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Today we’re looking at Ke$ha.
Typically, pop songs are well-crafted, well-sung. This one isn’t. Why? It’s all part of the message and the image. Kesha deliberately understates her looks, dresses down, and doesn’t bother auto-tuning the trailer park out of her voice.
But it’s still huge. There’s a reason it’s used in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid commercial,… Read the rest
In a as yet unpublished study in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 80% of male monkeys tested were able to tell which female was ovulating by picture alone.
They presented male monkeys with two pictures of the same female’s face: one from a day on which she was ovulating, and one from a time before she was
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I thought I’d have to listen to a lot of Lady Gaga to find something worthy of a piece. I was pleasantly surprised. Today we’re listening to Lady Gaga’s Born This Way.
To understand this video, you have to understand two things. First her core audience (for this video) of 12-18 year old girls. If you can’t put yourself… Read the rest
Today we’re going to listen to Imogen Heap’s Headlock. I love Imogen because she’s sooo fantastic at capturing the terrible, yet whimsical storms of femininity.
What is this song about? Let’s look at the elements. What’s in the video? Machines, lots of machines, strange and fanciful. White space. And Imogen herself, in colorful costume and dancing interpretively. Finally, you… Read the rest
French cosmetics brand Make Up For Ever is running a new ad that claims to be the first ever unretouched make-up ad. In other words, the way you see her in the photo is how she looked when the shutter clicked. Of course, your first clue that something is up is held in her extended hand. Her camera isn’t… Read the rest
This is a new Tide detergent commercial showing how Tide undermines Dad’s attempt to control his daughter’s sexuality. Dad is a central character in the ad, and all the action revolves around him. But the ad is not targeted at fathers. Women still do most of the family shopping, so we should read the ad as addressing moms.… Read the rest
An op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Why Do We Let Them Dress Like That?”, manages to reassert every outdated and dangerous notion of sex that died with the petticoat and the advent of coed colleges.
On its surface, the article addresses the ambivalence of the “liberated generation” towards the sexual attitudes of its children. But this ambivalence… Read the rest