Lauren O'Neill

Staff Writer

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

Beauty

What It’s Like Working in a Hairdressers After Lockdown

With no clear directive from the UK government, hairdressers and beauty technicians are forced to navigate staff and client safety alone.
Lauren O'Neill
7.13.20
police

What Might Happen If Police in the UK Were Defunded

We speak to a sociologist, campaigner and criminal justice expert about how police defunding and abolition would work in London and beyond.
Lauren O'Neill
6.10.20
Television

'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.
Lauren O'Neill
Emma Garland
4.21.20
the internet

Why Every Instagram Influencer Has That Same Big Gray Sofa

A sort of haute cat bed for humans, the Big Gray Sofa is a contemporary interiors phenomenon, jumping from reality stars' social media accounts into the homes of thousands.
Lauren O'Neill
1.31.20
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.
Lauren O'Neill
11.13.19
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.
Lauren O'Neill
11.12.19
PROFILES

Matty Healy Isn't Shutting Up, Ever

The 1975 frontman invites Noisey into his home and recording space as the band prepares for their fourth album, 'Notes on a Conditional Form.'
Lauren O'Neill
10.24.19
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.
Lauren O'Neill
5.16.19
First Dates

A Pensive Trip to the Museum 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.
Lauren O'Neill
5.1.19
New music

Kitty Levels Up What Synth Pop Can Mean on 'ROSE GOLD'

The prolific musician and producer's new full length release is personal, accomplished, and a seemingly total realization of her vision.
Lauren O'Neill
4.9.19
Interviews

Ex Hex's New Album 'It's Real' Is a Nostalgia Trip Towards the Future

We speak to frontperson Mary Timony about the Washington D.C. band's ambitious second project.
Lauren O'Neill
3.25.19
New music

Weyes Blood's New Track "Movies" Finds Humanity In Contradictions

As on much of her upcoming album 'Titanic Rising,' "Movies" sees Natalie Mering dealing with the wider world's impact on her emotions.
Lauren O'Neill
3.20.19
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