous realities, where undemocratic arrangements negotiated in the 18th century contend with commercial media industries that covet the enlightened youth.

Posted on Sep 22, 2010 READ MORE


Lady Gaga Has a Message for John McCain-Arizona and Other Haters

Listen up, Senate monsters. Lady Gaga wants you to do something about the persecution of gays in the military.

Posted on Sep 20, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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Larry King Set to End His Show

Turns out the rumors are true: CNN is soon going to drop “Larry King Live” from its lineup. The Suspendered One announced Tuesday that he’ll retire this fall after 25 years with the show to spend more time with his family.

Posted on Jun 29, 2010 READ MORE


Their Own Private Gaga

Shirtless gyrations? Check. All-male soldier crew in sweaty Afghanistan? Check. Fingers tracing other men’s sternums? Check. Looks like a normal day for our troops in Afghanistan in this fascinating remake of Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” video opera.

Posted on Apr 30, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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Lady Gaga, Sarah Palin, Bill Clinton Make Time’s Power List for 2010

How exactly does Time magazine measure influence? That exact formula, such as it exists, might be known only to Time’s editorial team, but the rest of us can still exercise our own evaluative faculties in sizing up the mag’s picks for the 2010 Time 100.

Posted on Apr 29, 2010 READ MORE



Larry’s List: God Hates Lady Gaga Edition

The “God Hates Fags” people have a new villain: Lady Gaga. On today’s list, hear their song, find out how the rich cope with meltdown, and explore whether a Siamese twin would be libel for a murder committed by his conjoined brother.

Posted on Jan 7, 2010 READ MORE


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