The world of pop music is enjoying something of a moment for self-made ladies. The names ruling the realm are all women — Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus — and the up-and-comers are already making it big withLorde beating out Cyrus on the charts and HAIM already being tapped as a musical guest on SNL. It’s a great time to be a woman in the music industry and that’s something Australian singer Betty Who, a.k.a. Jess Newham, knows very well. READ MORE
Celebrity feuds, pregnancy rumors, and dating revelations are the cornerstones of celebrity gossip, which is why when Bangerz singer Miley Cyrus began responding toSinead O’Connor’s problematic open letter regarding Cyrus’ recent behavior, the whole of the Internet flocked to read all about it. By now, O’Connor has released three lettersand Miley has thrown at least three Twitter digs, begging the natural question: Which side is right? The problem is that in a feud as immature and uninformed as this one, absolutely no one wins — not the singers throwing barbs, not the impressionable young people watching it go down, and not those of us who can’t get enough of the drama. Right now, we are all losers.
It’s been three days and we’re still talking about Breaking Bad’s ending and all the possible ways our eyes may have deceived us. Some people argue that we can’t be certain whether Walt died or not because we didn’t see him uttering “thus, with a bullet, I die” like a less romantic Romeo. Others offer more thoughtful suggestions, like Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker, who suggested that the series finale was perhaps “too subtle” and that the episode’s action served as Walt’s fantasy, while his real end came at the hands of the police surrounding his snow-covered escape vehicle in the first moments of “Felina.”