Tag: Beyonce

Beyoncé gets caught in cultural appropriation debate

Beyonce in Coldplay video

Every year, it seems at least one celebrity finds themselves on the wrong side of the cultural appropriation debate. We have seen Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry and others accused of culturally appropriating other cultures, that is borrowing aspects of cultures that are not theirs without giving respect to the origin of the style choice.… Read More

The MTV VMAs, as Interpreted by a Music and Communications Major

Taylor Swift performs at the MTV VMAs

Last night at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), we all learned the difference between gratuitous showmanship and tasteful performance. There were moments of pure, unadulterated talent and ferocious skill, and there were moments that were nothing short of public spectacle. A show like this one goes to prove many things; some would say the superficiality of… Read More

“Politicizing Beyonce” Class Now Offered at Rutgers University

When most people think of academics and literature, they think mathematics, philosophy, and the classic works. Although these topics and works of literature have a lot to offer, many students find them dry or out of context in today’s society. That is why universities like Rutgers and Skidmore College are offering classes on popular culture.… Read More

Comedy Highlight: “The Beygency”

“Who run the world?” Evidently the answer is Beyonce, the “Queen Bey” herself. The writers on “Saturday Night Live” clearly understand Beyonce’s reign; they devoted an entire hilarious sketch to the beautiful and multi-talented Queen Bey.   Writer Lauren Duca of the Huffington Post claims that “The Beygency” is “the best ‘SNL’ skit of all time.” This may be a bit… Read More

Success Is Not For The Lazy: Career Advice From The Most Powerful

“Success is not easy and is certainly not for the lazy.” – Samantha Saifer-Berngard   Whether it be school, work, or life in general, we all dream of being successful. Though success means different things for different people, success for each person is a reflection of what they want to achieve by being the very… Read More

TIME Magazine Names 100 Most Influential People

What does it take to be one of the most influential people in the world? In Beyonce’s case, all you need to do is run the world.   On April 25, TIME Magazine released its 11th annual “100 Most Influential People in the World” issue with Beyonce gracing the cover. This issue features major figures… Read More

Beyonce Premieres New Music Video for “Pretty Hurts”

On April 23, Beyonce premiered her new music video for her single, “Pretty Hurts.” The video portrays the life of a beauty pageant contestant, and the side of the cutthroat competitions that the judges and audience do not see. Throughout the video, we see beauty contestants obsess over their bodies, harshly judge each other, and do anything they… Read More