Halftime Show Review: Reduce, reuse, recycle, Rihanna?
The Super Bowl Halftime Show is the zeitgeist of our time — the last true spectacle that can provide years of conversation fodder for people with even the tiniest pop culture inclinations. In September of last year, when Rihanna, one of the biggest artists of all time, was announced as the Halftime Show performer, I thought it was going to be the performance of a lifetime. However, if you saw my Instagram story the night of Feb. 12, then you know that I was severely disappointed by her performance. The long-awaited comeback of the artist with nine Grammys and 14 number-one hits felt less like a crowning achievement and more like a kiss goodbye to any dreams of Rihanna one day returning to her musical glory.