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 …

John Mahoney Is Not the Dad From Frasier, He’s the Dad From Say Anything…

It’s generally accepted that anyone who watched Frasier (and especially anyone who still watches it) is kind of a fucking weirdo. Not “sophisticated” like Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) and Niles (David Hyde Pierce), and not ever “blue collar” like Martin, but just a bit of an odd bird. That being said, the …

The Selling of a Myth That Can No Longer Be Bought: The 2001 Britney Spears Pepsi Commercial & Justin Timberlake Reemerging in the Present

With Justin Timberlake set to perform at this year’s fifty-second Super Bowl, the usual unquenchable thoughts of his long ago defunct relationship with Britney Spears have been cropping up with news of her re-teaming with Pepsi for a commercial that pays tribute to her iconic “Joy of Pepsi” and “Now …

24K Magic: A Patrick Bateman-Tailored Song Buttressing an Album of the Year Win in A Trump Reign

Patrick Bateman is the figure–the monster masquerading around as a sentient human being–that perpetually seems to crop back up in modern life, no matter how much an emblem of the decade of excess he was originally intended to be by Bret Easton Ellis. Patrick Bateman is modern life in all …

Awards Shows Continue to Suffer the Girls Effect (& Only Blue Ivy Seems to Notice)

Like a time when a woman could live scot-free in exchange for being verbally abused and cheated on, it’s hard to imagine an era in which awards shows offered any form of glamor and/or entertainment. While the 60th Annual Grammys were certainly more “woke” than the Golden Globes claimed they …

Dawson’s Creek Interpretations That Try Too Hard to Fit the Political Mold of Now on Its Twentieth Anniversary

With a number of “celebratory” “think pieces” out at the moment about Dawson’s Creek in honor of its twentieth anniversary, the current climate of needing to make everything about female agency is saturating retrospective interpretations of the show. One analysis in particular by Constance Grady for Vox attempts to make Joey …

Dancing to Phil Collins With Duct Tape: The Patrick Bateman/Andrew Cunanan Connection

As we enter further into the psychotic, drug-addled brain of Andrew Cunanan with each new episode of The Assassination of Gianni Versace, one can’t help but find some rather overt parallels between the man of many masks and the ultimate authority on masks (both metaphorical and skin care-related), Patrick Bateman. …