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Interview: Leanne Shapton

Object lessons
There are many end-of-relationship rituals.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  March 24, 2009


Interview: Joss Whedon

Cult of personality
When I first reach Joss Whedon — the director, writer, and producer who is perhaps best known as the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer — at his office at Fox Studios in Los Angeles, it's about 9 am his time, and it sounds as if I'd caught him before his coffee had kicked in.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  February 09, 2009


Review: Dollhouse

Joss Whedon continues to fight the darkness
Joss Whedon continues to fight the darkness
By: SHARON STEEL  |  February 09, 2009


Faking it

MTV's The City never gets real
if you were Whitney Port, the colt-legged, honey-haired, cow-eyed star of The City , you might not think that what Herman Rosenblat did was so terrible.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  January 06, 2009


Bad girls

Fashion deathmatches on Stylista and The Rachel Zoe Project
One of the accepted truths of the fashion world is that it’s utterly bizarre.  
By: SHARON STEEL  |  October 29, 2008


Cry babies

Teen talent wails on High School Musical: Get in the Picture
The top brass at Disney knew full well what they were about to unleash when the original High School Musical premiered on the Disney Channel two years ago.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  August 19, 2008


High-school confidential

American Teen is no wasteland
For many, senior year is your last chance to do what you really want without worrying about snap judgments or lasting repercussions.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  July 29, 2008


The way it is

Interview: Talking about American Teen
Nanette Burstein admits that “through the pain and torture” of high school, she was able to come to terms with who she was.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  July 29, 2008


Facebook phobia

Thought high school was bad? Social-networking sites jack up Web-era insecurities
It’s safe to say that Facebook is now an omniscient, all-powerful tool that, in some way, traffics in dirt on nearly everyone you know.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  July 16, 2008


Sigur Rós

Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust| EMI
Here, as on 2005’s Takk, Sigur Rós have chosen to distill their rapture epics into shorter, more accessible bursts of swelling beauty.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  July 01, 2008


License this!

There’s some Feist album left if anyone wants it
The living, breathing Holy Grail of contemporary music success stories has impeccably styled Birkin bangs and a floaty angel voice.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  July 01, 2008


Where’s Lindsay?

Dina and Ali work the Lohan brand
Dina Lohan and her 14-year-old daughter, Ali, made the rounds on the talk-show circuit last week to promote their new reality series, Living Lohan .
By: SHARON STEEL  |  June 02, 2008


Steam dream

Steampunk bursts through its subculture roots to challenge our musical, fashion, design, and even political sensibilities
The All-in-One Victorian PC is the perfect little black dress of computer modifications.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  May 19, 2008


Fashion gamut

SFD students strut their stuff
Near the end of the first act of the School of Fashion Design–run Collection 2008 show, I tensed in my seat, waiting for an emaciated little man in an unbelievably angular haircut to materialize from one of the wings of the stage and shriek, “Oh, no you didn’t!”
By: SHARON STEEL  |  May 08, 2008


Seven should-be habits of highly effective T-riding people

Keep your hands on the pole and not on your neighbor’s ass, bucko.
One person’s peaceful commute on the T is another person’s journey to the gaping maw of Hell.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  May 02, 2008


Bad news?

MTV puts out The Paper
“Basically, the state of the paper is that we’re screwed,” says a wry Alex, sounding for a moment less like an adolescent hack than someone who may well be defining the future of the industry.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  April 28, 2008


Drawing a bead on misery

Mission to Uganda
It’s not uncommon for documentary photographer Karen Sparacio to get phone calls from Uganda at 3 am.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  April 23, 2008


M83: Saturdays = Youth

Saturdays = Youth is M83’s version of a high-school yearbook — aural snapshots documenting gilded angsty awkwardness in all its glory.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  April 15, 2008


Told right

Sloane Crosley gets her cake
One thing is certain in publishing: your chances of survival in the industry are much better if you have a good sense of humor.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  April 07, 2008


Yael Naim

I can’t understand half of what Yael Naim is singing on her homonymous sophomore release, and her inscrutability only adds to her charm.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  April 08, 2008
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