The Its Her Factory 15th Anniversary Zine

The Its Her Factory 15th Anniversary Zine

This blog is 15 years old in 2024. To celebrate, I’ve compiled a zine that includes some of this blog’s most popular and/or important posts alongside new commentary on each post and an introduction. It’s 97 pages long and available…

Atmospheric Phenomenologies, Vibes, and Algorithms

This is an excerpt from the last chapter of GOOD VIBES ONLY. It zooms in on Marina Peterson’s Atmospheric Noise and Eric A. Stanley’s Atmospheres of Violence to examine how critical phenomenology can contribute to a critical analysis of the…

Why are young men veering to the ideological right? Don’t blame women or feminism; blame capitalism

This image from the Financial Times went somewhat viral at the end of January 2024. It shows that across the Global North, young women are trending exponentially to the ideological left and young men are trending exponentially to the ideological…

Pitchfork, "bro-ified" alt rock radio, and structural issues in the financialized media industry

Pitchfork, “bro-ified” alt rock radio, and structural issues in the financialized media industry

On January 17, 2024, news broke that the leading anglophone music publication, Pitchfork, was getting folded into parent company Conde Nast’s flagship men’s vertical, GQ. Many venerable music journalists were laid off, and with this publication’s demise only months after…

Sympathetic vibration, Helmholtz, and normative listening

This was originally published on June 6, 2022 on my Substack newsletter. I’m republishing it here to get this post on my platform. (Never trust platforms you don’t own.) If you would like to support the work I do (I don’t…

How to write an intro paragraph for an academic essay

This was originally published on January 7, 2022 on my Substack newsletter. I’m republishing it here to get this post on my platform. (Never trust platforms you don’t own.) If you would like to support the work I do (I don’t…

Musical Genre Is Not Disappearing

This was originally published on March 16, 2021 on my Substack newsletter. I’m republishing it here to get this post on my platform. (Never trust platforms you don’t own.) If you would like to support the work I do (I don’t…

Zayn’s “Vibez,” vibe neoliberalism, & sexuality

This was originally published on February 19, 2021 on my Substack newsletter. I’m republishing it here to get this post on my platform. (Never trust platforms you don’t own.) If you would like to support the work I do (I don’t…

What is a vibe?

This was originally published on January 29, 2021 on my Substack newsletter. I’m republishing it here to get this post on my platform. (Never trust platforms you don’t own.) If you would like to support the work I do (I don’t…

Copyright Vibes

This was originally published on January 11, 2024 on my Substack newsletter. I’m republishing it here to get this post on my platform. (Never trust platforms you don’t own.) If you would like to support the work I do (I don’t…