Hello and welcome to the *new* RE/VISIONIST! As a matter of form, let me first note that my co-editor Caroline and I are beyond stoked to present the very first (and very fabulous) issue of this year’s line-up.
You may have noticed some changes, both in content and format. Please consider these a good thing. While the appearance is different, the underlying core values of RE/VISIONIST have not been altered. We are still fully committed to generating a full and multidimensional feminist dialogue.
That being said, welcome to our Pop Culture Issue! No doubt, many will question this choice of topic arguing that it is shallow, inconsequential and without any redeeming academic value. Some would likely even go so far as to say that the culture surrounding the female pop music star is inherently anti-feminist. It is with these beliefs in mind that our contributors this month have come up with some counter-arguments and points of debate which shed new light on how we view female pop musicians, but also how we should view the gaze that surrounds them. The pieces featured in this issue put forth ideas that help foster a contemplation of whether we should reevaluate, and in fact, re-value female pop musicians.
We love this issue, and hope you will too! If nothing else, maybe it will pique an interest here and there in Britney Spears’ latest record (and Beyonce is nothing to sneeze at either). Enjoy and thank you for joining us in this venture!
All the best,
(and Caroline. xx)
The Pop Culture Issue:
- FEATURE~ Deep Play: Katy Perry and the Revenge of the Candy Ravers
- BRITNEY: A MANIFESTO an editorial by Caroline Biggs
- Beyonce: A Visual Essay X John Walker
- Ten Questions by Caroline Biggs (with Priscilla Murolo and Rona Holub)
- LISTEN!: New Music from Hawley Shoffner
- Thoughts on the ‘Reality’ of “Jersey Shore” from K. Reece
- intercontinental Musings X Kelly Banbury
- “I liked you better before” poems by Jamie Agnello inspired by “Chuck Bass”