The One-Oh

The One-Oh: Festival Fashion

The One-Oh: 01. COS curved-hem t-shirt in yellow 02. Nike Free TR 5 Print 03. Patagonia Barely Baggies shorts in Bermuda Curacao 04. Supergoop! CC cream 05. Marmot PreCip jacket in pop green 06. COS denim-look shirt dress 07. Fresh Sugar Rose Extreme tinted lip treatment sunscreen SPF 15 08. Chaco Z/1 Unaweep sandal in black 09. Patagonia Barely Bra in Tyrian 10. Chaco ZX/2 Unaweep sandal in crops

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Whose Bass Is It Anyway? (Or, The Problem with Pop’s Empowerment Anthems)

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This article was originally written as a producer piece for Things Not Seen.

This summer, a wave of up-beat, supposedly empowering pop songs came out. A similar outpouring of self-esteem boosting anthems happened in 2011, with Lady Gaga’s “Born this Way,” Katy Perry’s “Fireworks,” and Pink’s “Perfect.” The music industry has apparently discovered that inspiring confidence is profitable, but like anything that is created to be sold, the message of these songs is often corrupted.

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