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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 […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Taylor Swift -1989

It would seem that the post-Gaga pop landscape has come to be characterized by a certain mediocrity, a plush inoffensiveness. Last Fall was dominated by the Miley-Gaga-Katy royal rumble of mainstreamed outrageousness, only to have Beyoncé retroactively deprive said matchup of any legitimate relevancy. With “Fancy” solidly (and mercifully) in the rearview, the only narrative we have […]

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 […]

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. 7 – TMNT, Gaga, Drake & More!

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trailer   syvo: YES! Everything about this movie looks incredible, seriously, but what I need to do is rant about how excellent the cast is. I’ve been excited for the movie ever since hearing Megan Fox was […]

SYVEREVIEW: Lady Gaga – ARTPOP

  The contrarian narratives that emerged from Gaga’s Born This Wayperiod were unfortunate. Many came to view the record as self-absorbed, patronizing, and just plain full of shit in its Messiah Complex posturing. Someone somewhere started the stupid “she’s just copying Madonna” thing (which this blog previously discussed and refuted), and the two colossal personalities publicly quarreled for […]