Madonna recycles "the shock value of her heyday" on TikTok

In May, Madonna visited Brooklyn. Picture: Al Bello via Getty Images   To the dismay of fans like Cardi B, the diva is using the platform to claim credit for her image   Madonna wants to remind everyone that she created sex. Or at least made the necessary sacrifices to enable the alleged "pornification of […]

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William Orbit's Bright Life: Madonna, Narcotics, and Helicopter-Trained Dogs

William Orbit was on the verge of becoming interstellar in the early 2000s. He was the Mark Ronson or Jack Antonoff of his day, one of the great pop builders of the Y2K period. In 1998, he produced Madonna's Grammy-winning Ray of Light, with its captivating techno-lite; a year later, he produced Blur's 13; and […]

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Madame X Review — Tour Doc Bows to Pop Queen

The film begins with a montage showcasing Madonna's various conflicts throughout the course of her career, as well as a quote from James Baldwin about artists being here to disturb the peace. The quaint outrage she sparked during the Like a Virgin era; the Like a Prayer video with its flaming crosses, stigmata, and snogging […]

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