How Jake Ryan Ruined My (And Every Other Heteronormative White Woman’s) Life

What amount of ink hasn’t been spilled over the oeuvre of John Hughes and his many-splendored universe of characters? There has also been no shortage of backlash and vitriolic criticisms of the auteur’s work, mainly discussing his tunnel vision of depicting only exemplars of white privilege (Ferris Bueller, in particular, …

Charli XCX’s “Famous” Video: A Disturbing Snapshot of Modern Life

Charli XCX, who has become something of a video maven over the past year, has yet to disenchant us with her song narratives. The latest single from Sucker, “Famous,” doesn’t disappoint either–even if the message is highly sobering/disturbing. Moreover, it’s far more original than XCX’s last video, “Doing It,” featuring …