Lauren O'Neill

Staff Writer

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

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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Big Brands Finally Understand What Vegans Want

For years we've been saying "fewer mushroom burgers, more cheesy pizzas". In 2019, we're finally getting somewhere.
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generation rent

We Spoke to the Legends Who Took Their Landlord to Court and Won

Ben Leonard, who recently won a court case against his landlord, told us how he and his housemates fought the system.
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Just a Few of the Lies Women Have Been Sold

From: you read too much into everything, to: you're definitely getting abducted at some point.
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Daisy Jones

I Interviewed Tan France and Then Queer Eye'd Myself

By following Tan's fashion advice, and imagining what the other members of the Fab Five would do for me, I transformed my life. Sort of.
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My Life in Vomits

Every experience is so unpleasant, they're impossible to forget.
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'Russian Doll' Is Necessary TV for Our Isolationist Times

The Netflix original show, starring and co-created by Natasha Lyonne, speaks to the power of bonding with others.
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