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Wednesday 8 March 2017
Music

interview: the future of mallrat

Samantha Armatys
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For those who aren’t familiar with Grace Shaw, aka Mallrat, the 18-year-old Brisbanite says her first EP sounds ‘like Lily Allen and All Day mixed together.’ With abundant wistful production and lyrics soaked in suburban drawl, her tracks are equivalent to a lazy QLD summer. Introversion, insecurities and the humdrum in-between moments become the focal…
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Thursday 26 June 2014
Celebrity Opinion

born to die: lana del rey and the romanticisation of dying young in celebrity culture

Ally Van Schilt
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Lana Del Rey is turning into one of the world’s biggest superstars with each passing day. Her music has been increasingly popular over the last few years, with the release of popular hit tracks including ‘Summertime Sadness’ and ‘Young and Beautiful’, the latter given even more of a boost of popularity given its eminence in…
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Tuesday 17 December 2013
Culture News

cultural appropriation and lana del rey’s tropico

Matilda Mornane
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Ah, another day, another celebrity using unfortunate cultural appropriation for their “work.” Last week, Lana Del Rey became the latest musician to feature some inappropriate references in her newest music video, which doubles as a kind of short film and goes for almost half an hour, Tropico. Now, don’t get me wrong. Spreading awareness of…
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Wednesday 15 February 2012
Culture Featured

culture valkyrie: why lana del rey cannot be a feminist role model

Freya Greenwood
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I really want to like Lana Del Rey. Partly, this is because of my fascination with how Lana-bashing has swiftly taken over from Zooey-bashing by the kind of boys who howl feverishly when realising that their manic-pixie-dream-girls are, in fact, manufactured-pixels-on-a-director’s-screen girls. Something about the horror delights me. Chicks with collagen-injected lips and personal stylists…
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