'Bedtime Stories': A Return to the Arms of Unconsciousness with Madonna

"I know what it’s like to be incredibly famous. I know what it’s like to be on top, and there are great things about it and there are horrible things about it and I know that I can never be in that place and at that time again in my life – my fame will take a different shape, a different form, and…


Going the (Final) Distance with Utada Hikaru

I wanna be with you now... I can't fully explain why I feel as spiritually connected to Utada Hikaru as I do. I don't have the ability to communicate how I can relate so strongly to music that isn't even originally written in my own tongue, nor the desire to convince anyone else to feel the same…


Every Color Illuminates

I haven't really been able to think about much of anything else over the past few days, which I suspect is probably an experience I share with plenty of other queer people and our allies. Each and every mass shooting is a tragedy, but this one in particular was personal. It feels selfish (or maybe…


Nasty, Glamorous, Beautiful: The Prince Girls

To say that Prince had a profound impact on music is a massive understatement: there's just too much. With each passing minute since his untimely death on Thursday, there's another story, another song, another performance, another memory to remind us of his myriad contributions. Quite simply, we…


#FreeKesha: The Best Kesha Rose Songs You Never Heard

There's no getting around it: What's happening to Kesha right now is incredibly sad. By now, you should all be well aware that Kesha Rose was denied her request for an injunction on Friday morning in her now two year legal battle with Dr. Luke, forcing her to make good on existing contractual…


Victoria Beckham And The Solo Album That Never Was

Zigazig-Ha Victoria Beckham is many things: an entrepreneur, an author, a celebrated actress, a reality TV star, a mother, a devoted wife to David, a philanthropist, a tattoo enthusiast, a lover of LBDs, a real lay-dee. But before the Marc Jacobs campaigns, Vogue interviews and the flagship store…


Whole Lotta History: Girls Aloud's 'Chemistry' Mega Ballad, A Decade Later

I don't want to get into the disbandment of Girls Aloud — the greatest modern girl group of all time, just to be clear — because every time I start to think about that ill-fated day (breaking up via Twitlonger — how COULD YOU?), the walls start to close in. My vision blurs. Then come the tremors,…


"Hung Up" to "Hello": Two Odes to Telephonic Torture, One Decade Apart

Technology can be so cruel. Sure, it's helped to create a "global village," connect fans to their idols, provide Brazil countless opportunities to trend on Twitter and spoil us with an endless supply of porn, puppies and Britney GIFs — but it also just makes us feel so very lonely scrolling…


On Annie's 'Endless Vacation', Disney Princesses, KatyCat Coming Out Day and Britney's Rebellion

Now that I finally had my Confessions Of A Broken Muu moment, I feel like I can breathe again, Toni style. First order of business on the New Muugenda? Annie. Annie is such a welcome, needed light in the dark of today's pop dullness, at a time when no one else is making these sounds on the radio.…


State Of The Muunion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwtdhWltSIg No one would guess that "Losing My Religion" is my favorite song, because that makes absolutely no sense. Me? 99% of my music library is filled with wigs and stilettos. What business do I have listening to R.E.M.? It's hard to say it's my "favorite song,"…


Utada Hikaru's "Be My Last", 10 Years Later

I don't do the anniversary-of-a-thing post too often, because I think the whole practice has become quite tired in the age of clickbait nostalgia, GIF listicles and general #content overload. Can you tell by now that the state of the Internet in 2015 absolutely exhausts me? I'm sure you can. That…


There's Just One "Kylie," Thank You Very Much

https://twitter.com/KylieJenner/status/643917058489630720 Recently, it has come to my attention that a certain newly turned 18-year-old member of the Kardashian Krew has risen to prominence in pop culture. I only know this because I am a Respected and Influential Member of The Media, but perhaps…