‘Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour’ On Showtime Affirms Madonna’s Place As America’s Aphrodite

Oh Madonna Louise Ciccone, daughter of the Midwest, graduate of the Lower East Side, now living in…who knows…Paris? London? Abu Dhabi? Silverlake? It matters not, she is our American Aphrodite, embodying our many sexual contradictions, our sanctimonious morality and our most depraved fantasies, our love of religious iconography and hardcore pornography. If she doesn’t command…

HOW MADONNA DEFINED POP CULTURE

Singing about abortion. Writhing on a cross. Publishing her sexual fantasies. Even those cone bras. Madonna seems to have done so much in her life that it’s hard to grasp that she’s a real person, instead of the lofty icon her name suggests. As the singer turns 60, the desire to take stock of her…

Sire Records Co-Founder Seymour Stein Leaving Warner Music Group After Four Decades

Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein — who signed and released albums by Madonna, the Ramones, Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, the Smiths, the Pretenders, and many others — will be leaving Warner Music Group after four decades with the company, it was announced Wednesday. The announcement was made in tandem with Stein receiving the Recording Academy’s Trustees Award on Saturday night at the…

HDNET MOVIES Celebrates Madonna’s Birthday With A Special Event of Her Films Aug. 16

HDNET MOVIES celebrates some of entertainment’s greatest performers with special birthday blocks this August headlined by Madonna in five classic films on Thursday, August 16—in honor of her  birthday. The party starts at 4pE with SHANGHAI SURPRISE followed by WHO’S THAT GIRL at 5:40pE; BODY OF EVIDENCE at 7:15pE; DANGEROUS GAME at 9pE; and SWEPT AWAY at 10:50pE. Other August birthday blocks include Billy Bob Thornton on Saturday, August 4…

Madonna back in Malawi; now considering soccer academy

Madonna back in Malawi; now considering soccer academy Madonna speaks to the press at a news conference in Blantyre, Malawi, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Thoko Chikondi) The Associated Press  Published Monday, July 16, 2018 12:39PM EDT  BLANTYRE, Malawi — Madonna has returned to Malawi to celebrate the first anniversary of a medical facility named…

Inside The Observer The New Review – Madonna at 60 cover

Available today! Dancer Carlton Wilborn on Madonna: ‘Rehearsal truly was like boot camp’ Thurston Moore on Madonna: ‘She had credibility, she was really ahead of the game’ Sophie on Madonna: ‘Her work is so vast – there’s a reference for any situation’ Sarah Churchwell on Madonna: ‘She remains the hero of her own story’ Matt…