In which we discuss Frozen, Taylor Swift, the limits of empathy, the problem of happiness, and why we listen to sad songs over and over....more
Posts Tagged: Taylor Swift
Nothing much more needs to be said: At the Atlantic, “the author of White Noise reviews Taylor Swift’s white noise.”...more
It’s a truism among people who spend a lot of time online that you should never, under any circumstances, read the comments—especially not YouTube comments.
But when writer Mark Slutsky broke that rule, he found unexpected flashes of genuine emotion hidden in the cesspool of racial slurs and semiliterate rantings—memories of a deceased friend under a James Blunt song, for example, or a tribute to a young cancer survivor under her favorite Taylor Swift tune....more
From June through December of 2012, I kept a diary of musical impressions that didn’t develop into longer pieces....more