Becca Rothfeld

Thank You Taylor Swift for Making It Cool for Women to Act Crazy
November 14, 2014

Invoking the motifs of Gothic romance only to smash them to bits with a golf club.

A Single Sound Brought Together Berlin After the Wall Fell
November 07, 2014

Worming its way into the ruins of a disjointed metropolis, techno capitalized on the general atmosphere of good-natured chaos that prevailed in the afterglow of reunification

Gone Girl's Feminist Update of the Old-Fashioned Femme Fatale
October 08, 2014

Commentators who charge Gone Girl with sexism or immorality make the mistake of assuming that its message is literal.

The New Fairy Tale Is Trying to Escape Its Past
September 23, 2014

How fairytale re-tellings betray their origins.

The Japanese Literature Trend That's Half Cupcake, Half Decapitation
August 05, 2014

A new novel shows the darker side of cute.

How Ravers Became the New Flower Children
EDM is the feel-good music of a new generation
July 26, 2014

How EDM became the feel-good music of a new generation.