Kat George

Op-Eds

The Failure of Lady Gaga's Patriotic Rebrand

Now that we've had time to live with Lady Gaga's all American persona, can we all agree the pivot wasn't the best career decision?
Kat George
3.29.17
Op-Eds

Can Pop Music Thrive in Trump's America?

Ten days away from Donald Trump's inauguration, we consider the effects of a bigoted administration on popular culture.
Kat George
1.10.17
Op-Eds

Oops, She Did It Again: How Britney Spears Revived Peak Era Britney with Her “Slumber Party” Video

Her latest vid is an uncanny throwback. But is she rehashing the past or simply reclaiming her crown?
Kat George
11.30.16
Interviews

This Guy Is Teaching Syrian Refugees in Greece How to Make Electronic Music

We meet Gavin and his refugee collaborators in the camps in Ritsona to find out how making music with Ableton is making life a little better.
Kat George
10.10.16
Interviews

Girls Against: These Teens Formed a Group to Fight Sexual Harassment at Shows

Getting groped at gigs is not OK. We talked to the girls taking a stance against assault, victim blaming, and the culture of complicity. And they're actually getting somewhere.
Kat George
5.5.16
Internet Exploring

Britney Spears's Instagram Is the Most Joyful Thing on the Internet

Next month Britney will release her first single in a year, but in the meantime we've been enjoying unfiltered Insta-Brit—smudged mascara, inspirational quotes, pics of corn and all.
Kat George
4.18.16
Thinkpieces And Shit

Spread ‘Em, Ladies: How 90s Chairdancing Liberated the Female Crotch

The manspreading once reserved for dudes in music videos has been reclaimed over the years by female pop stars.
Kat George
3.23.16
Op-Eds

Madonna Pulls Girl's Top Down on Stage, Reveals Double Standards

When male singer's grind up on fans no one says a thing, yet after one slip of the hand Madonna's (again) labeled "a dirty old woman."
Kat George
3.19.16
What I Learned About Style…

What I Learned About Style From Destiny's Child's "Bootylicious"

The year is 2001, the pants are sitting far too low, Destiny's Child are still matchy-matchy, and yet Bey still crushed it with her foreshadowing of trends to come. Happy #FBF
Kat George
3.18.16
Op-Eds

The Changing Face of the Male Pop Star Heartthrob

What women are after, at least in their pop idols, isn’t the fantasy of a perfect body, but rather the articulation of the complicated language of emotion. And talent.
Kat George
2.24.16
Op-Eds

How We're Failing Kesha

The court’s rejection of Kesha’s injunction against Dr. Luke is a cold reminder that sexism in the music industry is deeply institutionalized.
Kat George
2.22.16
Op-Eds

Misogyny and Mr. West: Why I'm No Longer a Kanye Fan

There are much more crafty, interesting ways to be provocative than by trolling victims of rape, or attacking Taylor Swift or Amber Rose.
Kat George
2.12.16
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