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Girltalk: Amandla Stenberg vs Tavi Gevinson

January 25, 2014

The new issue of Dazed and Confused mag is out, and is aptly tited GIRLS RULE THE WORLD. The issue is incredible, and I was lucky enough to moderate a conversation between Tavi Gevinson and Amandla Stenberg for its glossy pages. You can read the article below. (More content from the issue to come soon, including a #deep convo between Petra Collins and I.) At 17, Tavi Gevinson is already the queen of today’s girl-power intelligentsia. She rose to fame…

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Be Here Nowish: Behind the Scenes

December 9, 2013

I wrote this article about Be Here Nowish, the upcoming web show that I’m very excited to be a part of, for the December issue of Dazed & Confused! Pics by Henrique Plantikow. Trailer at the bottom of the article. New age culture is hella popular these days. Everywhere you go someone’s talking about what cleanse they’re on, their recent Peruvian ayahuasca retreat or how you just have to meet their shaman. The new web show Be Here Nowish taps…

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a rock’n’roll chronicler and a wild young artist compare notes

October 6, 2013

The article below was originally written by me for the current issue of Dazed & Confused: The best music photographers have the extraordinary ability to make you wish you were there. Brad Elterman rose to fame in the late 70s by doing just that. Then a wide-eyed young Los Angeleno, Elterman was one of the pioneers of backstage and paparazzi photos of rock stars, instinctively taking candid, behind-the-scenes snapshots of everyone from Bob Dylan to the Sex Pistols at a…

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Interviews, Sex + Love Advice

Dating 101 with Marsha Rowe: Cheating Questions

August 9, 2013

Pic by Coco Young Last week I published an interview with feminist icon Marsha Rowe, where she and I talked about the history of feminism, body image and porn. However, during our original conversation, Marsha and I also talked a lot about relationships, specifically about cheating and non-monogamy. I didn’t include that bit of our convo in the original edit, just because the interview was already really long (Marsha, being very wise, just said too much good stuff to fit…

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Talking Feminism with Spare Rib editor Marsha Rowe

July 30, 2013

Marsha Marsha Marsha Marsha Rowe is a feminist icon. In 1972, she and pal Rosie Boycott founded Spare Rib, a feminist magazine based in the UK that went on to become a bible of second wave feminism. Marsha was the magazine’s first editor and oversaw all of its radical glory; it was the first magazine to talk about female sexuality, it was frank, funny, intellectual, and it had the mission of making living conditions better for women. Spare Rib (get it?) ran until ‘93,…

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Everyone Loves Solange, Duh

January 18, 2013

Everyone loves Solange and everyone knows “Losing You” is the greatest song we’ve heard in the past year. Could her voice be any more dreamy? Could her clothes and hair be any cooler? Could her dance moves be any more simultaneously sexy and unintimidating? (It’s nice watch her and think, “I could do that,” even though we obviously couldn’t.) GOD, she has everything. Also, “Losing You” was written by Dev “Blood Orange” Hynes, one of my BFFs, who is often…

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Cindy Gallop: The Santa Claus of Good Sex

January 14, 2013

I recently interviewed the amazing Cindy Gallop who founded Make Love Not Porn! This originally appeared in Dazed mag. <3 Cindy Gallop wants you to have good sex, like, for real. In 2009 the New York City-based advertising executive gave a four-minute talk at a TED conference that became one of the event’s most talked about presentations. “I date younger men, predominantly men in their 20s,” was her opening line, and she went on to discuss the obvious influence of…

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Interviews, Rants, Feelings & Opinions

Murder in Robin Hood Hills

December 31, 2012

I recently got to speak with Damien Echols of the infamous “West Memphis Three,” following his release from death row. It was such an honor, as I’ve been following the WM3 through the various documentaries made about their case for years now! Below is an article I wrote about Echols for the current issue of Dazed and Confused magazine. In order to paint a picture of Damien Echols’ character, you need only look at the footage of him, aged 19,…

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Keizo Kitajima: Snapshots of the City

December 16, 2012

All images by Keizo Kitajima I recently had the pleasure of interviewing the iconic Japanese photographer, Keizo Kitajima, for Dazed and Confused mag. I’m a huge fan of his work, and regularly use his seductive, gritty black-and-white images of urban life to illustrate posts on this blog (as you may have already recognized), so I was extremely excited to chat with him. After our convo, I converted his part of the interview into a chronological oral history. And thus, below…

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The Age of Iris

November 8, 2012

Photography by Jeff Bark, styling by Robbie Spencer   I interviewed the incredible Iris Apfel for the cover of this months issue of Dazed and Confused!   “I want to make something clear,” says Iris Apfel, one Sunday afternoon in Manhattan. “Fashion is not my trade and it’s not my life. I don’t live to get dressed. I think getting dressed is wonderful and I love it, but there’s a whole big world outside of the closet.” Apfel, now 91,…

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