Jessica Machado: Falling Behind the KardashiansSeptember 2014
American Empires: In defense of Rob Kardashian, and turning your back on the family business.
Matt Lombardi: George W. Bush, Sated ArtistApril 2014
What does it mean when a president, a professional athlete, or a movie star needs to paint?
Leah Carroll: They Wanted Beautiful, Gorgeous ThingsJune 2013
The teen crime ring that robbed Hollywood’s starlets, and the infinite media loops who love them.
Andrea DenHoed: A Year of Amanda F***ing PalmerMay 2013
Self-expression, self-promotion, and fan-participant culture via the divisive musician and artist of “asking.”
Teddy Wayne: The Celebrity MachineApril 2013
The author of The Love Song of Jonny Valentine talks to Matthew McAlister about the publishing industry, narrative forms, and the nature of child stardom in the digital age.
Leah Carroll: Beyoncé and the Real GirlFebruary 2013
How do you solve a problem like Beyoncé? With her autobiography pic and some drag artists from the ’80s.