• annabelle woodward

    redneck heartbreak

    in defense of swift and the grand ole genre

    November 15, 2017
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    One warm afternoon in the fall of 2008, my best friend Alex and I lay spread-eagle on the trampoline in her backyard and stared up at the cloudless Virginia sky. Taylor Swift’s “Hey Steven” played from the tinny speakers of my LG Chocolate Slide. We were two starry-eyed, self-involved preteen girls coming of age in […]

    The Art is in the Artifice

    What Finstas Reveal about the Tech Age

    October 20, 2016
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    According to Urban Dictionary, a Finsta is defined as “a fake Instagram account, so one can post ratchet pictures without persecution from sororities, jobs, and society as a whole.” Sure, Urban Dictionary might not be the most reliable of lexicons, but it does do a good job contextualizing the strange movements and obscene slangs that […]

    it started with a swan

    the inflatable pool toy craze

    September 22, 2016
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    Have you seen the shapes inflatable pool toys are taking these days? And the preteens that are posing with them? It seems like every zoo animal under the sun has been caricatured and set adrift in infinity pools across America. And not just real animals—fictional animals, too! Animals we wish were animals. From Montauk to […]