POP CULTURE

Culture

paris hilton is the greatest performance artist of our time

For the inaugural edition of Philippa Snow’s brand new column, TMZ Theory, she explores Paris's life as artistic performance, and examines the similarities between her and the singer/internet artist Naomi Elizabeth, who has perfected a pop bimbo persona.
Philippa Snow
5.16.19
Opinion

why can’t pop culture portray the period?

It's a vitally important narrative to normalise.
Laura Winnick
11.23.18
Culture

why do our brains love celebrity conspiracy theories?

Twitter threads, YouTube videos, Harry and Louis treatise on Tumblr. Today, alternative narratives about celebrities are circulating more quickly than ever.
El Hunt
11.11.18
News

zoë kravitz will star in a gender flipped 'high fidelity' tv series

Move over John Cusack.
Gemma Jordine
9.25.18
Music

cher: the ultimate pop culture outsider we still don't deserve

She will probably out live everything; her ABBA covers album could go either way and she owns more crystal-studded clobber than a rhinestone cowperson, so why is Cher kind of an outsider?
Nick Levine
8.23.18
News

as interview magazine closes, the internet says goodbye

Everyone from Marc Jacobs to Linda Evangelista pay their respects to the crystal ball of pop.
Mitch Parker
5.22.18
Arts

from dave navarro to rachel green, am schmidt understands the art of celebrity

We talk to the artist turning Jennifer Aniston’s denim vests and Dave Navarro’s modern art collection into an intelligent reflection on how we value art and fame.
Wendy Syfret
5.26.17
Think Pieces

how instagram, livejournal and pop stars taught us to talk about anxiety

From Selena to Zayn, we look at our changing attitude towards mental illness through a Valencia filter.
Wendy Syfret
9.8.16
Film

queering blockbusters: the case for giving captain america a boyfriend

The introduction of a queer character to the superhero movie cannon wouldn’t just be a win for diversity, it could also dispel deeply held and damaging stereotypes that haunt mainstream media.
Patrick Lenton
7.5.16
Think Pieces

why does everyone suddenly hate taylor swift?

As public opinion curdles, we ask how, when and why we fell out of love with pop's most divisive woman.
Wendy Syfret
3.3.16
Culture

caroline goldfarb is building an empire out of glitter and a love for z-list celebrities

“When I hear Tori Spelling, my brain goes into the space where it’s like, ‘That’s important! Write this down!’”
Wendy Syfret
2.25.16
Culture

meet the woman getting a degree in one direction

Dunedin student Millie Lovelock is exploring how young girls are figuring out their identities, finding acceptance and expressing their sexuality through fandom.
Sarah Gooding
2.22.16
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