Posts tagged "lady gaga"


Kathryn Montalbano: After a 3-hour debate today in the New York State Assembly, the future of gay marriage in New York--and ultimately, the nation--remains unsolved and undistinguished from concurrent deliberation, including a property tax cap and New York City rent control. Meanwhile, rallies in Albany--for and against gay marriage--have highlighted the preeminence of the issue...

Taking Gaga Off the Lebanese Shelves

Ashley Baxstrom: Not even a celebrity shout-out is enough to satisfy some. The Los Angeles Times reported on Monday that Lady Gaga’s latest album Born This Way has been unofficially banned in Lebanon on the grounds that it may be “offensive to religion” in general and Christians in particular. The office of censorship said it had collected CDs...

The Cult of Gaga

Jo Piazza: If you have any doubt that Lady Gaga has cultivated both an aura of the sacred and a near cult-like following you weren’t inside the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan last week when the pop star famous for making it perfectly acceptable to dress in raw meat performed for the Robin Hood Foundation’s annual Gala.