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ArCATypes: Shit Hit the Fangirl

Have you ever repeatedly Googled Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s GQ photo shoot? Do you frequently hashtag “#unf” when you reblog pictures of One Direction? Chances are, if you’re really into something, you’re a Fanperson. You know who you are, which is all of you. I would know because Ezra Koenig from Vampire
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ArCATypes: Sorry for Party Rocking

Now that you’ve come back from two weekends in a row of Coachella and blowing your college savings on, well, blow, it’s time to reflect on the Rock Star. I’m even drinking one as I write this column in the early hours past its due date. Um, I’m talkin’ ‘bout
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ArCATypes: Persona-fication

I know you’ve all stared at multiple Google image searches of Lady Gaga. And you’ve probably wondered, “How do famous people even exist?” Next to your everyday life of be-sweatpanted mediocrity, the fierceness of Gaga’s inability to wear pants seems mythical. It seems like artists are one-upping each others’ Personas
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ArCATypes: Soul Sistahs

If you’ve been living under a rock (-and-roll-soundtracked fortress with no Internet access), I will repeat the common knowledge that Adele has taken over the world. Homegurl’s got an endless supply of Grammys, No. 1 singles and tears from her fans. Then there’s the fact that I’m hitting some pretty
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ArCATypes: The Non-Punk’s Guide to Loving Punk Music

I spent my spring break reflecting on how I ended up with the aesthetic tastes upon which I plan to base my prospective career as a writer. I know, pretentious, right? This was partially due to the fact that I was unhealthily obsessing over Wavves and FIDLAR after seeing them
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ArCATypes: The perks of being a party pooper

For most of us, midterm season is an excuse to frown at each other so we can get some damn work done. That’s only natural when your brain is overworked and sleep-deprived with endless distractions looming in the way. But for some people, life is an excuse to be grumpy. And members of that latter group are probably Curmudgeons.
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ArCATypes: Ladypants

When I heard about that Vanity Fair story where Taylor Swift uses this quote — “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women” — against Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, I was all, “Oh no you did not!” That’s a bit harsh. Given Swift’s highly
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ArCATypes: And Best Speaker goes to …

Every year, dozens of these ceremonies pop out metal mini statues like popcorn — which would seem to devalue the act of being honored. But these ceremonies all culminate in the Oscars, which provides the ultimate form of career justification in the most widely consumed storytelling medium today.
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ArCATypes: Beying a diva

I guess you could say that I know a few things about divas. I got into Berkeley with an essay I wrote about dressing as a caricature of Gloria Gaynor while rocking my rendition of “I Will Survive.”
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