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17 Shakespeare Plays Summed Up by a Single Taylor Swift Lyric

By Emma W.February 25, 2016

Shakespeare is everywhere. I mean probably 99% of the idioms that leave your mouth on any give day were coined by a dude who wore a frilly collar and wrote with a quill pen. Seriously. Laughing stock, one fell swoop, wild-goose chase, full circle, mind's

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17 Shakespeare Plays Summed Up by a Single Taylor Swift Lyric

Uncomfort Food (With The Smiths)

By Vitoria BasFebruary 16, 2016
It's February. It's cold & grey & gloomy. There's only one thing to do: tuck into some of your favorite comfort foods, and WALLOW. We're pretty sure Morrissey would agree (just don't tell him about the chicken wings).  More  →
Uncomfort Food (with The Smiths)

Find Your Valentine's Anthem: Slow-Dance Jams of the 2010s

By ziggykelsmanFebruary 11, 2016

We could argue that the '90s or even the early aughts were the slow jam’s true golden age, what with the multitude of weepy Coldplay singles or powerhouse diva scorchers from Alicia Keys and Mariah Carey.  Truth be told, it’s hard... More  →

Find Your Valentine's Anthem: Slow-Dance Jams of the 2010s

Why David Bowie Was So Important

By Vitoria BasJanuary 15, 2016
R.I.P. David Bowie, 8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016.  More  →
Why David Bowie Was So Important

Beyond MONSTER MASH: A Halloween Dance Party Playlist

By ziggykelsmanOctober 30, 2015
You’ve got your hot cider brewing. Your apples are bobbing. Your candy piles are stacked. Your cobwebs are lovingly placed in each and every corner of the room. All that’s missing from the set of your happening gathering of ghouls is a Halloween playlist. Here are 25 tra More  →
Beyond MONSTER MASH: A Halloween Dance Party Playlist

19 Things Taylor Swift and Ryan Adams Have in Common Besides 1989

By ziggykelsmanSeptember 28, 2015
Ryan Adams’ excellent cover of Taylor Swift’s 1989 has the media talking about how wildly different the two musicians are. But after a thorough forensic investigation, we found that Taylor and Ryan have way more in common than anyone would have thought!1. Country music r More  →
19 Things Taylor Swift and Ryan Adams Have in Common Besides <i>1989</i>

Ryan Adams Covered Taylor Swift's 1989 in its Entirety and We're Going Bonkers Bananas

By ziggykelsmanSeptember 24, 2015
Rock 'n’ roller, avid social media user, and cat enthusiast Ryan Adams surprised fans and the public-at-large with the announcement that he’d be releasing not one or two Taylor Swift covers, but covering 1989 in its entirety. Swift reacted with her usual... More  →
Ryan Adams Covered Taylor Swift's <i>1989</i> in its Entirety and We're Going Bonkers Bananas

"Don't Drag Me Down," by One Direction: A Close Reading

By Emma W.September 8, 2015
In case you've been at the beach or ON THE MOON for the past three weeks, um, PSA: One Direction dropped an end-of-summer single with an astronaut-themed music video that will have you fantasizing about making out in a no-gravity zone for the rest of September. I'm... More  →
"Don't Drag Me Down," by One Direction: A Close Reading

Playlists of Famous Authors (Vol. 2)

By ziggykelsmanAugust 6, 2015
In the second installment of our Famous Author mixtapes, we're getting this literary party started with everyone from Jane Austen to John Green. Admit it, you've always wanted to do the Watusi with Aldous Huxley. More  →
Playlists of Famous Authors (Vol. 2)

Playlists of Famous Authors (Vol. 1)

By ziggykelsmanJuly 30, 2015
"Virtually every writer I know would rather be a musician.”―Kurt Vonnegut We're really glad Kurt Vonnegut ended up a writer (even though he probably would have been a killer lyricist), but point taken! Musicians and authors have a special relationship (and we're not jus More  →
Playlists of Famous Authors (Vol. 1)