Alternative Yet Edgy Playlist

Arts Playlist: Songs for When Someone Hands You the Aux And You Want To Seem Alternative Yet Accessible

The faint smell of cultural superiority is clogging everyone’s lightly made-up pores, and Top 40 tunes will indubitably get you uninvited from all such parties in the future.

Tessica Brown video screencap

What the Hell Happened: The Gorilla Glue Girl Saga

Tessica Brown's story of using Gorilla Glue Spray Adhesive to style her hair stunned the internet.

Britney Spears

Framing Britney Spears as the Popstar Within Every Girl

"Framing Britney Spears” is a deep-dive into Britney J. Spears’ struggle to be accepted while the world frantically obsesses over ...


What the Hell Happened: The Family Drama Behind Timothée Chalamet’s Super Bowl Commercial

At the Super Bowl, a Cadillac commercial based on “Edward Scissorhands,” starring Timothée Chalamet, alongside original cast member Winona Ryder, ...

Phoebe Bridgers Smashing Guitar

Unpacking the Genius of Phoebe Bridgers’ SNL Performance

When Phoebe Bridgers smashed her guitar on SNL, expectations were blown into sparks, quite literally. But ultimately, it wasn't the ...

Super Bowl LV Pepsi Halftime Promo Poster

Blinded by the Motion Sickness

Super Bowl LV Halftime Show viewers witnessed an entire retrospective of Abel Tesfaye’s transformation into the Weeknd.


What the Hell Happened: J-Lo Throws Jewelry, Her Public Image In the Sand

Jennifer Lopez recently came under fire for attempting to start a TikTok-esque challenge. The premise of the #LoveDontCostAThingChallenge? Throw your ...

JoJo Siwa

Rainbows All The Way Down: JoJo Siwa and the Art of Joy

Joelle Joanie Siwa announced to the world (or, well, to TikTok) her membership in the LGBT+ community.


An Inauguration Singalong: How Sweet the Sound

President Joe Biden’s inauguration day was packed with powerhouse musical moments. The first two verses of Garth Brooks’s “Amazing Grace” ...

Donald Trump Pardons Rappers

Trump Pardons Kodak And Tunechi And Suddenly Everyone Cares

Although the decision to pardon the rappers may seem odd, the resulting controversy quickly became part of a much more ...

Bernie Sanders and John Harvard Statue

‘I am once again asking’: The Adoring Memeification of Bernie Continues

Bernie in the chair at the inauguration blew past memes out of the water, spawning endless tweets.

Ethan Fields '22

In an Internet Culture Defined by ‘Listenability,’ Ethan Fields Chases Sound that Lasts

At first glance, Ethan Fields '22 resembles the quintessential American adolescent — but the Harvard junior also boasts nearly 400,000 ...

Amanda Gorman at Inauguration

Amanda Gorman Is Young and Remarkable, but Why Are We Surprised?

Young adults have been meaningfully sharing their emotions, thoughts, and ideas through stanzas long before Gorman’s inaugural address dominated headlines.

Inauguration Day 2021

Yes, Those Inauguration Coats Were Intentional

One’s sartorial decision is quite intentional — as was clear at the Inauguration.

Vice President Kamala Harris Vogue Cover

The Debate on Vice President Kamala Harris’s Vogue Cover

On Jan. 19, Vogue announced Vice President Kamala Harris as its February 2021 Cover Star, leading to intense backlash on ...

Armie Hammer

Male Fantasies, Male Fantasies: Unpacking the Armie Hammer Scandal

Armie Hammer has become the latest Hollywood actor to be at the center of a sexual abuse scandal.