On Urban Outfitters Selling A “Vintage” Kent State Sweatshirt

Urban Outfitters has never been known for staying within the limits of good taste. From t-shirts that say “Eat Less” (which isn’t really that offensive if you’re not, to borrow a phrase from Cher Horowitz, “a total heifer”) to board game knockoffs of Monopoly called Ghettopoly, the hipster/millennial wet dream …

Kanye West Doesn’t Care About Handicapped People–But That Doesn’t Make Him A Bad Person

Kanye West’s latest controversy is one of his biggest since the infamous “George Bush doesn’t not care about black people” comment. This time, the media has vilified him for his so-called callousness toward two fans in attendance at his concert in Sydney, a woman with a prosthetic leg and a …

The Philosophy of Moving To the City and Thinking It’s Going to Solve Your Suburbia Problems, As Explained by High Fidelity

There’s a dangerous belief people who feel trapped in suburbia have: That if they leave for the city–whatever that nearest metropolitan city may be–their life is going to be so instantaneously improved that they’ll never again have to do anything involving effort to make it better again. This is a …

Do the Loose-Fitting Clothes of Monica Vitti’s Character in L’Eclisse Represent a Loose Moral Compass?

It’s clear when watching Monica Vitti on screen that she’s one of those beauties who you have to acclimate yourself to, the type who becomes more beautiful the longer you look at her. In Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1962 film, L’Eclisse, Vitti embodies the insecurities of her character, Vittoria, primarily through her …

Britney Predicted Being Cheated On With “Perfume”

Arguably the sleeper hit of Fall 2013, the Sia-penned track “Perfume” appeared on Britney Spears’ eighth album, Britney Jean. In the wake of the revelation that Spears has once more been fucked over in matters of the heart, “Perfume” takes on a whole new prophetic meaning as a result. Spears, …