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March 16, 2015 Bucky Turco

When New York City’s underground art scene was thriving in the 1980s, Madonna, only 19 years old, was part of it and she dated several graffiti writers. In addition to being romantically linked to FUTURA, LA2, ZEPHYR, and maybe COST, the singer also dated Jean-Michel Basquiat. Apparently things didn’t go too well, in part because […]

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October 30, 2014 Bucky Turco

On Thursday evening, hip hop star Nas posted a photo on Instagram of pop star Madonna licking his face in a studio. The caption reads: “It’s a NY & Detroit thing.” Then he got down to business and posted this soon after: Speaking of NY & Detroit…. "The Season" coming out any minute #SeasonOfNasir #RipDilla […]

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February 6, 2014 Marina Galperina

“We’re not here to define or decide for Pussy Riot. We are just two people that spent time in jail for participating in a Pussy Riot action,” Nadya Tolokonnikova told the Barclays pressroom, flanked enthusiastically by Amnesty International reps and their celebrity spokespeople du jour, hours before the big show. We didn’t know it yet, […]

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September 27, 2013 Marina Galperina

Art’s not dead, but it has left Gagosian. We tried but we can’t keep ignoring the “performance art” piece that Madonna bestowed on the upper crust of celebrity this week. The Gagosian Gallery — misreported as the MoMA — hosted the racial/social/artistic fiasco for the premiere of Madonna’s film project that I refuse to hashtag. Madonna, singing […]

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April 15, 2013 Julia Dawidowicz

Before securing her indisputable status as the trendsetter of the 80’s, not to mention the best-selling female recording artist of all time, Madonna was just like us… well, kind of. A fresh-faced aspiring dancer from Michigan, she moved to New York City with $35.00 in her pocket and a desire to “be somebody”, winding up […]

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January 24, 2013 Julia Dawidowicz

Only a damned cretin would deny the colossal impact that the late Allen Ginsberg had on the 20th century literary world. His divinely manic, sometimes-drug-fueled rants, punctuated by themes of sexual liberation, gritty urban romanticism and countercultural activism came to define the Beat Generation. And then James Franco played him in Howl. His aptitude as a […]

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