Par for the Course (Or, How Your First Celebrity Crush Never Dies)

This entry was originally written in response to the “nostalgia” prompt on Femsplain. A few weekends ago, the first person I ever told my mom I wanted to marry — Justin Timberlake — played in the annual celebrity golf tournament that’s been held in my hometown ever since I can remember. I got a text from my best friend…

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So, about 5 Seconds of Summer

I can’t believe I’m writing this post. Actually, that’s not true. I can. I can definitely believe that I’m taking time out of my week to sit down and write a blog post about four boys from Australia who’ve opened for One Direction and are sending the punk community into a tailspin. You’ve probably heard…

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Album Review: One Direction, Midnight Memories, 2013

The first time I listened to One Direction, it was when Up All Night shot to #1 in the U.S. in its first day of sales. I’d seen the boys on my Tumblr dash for a while, but never paid particular attention to them. I listened because I was curious, because I didn’t understand how…

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Album Review: Little Mix, DNA, 2012

In February, Payge wrote a post for Velociriot! about the return of girl power pop music. The post was Freshly Pressed — a shining moment for her, the site, and the post itself. The post was essentially about powerful women in music who empower young girls and women with their music. A large portion of the post…

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New to me music: Cher Lloyd

Okay, so Cher Lloyd isn’t exactly “new”, to me or otherwise. But the category seemed appropriate, given that I just realized how great she is. The 19 year-old English singer-songwriter and model is a former “X-Factor” contestant and she’s been on the charts since her first single, “Swagger Jagger”, was released in 2011. But although she’s…

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