The original queen of pop talks to Vanessa Grigoriadis about inspiration, aging, motherhood and why she refuses to cede controlThe night before the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas in May, Madonna was sitting in the arena attached to the MGM Grand hotel, staring at a double of herself. The double, who was standing on the stage many yards away, was younger and looked Asian but wore a similar lace minidress and a wig in Madonna’s current hairstyle, a ’30s movie star’s crimped blond waves.“It’s always the second person with the wig — she wants to see it,” a stage designer said, adding that when she makes a decision, she is definitive.Madonna was observing Madonna to make sure Madonna was doing everything perfectly. Up on the stage set of a funky urban street with lampposts and a tiled bar, the double hit her marks and held a fist up to her mouth like a faux microphone for a rendition of “Medellín,” the on-trend, Latin-inflected … [Read more...] about What next for Madonna?
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Day One 07:00 – 10:00: Take in the best view of the Kremlin from Zaryadye “Soaring” bridge in Zaryadie Konstantin Kokoshkin/Global Look Press The new Zaryadye Park is located by the Kremlin walls and is one of the most popular places among tourists these days. While it’s basically impossible to get inside without running into a crowd at most times of the day, your best bet is to arrive as early as possible and head for the “soaring” bridge. Here you’ll have the best view of the Kremlin that the city has to offer. It’s also a great place to start the day. On your way there, you stop off on Red Square and admire St. Basil’s Cathedral. Metro station: Okhotny Ryad, Teatralnaya and Kitai Gorod 10:00 – 11:00: Eat breakfast at Dr. Zhivago restaurant This famous restaurant is located on the ground floor of the National Hotel and has windows facing the Kremlin. The menu includes modern takes on … [Read more...] about 24 or 48 hours in Moscow: Where to go and what to do in 2019