Deep Play: Katy Perry and the Revenge of the Candy Ravers by Brian Donovan

{Brian Donovan is a cultural and historical sociologist, author of White Slave Crusades: Race, Gender, and Anti-Vice Activism, 1887-1917, and an associate professor of sociology at the University of Kansas.} Cultural sociologists theorize that musical likes and dislikes tells us more about the listeners than anything inherent in the music. The music we adore mirrors and creates a lifestyle, or habitus, that we share with … Continue reading Deep Play: Katy Perry and the Revenge of the Candy Ravers by Brian Donovan

BRITNEY: A MANIFESTO by Caroline Biggs

{Caroline Biggs is a graduate student in Women’s History at Sarah Lawrence College, fashion addict, pop cultural junkie, and girl-about-NYC.} Britney Spears changed my life. At first, this sentence may seem absurd to you for reasons including (but not limited to): 1. I am nearly 30 years old, 2. It is 2011, 3. I am an educated, self-described feminist, as well as an art, music, … Continue reading BRITNEY: A MANIFESTO by Caroline Biggs

Listen: Hawley Shoffner

{LISTEN!} I first met Hawley Shoffner when I was an undergraduate at the University of Kansas. I was always the loud, boisterous, blonde at the party and she was the cute, stylish, brunette (rumored to be a near-prodigal musician). All I knew was that she had a ukulele, a love of old Hollywood, and quite the soft spot for Veruca Salt. Needless to say, I … Continue reading Listen: Hawley Shoffner

intercontinental musings X kelly banbury

Kelly Banbury is a visualist, culturalist, and globe-trotter. She will be sharing personal photos from her side of the world exclusively for RE/Visionist every month.  Jenny Holzer’s Art Car at Munich’s BMW Museum is adorned with the statements “Protect Me From What I Want,” “Lack of Charisma Can Be Fatal,” “The Unattainable Is Invariably Attractive,” and my personal fave, “You Are So Complex You Don’t Respond to Danger.” … Continue reading intercontinental musings X kelly banbury