Things you find when you're looking for something else entirely (Vol. 1, No. 1)

Michael Ignatieff, passing judgment on Madonna in 1994.

‘I don’t mind that I see her face on every magazine cover. I don’t mind that she is obscene. I don’t even mind that she can’t sing, can’t dance, can’t act and is none the less the most famous person on the planet. What I can’t stand is that she thinks she’s an artist.’

Discovered as an end note to this 2005 profile of the pop star.