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Category Archives: DOPE Digest

DOPE Digest Vol. 22 – Christmas Edition! w/ Ariana Grande, New Found Glory, Sufjan Stevens and MORE!

Ariana Grande – Santa Tell Me     BK: This video is kuh-yute, with a capital ‘KUH’. They seem to be going for some of the homemade charm that made the original ‘Call Me Maybe‘ such a hit, and it works pretty well (though I think the outtakes don’t do her any favors to dispel […]

DOPE Digest vol. 21 – Star Wars, Taylor Swift, Drake and MORE

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Trailer syvo: OK everyone, don’t eeeeeven front. This trailer had you pumped. Even if you think the “broadsword” lightsaber design is stupid (well, it kinda is), even if you’re one of those people with nothing to say about J.J. Abrams other than “lens-flare,” even if you were put off by […]

DOPE Digest vol. 20 – Eminem, Zola Jesus, Run the Jewels and MORE

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors.   Eminem – “Guts Over Fear” feat. Sia syvo: Hmm. Not sure I’m a fan. I was thrilled to see these two forming a kind of bleached-blonde duo, but disappointed with the sappy, self-serious delivery, mostly on Eminem’s account. I’m publicly […]

DOPE Digest vol. 19 – Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX, Ariana Grande and MORE!

 DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors.  Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda” Video syvo: Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” video emerged this week as the necessary X-rated complement to Taylor Swift’s G-rated play. Swift’s essentially conservative enterprise acknowledged sexual performativity as inherent in female pop identity while functioning primarily to distance her from it. Nicki […]

DOPE Digest – EMERGENCY Taylor Swift Edition

In this special EMERGENCY edition of DOPE Digest, the team weighs in on a particularly urgent cultural development…    Taylor Swift – “Shake it Off” Video syvo: The only thing truly interesting about this week’s new Taylor Swift song/video is how completely mundane it is. The song is OK, but not what I look for in […]

DOPE Digest Vol. 18 – Demi Lovato, Jeezy, and Stephen Hawking!

 DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors. Demi Lovato feat. Cher Lloyd – “Really Don’t Care” syvo: This video came out a few weeks ago, and I must say: this song is pretty much everything I want in a summer jam, guys. I feel like this should […]

DOPE Digest Vol. 17 – Beyonce, The Giver, Young Jeezy and MORE

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors. Beyonce and Nicki Minaj- Flawless remix caroline: Unless you live in North Korea, you’ve no doubt  heard or read about this Bey/Nicki remix released this past week. It’s not the very best remix I’ve ever heard, but let’s be honest – […]

DOPE Digest 16 – Hilary Duff, Big K.R.I.T, Birdman and MORE!

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors. Hilary Duff – Chasing the Sun BK: As if we could start this Digest any other way. Hilary Duff is back with her first track and video in six years with ‘Chasing the Sun,’ and I couldn’t be happier. Yes […]

DOPE Digest vol. 15 – The Weeknd, Blake Lively, and MORE!

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors.   The Weeknd – “King of the Fall” syvo: I loved The Weeknd’s last album, but I’m not sure I’m nuts about this song. There’s somewhat of a fine line between the Weeknd as brooding, emotionally thoughtful creep and the Weekdnd […]

DOPE Digest Vol. 14 – Batman v. Superman, Terry Gilliam, and Weird Al!

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors. Batman v. Superman photo BK: #swoon. Henry Cavill is back in the first photo from Zac Snyder’s Batman v. Superman. After the box office success of Man of Steel, it is not too surprising that this photo from the sequel keeps […]