Pop Stars like Beyoncé Leading the Conversation About Feminism: A Discussion Between Two Concerned Scholars
For the record, we both acknowledge Beyoncé's talent and appreciate why so many people, and women in particular, are applauding Lemonade, and perhaps seeing themselves in it. That's not our issue or focus. The impetus for this conversation was a post on Facebook discussing feminist scholar bell hooks' response to Beyoncé's visual album, Lemonade.
Last night I sat with six thousand friends, many of them complete strangers, and celebrated the life and music of David Bowie. The event was the annual tribute concert series put on by the remarkable Michael Dorf of City Winery.
We're poised at an incredible moment in the world of art and commerce, because artists who have a robust fanbase actually do have a choice not to pimp themselves out for cars or shampoo. We're just taking baby steps so far into this new paradigm.
I'm halfway into my first Kickstarter campaign for my latest book, and it's kind of kicking my ass, but in that worthwhile, good-for-you-in-the-long-run, Mr. Miyagi-to-the-Karate Kid kind of way.
Part artist manifesto, part confessional, part feminist memoir: Amanda Palmer's The Art of Asking, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help is a thoughtful treatise on the spectrum of giving and receiving help from others, in whatever shape that may take.
I reminded myself that if this had happened to a close friend, I would have dropped everything to do whatever they needed
Palmer has, not to put too fine a point on it, ripped open her chest and exposed her heart for all to see.
The National Coalition Against Censorship celebrated its 40th Anniversary of free speech advocacy at a gala event on November 3 in New York City.
On the Culture Front: Marina Abramovic, an Evening With Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman, Ibsen Reimagined and More
There's no one quite as original as Marina Abramovic, an artist who defies categorization and pushes the limits of what art can be and what the audience and performer can both endure.
Originally produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2005, Fraser Grace's award-winning thriller begins previews this
Palmer has fired back at an unflattering British tabloid review with a saucy strip-off protest song.
In her first public appearance since the controversy surrounding her poem about the Boston bomber, Amanda made an impassioned plea for empathy, and the role artists play in keeping it alive.