Reflecting on the “Scandalous” Ads For Gossip Girl on Its Ten-Year Anniversary

When Gossip Girl‘s first episode aired on September 19, 2007, the Bush-drenched United States could never have anticipated just how “scandalous” the ads promoting the show would be. Perfecting a marketing technique that Madonna had long ago established after her nude photos were published against her will in Playboy and …

Broad City Ribs Off Sliding Doors for Its 2011-centric Season Four Premiere

Who in New York isn’t constantly wondering what their life might be like if they hadn’t just missed the train–or, vice versa, missed the train to avoid that “sick passenger” that made their train ride a hellish nightmare? It’s such a plaguing philosophical question that it became the entire premise for Peter …

“White Mustang”: “Burning Up” Meets “Deeper and Deeper”

Because to be famous in the twenty-first century is to release little “teases” of your work on social media, most knew what to expect from the video for Lana Del Rey’s third single from Lust for Life, “White Mustang.” Revealing a scene of herself driving with that signature calm countenance …

On The Protect Yo Heart Graffito & Its Representation of Selfishness As A Defense Mechanism

The twenty-first century is no place to have feelings. Certainly not if you want to make it out of your twenties with any semblance of your mind and “sense of self” intact. With this in mind, “elusive” street artist UnCasso a.k.a. Uncutt Art—though how elusive is one, really, with only …