Notes on Taylor Swift and Her Tchotchke Fantasy Loft o' Cluttered Dreams

Taylor Swift is more famous that Lady Gaga or Katy Perry or Miley Cyrus (note Beyoncé is not in that list). So argues New York magazine's Jody Rosen, in this week's cover story on the pop star that paints her particular brand of ommygoshsoblessedtobedoingthis, IneverthoughtIcouldbethislucky,… » 11/18/13 12:00pm 11/18/13 12:00pm

Bonnie McKee Still Trying to Make Bonnie McKee Happen

There's no way to know what's going on at Bonnie McKee Becomes a Pop Star Headquarters, but it's probably fair to speculate that her plan to become a star this summer didn't go exactly the way she wanted. Despite her history of writing number one's for other performers, McKee's song "American Girl" never got higher » 10/17/13 4:20pm 10/17/13 4:20pm

Understanding Katy Perry's New Album According to Its Tracklist

Katy Perry has released the tracklist for her new album Prism: Through the Prism I Can See It All and It Is Good, also known as just Prism. Since Perry recently said that all her songs are "real-life moments" and that she can "only write autobiographically", these song titles are more than just songs. They are "the… » 10/01/13 12:00pm 10/01/13 12:00pm

Bonnie McKee and What It Takes to Make a Modern Female Pop Star

Earlier this week Bonnie McKee put out the video for her new single "American Girl." I can't remember how I saw it first because at this point, I've listened to the song so many times that any memories of anything I had before it came into my life have totally been erased. What I do remember is thinking, "Who the… » 7/26/13 2:00pm 7/26/13 2:00pm