Caryn Ganz

Rihanna in Brooklyn: Shine On, You Casual Diamond

The most striking thing about Rihanna's Diamonds World Tour isn't her singing (competent) or dancing (sufficient) or wardrobes (suitably sexy) or crotch-patting (yadda yadda yadda).
By: Caryn Ganz / May 6, 2013

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Get Free

"It's not the strongest, nor the most intelligent species that survive, but the one most adaptable to change."Those words are printed in white block lettering…
By: Caryn Ganz / April 2, 2013

Robin Sparkles Was a Grunge Goddess

Like Britney Spears bristling at being overprotected, beloved fictional Canadian teen-pop superstar Robin Sparkles (a.k.a. Cobie Smulders in an inspiring series of flashbacks on CBS'…
By: Caryn Ganz / February 5, 2013

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Debut New Song ‘Despair’ at Sandy Benefit

"We're gonna take it back to a time when there were no cell phones that could take pictures," Karen O said last night before popping…
By: Caryn Ganz / December 9, 2012

Rihanna, ‘Unapologetic’ (Def Jam)

Few artists spell out their inner monologues as plainly as Rihanna does. Almost every question about the singer's state of mind over her seven-year, seven-album…
By: Caryn Ganz / November 28, 2012

Ke$ha on Playing With Strokes, Loving Cults, and Beard Porn

Over the past 12 months, Ke$ha's rep has undergone a bit of a makeover. The pop star known for shooting glitter from every…
By: Caryn Ganz / November 21, 2012

M.I.A. Explores Inspiration Behind Next LP ‘Matangi’

M.I.A. was once deeply in love... with the Internet. Her 2010 studio album, /\/\/\Y/\, was the story of her painful breakup with the world wide…
By: Caryn Ganz / November 5, 2012

SPIN’s Best New Artists for November ’12

From a skittering crew of New York punk throwbacks to a hard-charging Philly rap phenom to a Stanford PhD candidate who also crafts elegant electronica:…
By: Caryn Ganz / November 1, 2012

Pink, ‘The Truth About Love’ (RCA)

Pat Benatar's reign lasted from 1979 to 1988; she had no worthy heir for more than a decade. But in 2002, Kelly Clarkson won the…
By: Caryn Ganz / October 5, 2012

Big Night for Billy Joel, New York, States of Mind on Fox

Two years ago, Billy Joel made it clear his opinion of Glee is a bit different than, say, the Foo Fighters'. "Take it,"…
By: Caryn Ganz / September 14, 2012

‘The X Factor’ Wants You to Think Britney Spears Is Mean

Aside from the adorably predictable morality plays The X Factor set up for us last night on its Season 2 premiere (vaguely racist white girl…
By: Caryn Ganz / September 13, 2012

Act of God: Madonna’s MDNA Tour Comes to Yankee Stadium

In a dramatic touch Madonna might have orchestrated herself if she could, tornados touched down in Brooklyn and Queens Saturday afternoon in the hours before…
By: Caryn Ganz / September 10, 2012

A Hopeless Place: The 2012 MTV VMAs’ Few Highs & Many Lows

Green Day start a fake riot! Calvin Harris gets grounded! Rihanna's crotch refuses to go un-patted! From Frank Ocean to Taylor Swift, relive the most…
By: Caryn Ganz / September 7, 2012

The MTV Video Music Awards’ 15 Biggest Mistakes

Honoring the Cars over "Thriller"? Betting big on Tokio Hotel? We track the show's most memorable missteps in its 28-year history.
By: Caryn Ganz / September 4, 2012

Watch Bahamas Cover ‘Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out’ While Reading a 15,000-Word Springsteen Profile

We know you've been meaning to get around to reading David Remnick's 15,000-word Bruce Springsteen profile in the New Yorker, which explores the…
By: Caryn Ganz / July 25, 2012

Madonna Exposes Nipple, Lady Gaga Suffers Concussion (In Unrelated Events)

How will Madonna and Lady Gaga manage to keep themselves in the news on tour overseas while Britney Spears is sucking up all the attentio…
By: Caryn Ganz / June 12, 2012

Run the World (Showgirls): Beyonce Gets Back to Business in Atlantic City

In 2011, Beyoncé put out a No. 1 album, shot and released a live DVD, and nearly broke the Internet by announcing her pregnancy, so…
By: Caryn Ganz / May 29, 2012

‘American Idol’ Shocker: Phillip Phillips’ Coronation Song ‘Home’ Doesn’t Suck

Every generation gets the Dave Matthews it deserves, and last night the latest version won American Idol's 11th season. Phillip Phillips, a handsome 21-year-old singer…
By: Caryn Ganz / May 24, 2012

Liz Phair Forced Us to Embed a Perez Hilton Video On Our Site

We can't say for sure why Liz Phair opted to premiere her new video for "And He Slayed Her" on the same website that preemptively…
By: Caryn Ganz / May 22, 2012

Santigold’s Killah Instinct

One morning in early March, Santi White was standing outside her Brooklyn townhouse, assessing exactly what some pesky thieves had just stripped from her Escalade…
By: Caryn Ganz / May 17, 2012

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