Internet Famous: Hank Green’s An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Internet Famous: Hank Green’s An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Roughly halfway through Hank Green's debut novel, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, protagonist April May steps back from her story of alien statues, cable news blowhards and contagious dreams to evaluate and identify the varying tiers of celebrity. It's an instructive moment that allows Green to examine his own position in the hierarchy of the famous [...]

Ownership & Identity: A Tale of Punk Rock, Hipsterism and Selling Out

Musicians just want people to hear their music. But it's rarely ever that simple. Musical culture dictates that all sorts of social constructs get laid over the top of who likes what, and which labels can be applied to which bands. If you can't think of any examples off the top of your head, let me point [...]