Strike A Pose! Madonna’s Game-Changing “Vogue” Turns 30

CREDIT: Warner Music   Very few songs stand the test of time and only a fraction of those become so ingrained in popular culture that you can’t imagine the world without it. Madonna’s “Vogue” is one of those God-tier bops. From Shep Pettibone’s brilliant production that fused house and disco, to the iconic lyrics and rapped middle eight, every element…

Rosanna Arquette Answers All of Our Questions About Desperately Seeking Susan (Vulture)

In 1985, Susan Seidelman blessed the planet with Desperately Seeking Susan, a screwball East Village fantasia about amnesia, Egyptian artifacts, mob killings, mistaken identities, jacuzzi sales, magic acts, suburban ennui, Nefertiti’s earrings, and an extremely rad jacket. Leora Barish’s script had been lingering in development hell for years, with studios passing on it because, as producer…

Mark Blum, Star of ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ and ‘You,’ Dies at 69 Due to Coronavirus Complications

Mark Blum, a veteran character actor who starred in the films “Desperately Seeking Susan” and “Crocodile Dundee,” as well as the recent TV series “You,” has died due to complications from the coronavirus. He was 69. The New York theater company Playwrights Horizons first announced the news, and SAG-AFTRA executive vice president Rebecca Damon confirmed…

Madonna in 2000: Reinventing Pop ‘Music’

Courtesy Photo Madonna, “Music” Following our Billboard staff-picked list of the 100 greatest songs of 2000, we’re writing this week about some of the stories and trends that defined the year for us. Here, we look back at the way Madonna, arguably the most iconic pop star of the ’80s and ’90s, entered her third decade: with an album…

Madonna’s Coronavirus Diary Is Her Best Work in Years

Madonna might not have had the most graceful transition into the modern era, evidenced by her recent album Madame X. But the coronavirus pandemic seems to have brought out the best in the queen of pop — a flare for drama, comedy and reinvention — just when we needed her most. Related | Madonna X-periments With ‘The Madame…