One is obsessed with Ugg Boots, the other with Tevas, but both are examples of locating “cool” in unexpected places.
When art mimics life, what should we be allowed to get away with?
Today’s music artists are finding creative ways to resist being reduced to an SEO-friendly headline.
The British pop singer says his sexuality is a “non-issue,” but what does that do for the queer community?
Emilie Friedlander reflects on how cyberbullying, freedom of speech and page views share an uneasy relationship in the digital age.
As a new site professes to connect musicians to “influencers” for a fee, Emilie Friedlander wonders what’s been lost in the democratization of music.
Like Odd Future before them, Swedish rap crew Sad Boys have built a cult fan base. But what they’re selling is bafflingly familiar.
Emilie Friedlander on how the power of voyeurism can yield surprising results.
Emilie Friedlander on what the mega-successful, 18-year-old haul vlogger tells us about the female condition today.
In the second installment of her new column, Emilie Friedlander charts the demise of America’s snobbiest video store.