Ryan Adams and Taylor Swift might make for a seemingly unexpected mashup, but the pairing isn't all that unusual. Girl Talk's Feed the Animals and Night Ripper brought together acts as seemingly incongruous as Notorious B.I.G., Aphex Twin, and Elton John to form something totally new and totally transcendent. Who knew that Dolla would bring out the best in Avril Lavigne?
I'm going to 'fess up to something that may sound strange coming from a 41-year-old woman: In the course of my recent divorce, I developed an affinity for Taylor Swift -- and I think she actually helped me weather the demise of my marriage.
Solely using this terminology, especially as a way to recruit new feminists, is contributing to the growth of white feminism: the exclusion of women who do not identify with the gender binary, non-Western women and women of color from the mainstream movement.
Shake it off is shorthand for her campaign strategy. In 2008, Hillary couldn't help herself from responding to Barack Obama's digs. Hillary allowed herself to get pulled into those jabs, but that's not going to happen again. She'll really shake that stuff off and stay on message.
Whether it's vaguebooking, subtweeting, or more obvious harassment tactics like stalking, impersonation and threats, none of them are appropriate ways to behave online and can have serious implications to those the attacks are directed towards.
The "newsfeed people" are perfect. How could you not compare yourself to them? They have it all: looks, love, fulfilling jobs (which usually consist of travel and occasional food/fashion blogging).
howing vulnerability does not make one weak, it shows others who are not yet to their strongest point yet, that anything is possible. The very basis of what every feminist needs to learn in her crusade for equality.
By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk The 2015 VMAs were predictably full of drama, forced tension, and jaw-dropping live performances--which was good or bad,...
Taylor Swift's video premiered to tremendous backlash with critics accusing Swift of racism and romanticizing white colonialism. Some fans argue that the depiction is true to the time period, others found the absence of people of color in a video taking place in Africa well...um, less than accurate.
An homage to a love triangle about white colonialists is going to present some, uh, challenges to an artist who just wants to make a three-minute music video to put on her VEVO page -- and Taylor Swift found that out the hard way. The singer debuted her vid for "Wildest Dreams" at the VMAs Sunday night, and even the most casual observer would have noticed that -- for a clip that's set in Africa -- it's about as white as a Sunday morning farmer's market.
In that moment of Minaj speaking out, she was not only silencing Cyrus and a system that has far too often told her to bite her tongue, but also the media for constantly being on the white side -- as opposed to the right one, the equal one.
Back when songs had creative lyrics and tunes were memorable, we turned up the volume on our record players and cassette tapes and sang along with the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, and The Beatles. Most of the summer hits from our childhood are still popular today.
San is an amazing artist. After connecting on Facebook, I was able to begin a fascination with his work. Vibrant watercolors popped up on his feed that mostly feature female celebrity or local character portraits.
Remember this time last year when your Facebook feed was littered with videos of friends getting doused with ice water to help raise funds for curing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)? One year later the #ALSIceBucketChallenge is back!
It was 3 a.m. and my cell phone was blowing up. The Twitter handle Twothousandswifteen was now following me. TaylorSwiftUpdates had favorited my tweet, with copious re-tweets by the likes of Tator Swift and Dazzling_Swift. Why the eff was I being digitally accosted by a gang of Taylor Swift devotees?
As the old saying about creativity goes, you can't break the rules until you know them. The same goes for culture. For a brand to employ culture effectively it needs to understand what 'codes' are out there, and which are most culturally salient in order to smash, break and combine them into something that is truly vibrant, new and culturally on point.