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Q: When will Madonna stop being relevant? A: When we stop asking if Madonna's still relevant.

Mark Kemp, Creative Loafing, 14 November 2012

WHEN MADONNA drolly announced to fans packed into the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 24, that "we have a black Muslim in the White House", the shit hit the fan. It was as though the nation's culture vultures had suffered another case of pop-cultural amnesia. This is Madonna, after all. And Madonna will be Madonna.

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