‘Game of Thrones’ Characters As Things That Are Happening This Spring

Game of Thrones is a cool show. It’s a fine show. I watch it. You probably do too. Did you ever wonder what would happen if you tried to match Game of Thrones characters with other relevant content? I wonder this all the time. But instead of just picking one… [Read More]

Pop Culture Winnows Out the Chaff

I have this friend* who, in response to anything she finds extra, vehemently asserts, “girl, do less. Just do less.” Though our friendship is rather nascent—we originally became friends drunkenly bonding over Kanye and grapefruit beer Homecoming weekend, as one does—she has had a sizable effect on both my Weltanschauung† and vernacular…. [Read More]

Wale, Kanye, and the Design of Things

Back in November, the Washington Wizards announced that D.C. native (and grandmaster of the sports reference) Wale would be the team’s creative liaison for the current 2014-2015 season. While the rapper’s FG% has been questionable over the last year or two when it comes to rap relevancy, that’s neither here… [Read More]

Irreconcilable Love or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Kanye and Taylor at the Same Time

I love Venn diagrams. I’m serious. Ever since I was a little girl, I have been fascinated by extremes, poles, definitives, bests/worsts, and blacks/whites. Never mind the emotional and personal challenges this all/nothing paradigm has created in my life—what is this “gray area” you speak of, pray tell?—focus instead on… [Read More]

Living in a World Where Kanye May Drop an Album at Any Time

We are currently living in a world where any second Kanye West could spontaneously drop his 7th album. It could be any moment. You could be sleeping, or on a run, or in a park or a Trader Joe’s line, or maybe playing with your little baby cousin who doesn’t… [Read More]

Fixing a Leak: On Falling In Love With an “Unreleased” Song

In the information age, a problem has arisen. Your favorite artist’s new song leaks. It’s only a few seconds, was likely recorded by a phone in somebody’s pocket, and is barely audible. You don’t have much of a choice. You find a way to put it on your phone and listen… [Read More]

Which Rapper Should Kendall Jenner Date?

It seems like the most important Kardashian of the next ten years will be Kendall. The biological offspring of Kris and Bruce, Kendall’s upside knows no bounds. What Kendall will do, one can only speculate. Figuring out who she will date, however, is a bit easier. With Kim and Khloe… [Read More]

Kanye in GQ: Changing the Dad-Wear Game

Some call it Normcore, others “Seinfield chic,” but I simply call it dad-wear. You know the style when you see it: standard no-name jeans and a tucked oxford, to say the least. Maybe even toss on some ugly New Balances or boat shoes. I don’t care who are or what… [Read More]

A Confederation of Kanyes

There are countless ways to talk about Kanye West in 2013. There’s egoism, the bravado, the fashion. You can talk about the music, the “rants” or Kim Kardashian. Kanye isn’t a sentence, he’s a conversation. But no matter how the conversation starts, whether it be Kim, Taylor or Jimmy, it… [Read More]

How To Sub-Tweet across Social Media

Sub-tweeting is arguably the most important communicative currency we have in 2013. We could spend hours debating about what constitute a sub-tweet, but for the sake of brevity here is the urban dictionary definition: The shortening of “subliminal tweet” which is directly referring to a particular person without mentioning their… [Read More]