If Lana Del Rey Can Put A Car Into Space, So Can Elon Musk

In 2015, on the day of Lana Del Rey’s “High by the Beach” single release, an interview detailing her passion for the work of Elon Musk and SpaceX seemed almost antithetical to this end of the summer lament, all earthen yearnings (specifically for what weed enthusiasts like to call “the …

Keep Your “Supplies,” Or: What the Fuck is Justin Timberlake Doing?

With what will soon amount to five albums in sixteen years, former boy band staple Justin Timberlake has never bothered to get very political, relying instead on those classic motifs that made the likes of Elvis Presley and Ricky Nelson so “dreamy”: talk of love. Whether new love, love gone …

Whether Miami, Tokyo or London, Taylor Swift’s “End Game” Video Is An Attempt to Channel “Carefreeness”

As Taylor Swift continues to retool her “reputation” to her advantage by becoming more of a bad girl, it seems the video for “End Game” is attempting to channel the ultimate in such terms, user name-wise: @badgalriri. Re-teaming with director Joseph Kahn (who was responsible for the heavy in ripoff …

Madonna’s Art Curation Influence on Mass Culture via the Music Video

  They say the true mark of wealth doesn’t begin until you can afford to start art collecting. One could argue, however, that Madonna unwittingly began her connoisseurship in the field when she struck up a romantic dalliance with then mere “street artist” Jean-Michel Basquiat. During the course of their …

Better Off Dead: “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” & What It Says About Projecting Expectations Onto A Lover

Maybe there’s something to the necrophiliac’s fetish for the corpse. Of course, like all things perverse, this predilection tends to be most commonly found in men and their love of a girl they can really mold into their own. But no matter one’s gender, it’s rather understandable that there’s far …

“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 …