Tag: Katy Perry

Current Events, Gender Nation X

Gender Nation X: Defending Rita Ora in the War on “Girls”

This week, pop star Rita Ora issued an apology for living her truth. That’s right, she’s not apologizing for using slurs, defaming or...

Podcast, Popdose Poplab

Popdose Poplab, Episode One: Pop Chorus 101

Popdose's new video series dissects the strange animals of pop culture so you don't feel guilty....

Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: December 2, 2016

ANXIOUS YET?...

DVD Reviews, Music

DVD Review: “Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour Live”

Stunning visuals, meh musicals....

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose 2015: 20 Music Trends That Probably Weren’t Actually Trends

After running down the best 2015 albums from classic rockers and taking a look at the rock/pop and country/rootsrecords you don’t want to...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Single Premiere: Meiko, “Weather for the Better”

Meiko hails from the City of Angels, and like many of my favorite artists, she made a name for herself on the tiny stage at...

Music, Year-End Best-Of Lists

Best of 2014: The 2014 Music Notable Awards!

Yes, at WickedLocal.com I’ve already run down my picks for the year’s standout albums, my 2014 mixtape suggestions and my ratings for...

Music, Popdose

Disappointed by Lady Gaga and Katy Perry? Try These Instead.

On Monday, the pop culture universe let out a collective “meh” when Lady Gaga and Katy Perry rushed their latest singles to...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: July 26, 2013

It's Friday, time to get your Five on!...

Music, Popular Culture, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: Blockbuster Greatest-Hits Albums

In which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the fragmentation...

Film, Music, Popular Culture, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: Movies Starring Pop Stars

In which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the fragmentation...

Music, Popular Culture, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: Hit Songs by Older Adults, Made for Older Adults

A new series in which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes,...

Popblerd!

The Return of the Granuloma-Free John Mayer

John Mayer's recovery from a throat condition is complete--and he's telling all to Rolling Stone magazine....

Music, Popdose Lists, Year-End Best-Of Lists

Boxed In: The Top Music Reissues of 2012

Every year, while lording over an impressive amount of music catalogue news and views at my site, The Second Disc, I think the same thing...

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… Before Katy Became Perry

A music reviewer learns a valuable lesson in not being a hypocrite....

Music

Top of the Charts – March 29, 2012

The Mega Millions lottery turned out the way it usually does for you, right? Guess what?...

Music, News

Top of the Charts – March 22, 2012

The Expanded Edition - Your Week's Charts At A Glance...

Music, News

Top of the Charts – March 15, 2012

On the top of the pops, everything changes...except the songs....

Music, News

Top of the Charts – March 8, 2012

Welcome back to the Rihanna Show....

Music, News

Top of the Charts – March 1, 2012

Long story short, it's the same old songs....

Music

Top of the Charts: February 23, 2012

THAT'S ENOUGH, ADELE!...

Music

Top of the Charts: February 6, 2012

The top of the charts this week. Next week, most will be on milk cartons....

Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Porcelain Black’s “This Is What Rock n’ Roll Looks Like” (2011)

Being influenced by and being extremely similar to are two different things, separated by a thin line. The biggest musical success of the...

Books, Kirkus Reviews

Popdose On Kirkus Reviews: Sugar Dreams and The Art Of Will Cotton

Artist Will Cotton makes modern pinup art with a backward glancing aesthetic. Lindsay Lohan is making things worse. How do they intersect?...

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Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Paula Abdul’s “I’m Just Here for the Music” (2009)

When pop stars turn 40, the palm flower crystal embedded in their hand turns black, indicating its time for them to go away forever. By and...

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Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Graham Parker’s “Local Girls” (1979)

Not that it’s a bad thing at all, but Graham Parker sounds almost exactly like Joe Jackson, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, the Jam, and...

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Jesus of Cool, Music

Jesus of Cool: The Misfit Empowerment Project

Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" exemplifies the shift among pop's reigning divas -- from P!nk to Katy to Ke$ha -- away from self-aggrandizement...

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Football, Sports, Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: Super Bowl XLV

Popdose takes a quick look at the broadcast of Super Bowl XLV...

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Listmania, Music

Popdose 2010: Will Harris’s Top Albums and Songs

I don’t even know why I’m here, frankly. I think it’s pretty well documented that all I do these days is write about...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Americans, Running Hot N Cold

Katy Perry's aborted Sesame Street appearance launched a short-lived kerfuffle, but offers a neat allegory for explaining the idiocy...