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“Weird Al” Yankovic

by The Staff July 10, 2015


  When, circa 2008, a then-Metroland music editor wondered how it was possible that “Weird Al” Yankovic had become more musically relevant than Michael Jackson, it seemed like the world had been turned upside down. And ...

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A Royal Pain

by Ann Morrow April 11, 2012


The Material Girl directs a movie about material culture in W.E., Madonna’s utterly meaningless biopic about “the romance of the century” between Wallis Simpson, an American social climber, and Edward, Prince of Wales, who abdicated ...

The Major Lift

by David King June 15, 2011


It isn’t particularly important for a pop star to make sense—just to be catchy—but, unfortunately, on Born this Way from Interscope, Lady Gaga buries what makes her good at her job: catchy, dirty, grinding synth ...