Mariah Carey

Judge Not: How the Celebrity-Industrial Complex Is Eating Its Tail
January 18, 2013

The problem with the many, many celebrity judges on reality TV talent searches.

"You Might Even Say It Blows!"
December 21, 2012

Have we reached the end of the pop Christmas canon?

Tony Bennett Duets
September 16, 2011

A musical duet is no less susceptible to power dynamics than any other intimate collaboration between two partners. In creative terms, someone is usually on top. Even when figures of virtually equal standing join up, as Kanye West and Jay-Z did recently with their extravagantly produced and even more extravagantly hyped match-up, Watch the Throne, it’s usually clear that one—in this case, Kanye—exerted more influence, if not quite dominance, over the other.