Emilie Friedlander

Emilie Friedlander is the editor-in-chief of THUMP. 

Essays

Is Grimes Really Making 'Silicon Valley Propaganda'?

She says 'Miss Anthropocene' is about making "climate change fun"—and she can't stop talking about her hopes for an AI-driven future. But she might just be playing with our perceptions.
Emilie Friedlander
4 days ago
Essays

Welcome to Neo New York, Where Everything Feels Old School but Isn't

From retro slice shops to the Safdie Brothers, the greatest city in the world is becoming homesick for itself.
Emilie Friedlander
2.13.20
The Truth and Lies Issue

Why People Post Fake News

When it comes to the stories we share on the internet, the line between empirical truth and emotional truth can be extremely hard to parse.
Emilie Friedlander
3.15.19
Features

Don Buchla's Modular Revolution, Remembered by Suzanne Ciani

"The Buchla is a living thing."
Emilie Friedlander
6.29.17
THE SALUTE YOUR SHORTS ISSUE

Janet Mock Knows Trans Activism Is Not Her Only Legacy

And her latest memoir is just the beginning.
Emilie Friedlander
5.31.17
Features

These Syrian Pop Songs Will Melt Your Heart, According to Omar Souleyman

"This music is never listened to by educated people from the cities."
Emilie Friedlander
5.15.17
Features

Inside 'Walk For Me,' a Heart-Stopping Film About Motherhood in Ballroom Culture

A narrative short by director Elegance Bratton about finding family on the dance floor.
Emilie Friedlander
3.29.17
Dancing VS the State

Welcome to Dancing vs. The State

A THUMP series on the relationship between nightlife and law enforcement.
Emilie Friedlander
3.6.17
The Music Issue

Teen-Focused App Musical.ly Is the Music Industry's New Secret Weapon

How America's favorite lip-synching video app is disrupting the way music marketing works.
Emilie Friedlander
9.28.16
ANOHNI

ANOHNI Releases Video for 'Hopelessness' Track "Crisis"

If you ask us, it's contains one of the most moving crying fits in music video history.
Emilie Friedlander
9.9.16
Features

We Crunched the Numbers and Electronic Music Festivals Still Have a Gender Equality Problem

An illustrated breakdown of male and female musicians on 24 different lineups.
Emilie Friedlander
7.14.16
crate expectations

Ellen Allien Takes Us Through the Songs That Have Soundtracked Her Life

In our first Crate Expectations playlist, hear the first song the DJ loved and the last one she likes to hear before bed.
Emilie Friedlander
6.13.16
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