Lauren O'Neill

Staff Writer

Lauren O'Neill is a culture writer specialising in TV, music, books, millennials, and the internet. 


What It’s Like Working in a Hairdressers After Lockdown

With no clear directive from government, hairdressers and beauty technicians are forced to navigate staff and client safety alone.
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'Too Hot to Handle' Is the Sistine Chapel of Horny Reality Shows

Netflix’s latest dating format represents the new zenith of a genre we know and love.
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Emma Garland
the internet

Why Every Instagram Influencer Has That Same Big Grey Sofa

A sort of haute cat bed for humans, the Big Grey Sofa is a contemporary interiors phenomenon, jumping from reality stars' social media accounts into the homes of thousands.
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tv party

Charli XCX's New Netflix Show Sees Her Prime a Band for World Domination

'I'm With the Band: Nasty Cherry' fuses music documentary with reality TV.
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best of the 2010s

Jack Antonoff Is the Artist of the Decade

Love him or hate him, Antonoff’s prolific production work makes him one of the most notable artists of the 2010s.
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Noisey Cover Story

Matty Healy Isn't Shutting Up, Ever

The 1975 frontman, and Noisey Autumn 2019 cover star, invites us into his home and recording space as the band prepare for album number four.
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the internet

People Are Poking Holes in Influencer Tactics – What Comes Next?

After some big 'gotcha' press stories ran this summer, I went to an "influencer festival" to see how the industry may respond.
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What It Means to Be a Fangirl in 2019

VICE staffer Hannah Ewens' new book, 'Fangirls: Scenes From Modern Music Culture', hands the microphone to female music fans.
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VICE Does 'Love Island'

Every Thought I Had Watching 'Love Island USA' as a Brit

Something chilling about hearing an American say they're not putting all their eggs in one basket, if I'm honest.
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First Dates

I Took Eva from Charly Bliss on a Very Fancy Tea Date

We met up with the NYC alt-rock vocalist to talk musicals, Tinder, and terrible kisses. Oh, and there were tons of tiny cakes.
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Let's Hope the 'Killing Eve' BAFTA Wins Lead to More Diversity On TV

The hit BBC America series proves that TV by women is on the rise – now other marginalised groups must feel the benefit too.
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First Dates

A Pensive, Museum Date with Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker

As the Brooklyn band release their third album 'U.F.O.F.', I took Lenker to a slightly creepy childhood museum to talk tours, John Prine, and the intangible.
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