Madonna’s ‘Erotica,’ ‘Sex’: Why Musical Masterpiece, Defiant Book Still Matter

Photograph by Griffin Lotz, (spread Steven Meisel) In 1990, Madonna was as astronomically popular as a boundary-bulldozing, unapologetically bacchanalian performance artist could get. Drawing from Harlem drag balls, “Vogue” went Number One nearly worldwide. The tour showcasing it, Blond Ambition, mixed spectacle with social commentary so sharply that it reinvented the pop concert and yielded the smash…

Madonna Slays Crowd During Impromptu Stand-Up Comedy Set

instagram/nyccomedycellar   Madonna was just the closing comic in a powerhouse lineup of all-stars, and the “Material Girl” killed. It all went down at the famous Comedy Cellar in NYC. We’re told the scheduled lineup of comics got bumped because a murderers’ row showed up, including Sean Donnelly, Pete Holmes, Aziz Ansari, Louis C.K., Jon Stewart, and…