From McGraw to Midnights: A Retrospective of Taylor Swift’s Album Eras and Aesthetics

When did Taylor Swift become Taylor Swift? It’s not an easy question to answer. Swift is the consummate skin-shedder, forever toeing the line between self-expression and self-creation. In this sense, she’s also the consummate millennial: taught from youth to craft a persona, only for human emotion to blow it up. The difference is Swift, unlike […]

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Midnights: An Analysis by Four Editors and Taylor Swift Fans

A new Taylor Swift album isn’t just something to listen to; it’s a piece of work to discuss, analyze, and dissect. With its numerous Easter eggs, it’s ripe for examination, but with relatable, memorable lyrics, it’s also a vehicle for self-reflection. In other words, a new Swift original doesn’t just stay between you and your […]

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What Price Hollywood: The Story of A Star is Born

Choose one film to represent the essence of golden-age Hollywood, and George Cukor’s A Star is Born could well be a contender. There’s the glamour of starpacked, floodlit premieres. There’s the sheer punch of Judy Garland’s own pedal-to-the-floor performance, as the band singer who’s taken up by booze-addled matinee idol James Mason, and hits the […]

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Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer Dine at Same Hollywood Hot Spot

Mega Jennifer Aniston‘s keeping her friends close and her exes damn near as close these days … this time it’s John Mayer. “The Morning Show” star dined out Thursday night at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Hollywood, where she likely crossed paths with her old flame. They were spotted leaving the popular restaurant just moments […]

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