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By Caitlin Kelley Money is the cornerstone of any parasocial relationship. You become emotionally attached to a famous stranger. Next thing you know, you’ve joined a collective that pools the rent on their bedazzled tank or their at-home luxuries. But the intricacies of such a commercialized form of human connection translates to all kinds of…
It was a warm Easter morning under the soft blue skies at Coachella on Sunday (April 21) when Kanye West brought his Sunday Service to the yearly festival. The rapper's soulful and holy-themed event featured a plethora of artists – musicians, vocalists, and dancers, singing in great shouts to festival goers from atop a hill. West chose…
By Emily Reily Though it’s more commonly known as an insult to offend and degrade, in Missy Elliott’s capable hands, “bitch” means something far more positive: a freedom of expression and a symbol of empowerment. Elliott, who’s wielded the term like a jackhammer in her raps and throughout her career, pries the contentious word open…
It should have been obvious, given the way Lachlan Watson views identity, that Part 1 of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina showed but one piece of their character’s gender journey. Part 2 of the Netflix show also turned out to be Act 2 of the character's own opera, to borrow Watson’s terminology. In the second installment’s…
By Kat Bein Imagine growing up in southern California and heading to your first Coachella as a high-school freshman. You're a snot-nosed kid with indie-rock dreams jamming with your best friends, and at the malleable age of 13, you see The Strokes, Kanye West, Arctic Monkeys, Radiohead, and more. You fantasize for the next seven…