Douglas Greenwood

Pop Is Not A Dirty Word: Admit it, teenage girls are the best A&Rs in the game

Egotistical label bosses, A&Rs and even journalists will take credit for any pop star's success if you give them the chance. We all want...

Pop Is Not A Dirty Word: Hyperactive influencer/dancer/pop star JoJo Siwa will terrify you – unless you’re born after about 2005

It's two in the morning and I'm so deep into a YouTube hole that I can't find my way back out. There's a video...

Pop is Not A Dirty Word: Beyoncé is a big cat in The Lion King – how very apt

In 2019, Queen of "Is There Anything She Can't Do?" Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is a big cat, and it suits her. There are few animals...

Rosalía at Somerset House review – the making of a new kind of megastar

It feels like the cobbled courtyard of Somerset House might crumble into the Thames. On stage, a 25-year-old woman with the pop world at...

Pop Is Not A Dirty Word: In a Pride month already marred by pain, Muna’s return is life affirming

Pride month has barely even begun, yet I already feel like I'm watching its so-called power and influence swirling down the sinkhole in the...

Pop is Not A Dirty Word: K-Pop powerhouses Blackpink are the antidote to everyman pop stars – and they’re gonna conquer all

I have an infection, but it's not the gross, throat-coaty-phlegmy kind you might expect. It started a while ago, when I first heard the...

Pop is Not A Dirty Word: Natalie Portman’s new film paints a monstrous picture of the pop industry – but how true is it in...

The fact that director Brady Corbet's last film, The Childhood Of A Leader, portrayed a fascistic figure from his younger years to his reign...

Marina – ‘Love + Fear’ review

Marina Diamandis has a habit of ushering in new musical eras with red herrings. After a three-year hiatus that almost prompted her to give...

Pop is Not A Dirty Word: Why I reckon Shawn Mendes is the Gen-Z Bruce Springsteen

"You'll never see him in a venue of this size again,” a friend of mine says, approximately 10 minutes after Canadian pop-rockstar-du-jour Shawn Mendes...

Pop Is Not A Dirty Word: why I danced on my own at a Robyn gig

"Ugh, that shit's so gooood!". Across the stage of the legendary L'Olympia in Paris, Robyn writhes on the ground as the carnal vocal samples...
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