Field Trip: “Love, Labor, Lost: Run-ins with Exes” on Lady Clever


The following is an excerpt from “Love, Labor, Lost: Run-ins with Exes” as seen on Lady Clever:

Of course tonight. Of course now. After two years of seeing him in showrooms and resigned to occupational silence, pressed up against a wall in a dress I do not own. After two years of dressing up, walking out, hoping to run into him so that I could have a voice when I was free to. Now is when I see him, when I’m storming away from the bathroom with a white shirt covered in red wine and the giant word LOVE. Of course tonight. Of course now.

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Field Trip: “Did Rihanna Misappropriate White Culture?” on The Style Con

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The following is an excerpt from “Did Rihanna Misappropriate White Culture?” featured on

For the 9.9 million people currently following Rihanna on Instagram, her latest video for the track “Pour it Up” really isn’t anything new. Since she created the account, her fans have been treated to a full-frontal and all-access pass of her life, complete with private jet slumber parties, post-coital Chris Brown confessions, massive blunts, and a lot a lot a lot of posing in bikinis with her ass facing gamely towards camera. If someone had a gun to my head, I could probably pick Rihanna’s butt cheeks out in a lineup of 100 people. The same could not be said of her vajay, until now. After watching “Pour It Up,” I suddenly feel intimately familiar with Rihanna’s Viganna.

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Field Trip: “The Miley Cyrus Project” on Lady Clever

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The following is an excerpt from “The Miley Cyrus Project” as seen on Lady Clever back in June, 2013.

When the world first met Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana, with her mountain of highlighted hair, giant teeth, and a mouth full of y’alls, no one suspected that some seven years later they’d be watching her twerking in a unicorn suit, sporting a bleached blonde buzz cut and a smattering of tattoos, bizarrely center stage and more relevant than before. Seemingly overnight, Miley Cyrus has mysteriously acquired some sort of cool-kid street cred, transcending her previously marketed aw-shucks Southern sweetness, her father’s epic ‘90s mullet, and that “Party in the USA” song.

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Field Trip: “Why We Need Fiona Apple” on The Style Con


The following is an excerpt from my recent piece “Why We Need Fiona Apple” on

“Get healthy – we want to see you in 10 years!” someone recently shouted from the audience of a Fiona Apple concert in Portland, to which the singer retorted, “I am healthy! Who the fuck do you think you are?” (Fiona, as we all know, has a well-documented history of engaging with the Fourth Wall, including her infamous “This world is bullshit” speech at the ’97 MTV VMAs, as well a recent tirade against an irreverently noisy fashion crowd at a Louis Vuitton event in Tokyo). Though the sentiment that evening was perhaps well intentioned, this person – in my humble opinion – is a fucking moron. If Fiona Apple hasn’t died yet, she’s probably not going to die anytime soon.

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