Pop Philosophy: The Subjective Abstractions of Perception, Echoes of “Virtual Insanity” Provide Visual Motifs for Ariana Grande’s “In My Head”

As Ariana Grande continues to infiltrate the world of high fashion on the heels of her campaign for Givenchy, a music video made especially for Vogue seems only natural as opposed to non sequitur. The song in question tasked for being rendered to video specifically for Vogue? Well, “In My …

Morrissey Makes Any Cover Maudlin: California Son (By Way of Manchester)

While it’s become increasingly impossible for people to separate Morrissey’s politics from his work, maybe it will soon also be impossible to separate his covers from that of others as a result of his twelfth record, California Son. Considering Morrissey’s longstanding affinity for Los Angeles (non)culture–hence the city’s undercover nickname, …

Taylor Swift Again Can’t Calm Down on Making Being Gay About Her in Video for “You Need to Calm Down”

The assumption that, “If Katy Perry and Taylor Swift can make peace with one another, so, too, can gays and homophobes” is the crux of Swift’s most standout visual from the video for her Pride-fueled “anthem,” “You Need to Calm Down.” Yet that doesn’t seem to stop any of the …

Murder Mystery: The Tourist Meets Ocean’s Twelve Meets Murder on the Orient Express in a Blender–And Also Rich People Do Fucked Up Things

Taking into account the ever-waning ability of audiences to digest the rom-com, Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler have reteamed after 2011’s Just Go With It to put the required veneer on it to sell genre: murder mystery. Hence, the title being straightforwardly that. With the tag line, “First class problems, …