Aladdin Sane Called. He Wants His Lightning Bolt Back: On Lady Gaga

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Dery_Bad cover“How not dumb is Gaga?,” asked the New Yorker music critic Sasha Frere-Jones, in the first flush of Gagamania. Almost exactly a year later, his question still furrows the American brow. Okay, I’ll bite: Not? As in: Not in the least not dumb?

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University of Minnesota Press Podcast

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