[CULT TALK] Christopher Owens Isn't All That Tragic, Really

[CULT TALK] Christopher Owens Isn’t All That Tragic, Really

The world is constantly taking me by surprise. (I say “oh” a lot more than most people). Take Christopher Owens for example. The former Girls front man is steeped in his own mythology, which alternately positions him as a tragic hero who overcame the adversity of a difficult upbringing (Owens...
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[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN] Artist Brendan Donnelly

[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN] Artist Brendan Donnelly

The only thing I hate more than reading about art is writing about art. I should probably use some words like post-internet and self-referential and anti-something, but I don’t know what any of that means. I do know that Brendan Donnelly is a demented fuck hiding in the body of a Connecticut WASP  with the...
[CONFESSAY] The Devil Poops in Prada

[CONFESSAY] The Devil Poops in Prada

Everybody poops. Even long-legged women wearing Comme des Garçons and Prada and silver stilettos with square emoji blocks on them. This is something you learn early on, and must navigate with grace and poor taste jokes when you work in the fashion business, in an office that is staffed predominantly with women. Fact: women in...
[TRUE STORY] The Time Tim Presley of White Fence Met Jackson Browne

[TRUE STORY] The Time Tim Presley of White Fence Met Jackson Browne

One time Tim Presley (currently of White Fence fame) met Jackson Browne. Here’s what happened: I was at the LA Airport and I saw him at the gate giftshop…I had a couple friends who had lived on Laveta Terrace in Echo Park and it was rumored that JB lived there in the 60s. So I...
[FOMO-GRAPHS] FYF FEST Part 2 Ft. Haim, The Strokes, Mac Demarco, and Joanna Gruesome

[FOMO-GRAPHS] FYF FEST Part 2 Ft. Haim, The Strokes, Mac Demarco, and Joanna Gruesome

Our pal Leonard Drorian went to FYF Fest this past weekend and took these lovely photos of Haim, The Strokes, Mac DeMarco, and Joanna Gruesome for us. We went to FYF Fest and drank a lot of Apple-Ahhh-Ritas (they were free okay?). Yasi also did a podcast for Nasty Gal with Joyce Manor, Mac, Alanna...
[FOMO-GRAPHS] FYF FEST Part 1 Ft. Ty Segall, Grimes, Julian Casablancas, And More

[FOMO-GRAPHS] FYF FEST Part 1 Ft. Ty Segall, Grimes, Julian Casablancas, And More

Our pal Leonard Drorian went to FYF Fest this past weekend and took these lovely photos of Ty Segall, Grimes, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, Interpol, and Albert Hammond Jr for us. We went to FYF Fest and drank a lot of Apple-Ahhh-Ritas (they were free okay?). Yasi also did a podcast for Nasty Gal...
[CULT TALK] Girl Tears: A Feel Good Story

[CULT TALK] Girl Tears: A Feel Good Story

(photos by Alice Baxley) I met Skrillex once and he was the nicest person on the entire planet. Just genuinely warm, kind, and humble, even though he is like the third highest paid DJ in the world and could probably sell out the entire city of Las Vegas. This is really not hyperbole. I think...
[BEST VIDEO EVER] Pink Mountaintops ft. J. Mascis "Shakedown"

[BEST VIDEO EVER] Pink Mountaintops ft. J. Mascis “Shakedown”

  This video new video from Pink Mountaintops has everything a good video should have: a beautiful girl (played by the lovely and talented photographer Mandy-Lyn), cool special effects, a train, Pac-Man, and double-vision J. Mascis. In short, it is awesome but you will know that as soon as you use your eyeballs to watch...
[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN] The Coathangers

[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN] The Coathangers

(photos by Jayne Min) I’ve already written extensively in praise of The Coathangers (like HERE and HERE and HERE and also HERE), and have let my single white female tendencies shine bright like creepy, adoring diamond, so I won’t blather on anymore here except to say this: The Coathangers, with their well-crafted punk songs and...
[BEST SONG EVER] Charli XCX "Break The Rules"

[BEST SONG EVER] Charli XCX “Break The Rules”

  Before I dish on how much I love Charli XCX’s new track “Break The Rules,” let’s just agree to agree on how pathetic it is that I, a painfully (err gainfully) employed 28-year-old woman, feel a deep and meaningful connection to this rebellious anthem for back to school blues. Okay, now that we’ve established...
[BEST VIDEO EVER] The Mystery Lights "Flowers In My Hair, Demons In My Head"

[BEST VIDEO EVER] The Mystery Lights “Flowers In My Hair, Demons In My Head”

  I watched this Mystery Lights video a few times this past weekend and really enjoyed it (whilst concurrently storing some of the images for future nightmares) but last night I went to see Counting Crows (yes really) and it was glorious (yes really) and psychedelics (maybe) so now I’m not really in the correct...
[FOMO-GRAPHS] Burger-A-Go-Go Polaroids

[FOMO-GRAPHS] Burger-A-Go-Go Polaroids

“When it comes to music, the all-girl concept is great in theory, but can also easily go the way of Lilith Fair real fast if not executed properly. But in the case of this past weekend’s Burger-A-Go-Go, the female-centric festival put on by cult Southern California label Burger Records, awesomeness definitely prevailed.” You can read...
[CONFESSAY] My First Ever Tinder Date Took Me To Skid Row

[CONFESSAY] My First Ever Tinder Date Took Me To Skid Row

Listen, I’m pretty much the definition of low-maintenance.  My last boyfriend considered romance to be dining in at McDonalds.  I’ve been taken on a date to the 99 Cents Store, and even had a boy make a quick stop at a Coin Star so he could convert pennies to dollars to pay for our pizza...