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 …

Lana Del Rey’s Method Increasingly Channels Madonna’s

The comparison of Lana Del Rey to Madonna isn’t necessarily a likely one–especially considering Del Rey’s largely tween/Tumblr fandom has little respect for any god Del Rey doesn’t unwittingly sanction in her oeuvre. But at last night’s sixtieth annual Grammy Awards, LDR showed herself to be a savvy practitioner of …

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. …