"[Gaga Stigmata has] very modern, edgy photography to free flowing, urban narratives without censure to analytical essays, et cetera—like Gaga, imagination without ... limits. And the beauty is that anyone can submit work to the site, so artists and writers from all over the [world] have joined this experiment." -The Declaration.org

"Since March 2010, [Gaga Stigmata] has churned out the most intense ongoing critical conversation on [Lady Gaga]."
-Yale's The American Scholar

Monday, April 16, 2012


Coinciding with Lady Gaga's self-professed "period of silence," and as we go into rigorous revision and preparation of the Gaga Stigmata book for printing, Gaga Stigmata announces an official hiatus.

It's been over 2 years, 180 posts, 160+ critical essays, roundtable discussions, visual art, and creative written works produced as fast as the spirit of pop moves, 3 Stigmatavisions, press in every place from Salon.com to Yale's The American Scholar to enthusiastic tweets from Gaga's closest collaborators, countless sleepless nights, and boatloads of love and blood and blood and blood.

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to our intrepid Haus writers and our Creative Editor Sam Cohen, and especially to our loyal and enthusiastic readers.

Editors Kate Durbin and Meghan Vicks are still available for interviews or Gaga-related press inquiries via the Gaga Stigmata email, gagajournal@gmail.com. You may also contact us at kate_durbin@yahoo.com and meghan.vicks@gmail.com.

The journal will remain available with free access online for universities, scholars, and general readers.

Our book will be published in fall 2012. Announcements will be posted here, so stay tuned.

Please consider donating to the site if you've found this space to be a valuable resource, a cultural interruption that needed to be made, and/or if you'd like to see the site re-born. 

We are currently closed for submissions.

Kate Durbin & Meghan Vicks