Over 30 years into her career, Madonna is still acting like a virgin. “I’ve never performed in Brooklyn before,” she coyly told a sold-out crowd at the Barclays Center in Prospect Heights Saturday night. The Rebel Heart Tour, which kicked off in Montreal two weeks ago and landed in the borough for one night after two performances across the river at Madison Square Garden, is the singer’s 10th stage show. While she’s finally warmed up to her ’80s hits after years of ignoring all but a handful, she still insists on challenging her fans, who, I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised to see, are still dressing up like her. Only now it’s the men. Here are 10 other things I learned at the show.
Barclays Center (#1–10 of 5)
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Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion.
Google says boo.
William Friedkin’s top 10 Criterions.
The Village Voice hires Scott Foundas as principal film writer.
Ang Lee’s Life of Pi opens New York Film Festival.
David Edelstein and Bilge Ebiri tell you what to see at the New York Film Festival.
50 years after integration, Ole Miss grapples with history.
California law bans gay teen “conversion” therapy.
Cheers turns 30 and Cliff Clavin delivers his memories.
- alice guy
- ang lee
- barclays center
- bilge ebiri
- Brian De Palma
- daniel kasman
- david edelstein
- j.k. rowling
- Jay Z
- life of pi
- michael koresky
- michiko kakutani
- mitt romney
- New York Film Festival
- sasha frere-jones
- shari kizirian
- the casual vacancy
- yo la tengo
Bruce C. Ratner, the Brooklyn Nets, and the future of the Barclays Center, opening this Friday.
The Pink Panther actor Herbert Lom has died. He was 95.
Lil’ Wayne tops Elvis Presley’s Billboard record.
It’s a gif gaffe party: 33 informercial characters who need to get their shit together.
Movieline ranks the 22 Bond theme songs from worst to best.
Click here for a complete list of yesterday’s Emmy winners.
What does the Brooklyn of the new Barclays Center have to do with the Brooklyns of yore?
Village Voice Media’s last-ditch effort to save itself will probably fail.
Jonathan Alexander on the arts of HBO’s Treme.