Field Trip: “An Open Letter to Jennifer Lawrence’s Head” on The Style Con

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The following is an excerpt from “An Open Letter to Jennifer Lawrence’s Head,” now on The Style Con. 

It started slowly, a snip here, a snip there. Beachy blonde waves crept northward into pseudo-bob territory, gradually, insidiously, sneakily acclimating you to change. “Nothing to see here, people,” it said. “Move along.” And so we did, without question or criticism, distrust or suspicion. Until all of a sudden — BAM! — it’s all Rosemary’s goddamn Baby in this piece!

Jennifer Lawrence, what did you do?!

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Field Trip: “Did Rihanna Misappropriate White Culture?” on The Style Con

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The following is an excerpt from “Did Rihanna Misappropriate White Culture?” featured on TheStyleCon.com:

For the 9.9 million people currently following Rihanna on Instagram, her latest video for the track “Pour it Up” really isn’t anything new. Since she created the account, her fans have been treated to a full-frontal and all-access pass of her life, complete with private jet slumber parties, post-coital Chris Brown confessions, massive blunts, and a lot a lot a lot of posing in bikinis with her ass facing gamely towards camera. If someone had a gun to my head, I could probably pick Rihanna’s butt cheeks out in a lineup of 100 people. The same could not be said of her vajay, until now. After watching “Pour It Up,” I suddenly feel intimately familiar with Rihanna’s Viganna.

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Field Trip: “The Miley Cyrus Project” on Lady Clever

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The following is an excerpt from “The Miley Cyrus Project” as seen on Lady Clever back in June, 2013.

When the world first met Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana, with her mountain of highlighted hair, giant teeth, and a mouth full of y’alls, no one suspected that some seven years later they’d be watching her twerking in a unicorn suit, sporting a bleached blonde buzz cut and a smattering of tattoos, bizarrely center stage and more relevant than before. Seemingly overnight, Miley Cyrus has mysteriously acquired some sort of cool-kid street cred, transcending her previously marketed aw-shucks Southern sweetness, her father’s epic ‘90s mullet, and that “Party in the USA” song.

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In case you missed it… the pop star afterthought

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You can find a lot more of my writing these days of on other websites (I’m hoarding content for books these days, it seems). Check out my piece on the evolution of Miley Cyrus on Lady Clever. Excerpt below:

When the world first met Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana, with her mountain of highlighted hair, giant teeth, and a mouth full of y’alls, no one suspected that some seven years later they’d be watching her twerking in a unicorn suit, sporting a bleached blonde buzz cut and a smattering of tattoos, bizarrely center stage and more relevant than before. Seemingly overnight, Miley Cyrus has mysteriously acquired some sort of cool-kid street cred, transcending her previously marketed aw-shucks Southern sweetness, her father’s epic ‘90s mullet, and that “Party in the USA” song.

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