'Strike a Pose, There's Nothing to It' The Art of Artlessness Explored, From Mitt Romney to Sylvia Plath to Madonna

12.10.2012
Again and again, praise for a work of art, an artistic or political performance is based on judgement of a work or person's sincerity -...
Pussy Riot Member Freed On Probation

Pussy Riot Member Freed On Probation

Chris York  10.10.2012
Pussy Riot member, Yekaterina Samutsevich, has been freed on probation by a Moscow court after an appeal by all three women against a charge...

Pussy Riot Appeal Conviction Over 'Hooliganism'

Chris York  10.10.2012
Pussy Riot, the Russian all-girl, anti-Kremlin punk trio, have appeared in a Moscow court to appeal against their conviction for "hooliganism...
University Material Girl?

University Material Girl?

7.10.2012
Even having Madonna for a mum can't stop her daughter Lourdes from being a rebellious teenager who wants to leave home - she's reportedly...
From Strawberry Jam to the Biggest Music Format of All Time

From Strawberry Jam to the Biggest Music Format of All Time

2.10.2012
The first time many of us will have seen the shiny little five inch disc was on Tomorrow's World, a year before the format's launch, when...
'Sorry Madge, I'm Busy'

'Sorry Madge, I'm Busy'

28.09.2012
Oh we really wish Madonna would make her mind up on what she thinks of Lady Gaga. One minute she's bitching about her and the next she's...
Brigher, Tighter And Now Whiter: New Heights For Vagina Vanity

Brigher, Tighter And Now Whiter: New Heights For Vagina Vanity

Sara C Nelson  24.09.2012
A vaginal whitening wash has hit the market in Thailand – promising to make your privates “safely fairer within four weeks”. An...
Madonna's Olive Branch To Gaga

Madonna's Olive Branch To Gaga

Ashley Percival  18.09.2012
The on-going war of pop words between Madonna and Lady Gaga has taken an unexpected turn as Madge has seemingly held out an olive branch...

To Hell With Being Meaningful; Performance is About Presentation

11.09.2012
My band, Kites, once had a slogan, which read 'All style; no substance'. At the time, this mantra was designed to be facetious. You see,...
Pussy Riot Fans Burn Putin Effigy In Hard-Hitting Video

Pussy Riot Fans Burn Putin Effigy In Hard-Hitting Video

7.09.2012
Masked fans of Russian punk collective Pussy Riot have filmed a hard-hitting online video, in which they set fire to images of Vladimir...
Can She Forgive Elton?

Can She Forgive Elton?

24.08.2012
Madonna has moved to end her longrunning feud with Sir Elton John by dedicating her song Masterpiece to the rocker during a concert in...
Royal Blush: Naked Prince's Exploits Earn Him A Spot On The Celebrity Skin Walk Of Fame

Royal Blush: Naked Prince's Exploits Earn Him A Spot On The Celebrity Skin Walk Of Fame

Sara C Nelson  22.08.2012
What do Prince Harry, Paris Hilton, Brad Pitt and Kim Kardashian have in common? They’ve all had their naked bits flashed around the...
Pussy Riot: Madge Calls Sentencing 'Inhumane'

Pussy Riot: Madge Calls Sentencing 'Inhumane'

19.08.2012
Madonna has urged officials in Russia to release imprisoned members of punk band Pussy Riot from prison, branding their two-year sentence...
Hair Trends for 2012: Hollywood Does Short Hair

Hair Trends for 2012: Hollywood Does Short Hair

18.08.2012
A new 'crop' of Hollywood's leading ladies are stepping out with ultra-short hair. Some, like Harry Potter star, Emma Watson have used...