It turns out some smash hit tracks are kryptonite to the musicians that recorded them

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Music on Thursday 3 July 2014

England is reeling in the wake of Glastonbury Festival 2014, such a large congregation that it is temporarilly the third largest city in the south of the country. Hundreds of thousands of people flock to Glastonbury to see their favourite musicians roll out the big hits in front of heaving crowds, the same thing happening at other festivals around the world over Summer each year.

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Artist Soasig Chamaillard restores damaged Virgin Marys

Cheyenne Tulsa Contributor

By Cheyenne Tulsa in New Art on Wednesday 3 October 2012

French artist Soasig Chamaillard was raised as a Christian. In his new work, Chamaillard wanted to challenge quesions of ‘a women’s role in society’, so he decided to conscript the Virgin Mary. Restoring damaged statues that were either donated or discovered at garage sales, Chamaillard transformed her into a playful and more accessible pop-cultural icon better suited to our times. The pieces are for sale individually through his website.

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VIDEO: 1984 interview with Madonna on Ear Say

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By Philip Dunne in Video on Friday 27 April 2012

I’ve been obsessed with Madonna lately. I think she is one of the most fascinating people alive today. People are very quick to dismiss her, but her level of creativity is something that is very aspirational to me as an artist. Everything is always fresh, yet familiar, poppy and explosive, but greatly controlled. Try to label her and […]

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Psychobabble interpretation of Madonna’s half-time show

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By Christopher Stribley in New Trends on Friday 16 March 2012

Like her or hate her, you have to admit that Madonna provided quite a spectacle for her half-time show at this year’s Super Bowl. Not content with just enjoying a great show, this blogger felt the need to provide a rather warped interpretation of the performance. While it’s a load of psychobabble, I have to say the writer did provide some great pics and it’s rather entertaining, all in all.

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Amazing chandeliers by Hans van Bentem

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By Casper Johansson in New Trends on Monday 3 May 2010

If you have a spare twenty-five thousand dollars or so just gathering dust, you might like to invest in one of these outrageously eye-stopping chandeliers by Dutch artist Hans van Bentem, whose recent work includes skulls, planes and jagged pointy things. Madonna even bought one, a revolver-shaped crystal chandelier. Who knows what she uses it for?

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There Will Be Blood

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By Ari Stein in New Film on Friday 15 February 2008

I checked out the prestigious Berlinale the other day, which is the moniker for the Berlin Film Festival. Besides being an awesome festival, filled with A-listers — Madonna and Scarlett Johanson, amongst others — I had the chance to see P.T. Anderson’s new film, There Will Be Blood, starring the genius actor, Daniel Day Lewis. […]

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