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DOPE Digest vol. 26 – Ariana Grande XMAS, Star Trek, Pusha T and More!

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors. Ariana Grande – Christmas & Chill EP syvo: Well, well, well- Merry Christmas! This is a fantastic little surprise. This past week, we read that Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” was somehow unseated this year (by a […]

DOPE Digest Returns! vol. 23 – Housewives, Bieber, Grimes & More!

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors.  Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 6 Trailer syvo: Yep, this is gonna be good. My only quesion is: “How good? Because I need to be really ****ing good.” Tweet

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 […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Ariana Grande – My Everything

As was made clear during this past Sunday’s VMAs, Ariana Grande has emerged this summer to be the principal beneficiary of the backlash against Iggy Azalea. Though I’ll always have a special, guilty affection for “Fancy,” its default designation as this year’s anointed summer anthem ultimately worked against it, condemning it to overplay and over-scrutinization by fans and […]

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 vol. 10 – Brooke Candy, Ariana Grande, and Cthulu!

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors.   Brooke Candy – “Opulence” Video syvo: The new song by Tumblr-chic rapper/superstripper Brooke Candy isn’t her best song ever, nor is it her worst. (Which is to say absolutely nothing.) Count me among the proud few fervently looking forward to […]