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DOPE Digest Vol. 33 – Beauty & the Beast, Charli XCX and MORE!

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors. Beauty and the Beast (trailer) BK: The most popular trailer in the world had to make our list this week, and I will admit that I got a little tingly once that piano played over the opening shot of the 3D Magic Kingdom. This movie […]

DOPE Digest vol. 32 – Snowden, Charli XCX, Rihanna & More!

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors.  Snowden (movie trailer) BK: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Nic Cage in the same movie? It’s like Christmas coming early! I’m not a huge Oliver Stone fan and I’m even less of a fan of the voice that JGL uses throughout the trailer/movie, but I […]

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 […]

FIELD TRIP: Charli XCX at Webster Hall 10.7.2014

On October 7th, Charli XCX played to a sold-out crowd at Webster Hall. With her sophomore effort Sucker due to drop in just a few months, I went into this show considering the fact that as a mainstream pop singer she’s entering a certain kind of make-or-break moment in her career. There’s something about Sucker that feels pivotal, and this […]

All the Indie Ladies: Emerging Subcategories of Women in Indie Music

Until this point, my presence at Syvology has largely focused on my enduring enthusiasm for female pop superstars. However, my true specialization lies within another subgroup of musical acts, broadly defined as the “solo alternative female artist” or perhaps the colloquial “weird alt chick.” Tweet

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. 9 – Lana Del Rey, Eli Roth, Charli XCX & more!

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors.   Lana Del Rey – “West Coast” syvo: I am getting seriously pumped for Ultraviolence. Initially, Lana Del Rey’s full length follow-up  to 2011’s Born to Die was supposed to drop in May, but apparently the release date has been pushed back indefinitely. In the meantime, […]

DOPE Digest vol. 4 – Transformers! Ellie Goulding! Broken Bells! And much more…

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors. Broken Bells – Holding on For Life syvo: So I saw this on at the gym the other day, and was like, “Hey! That’s Kate Mara.” It made me really want House of Cards back. The video is actually pretty […]