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Rated Reads this week takes at a look at a famous portrait photographer's stories, the needle drops on Euphoria and Yellowjackets, and the rise of trauma stories in pop culture.
Some of us pretty much missed the 90s, but there’s little avoiding that decade anyhow. Some of its biggest icons are still at the top of their game, and chief among them is Gwen Stefani, lead singer of No Doubt. Adam White at The Independent marks 25 years of the band’s hit single “Don’t Speak” and how Stefani has kept the messy brilliance going into the 21st century.
Were you, like me, sitting in awe at that first episode of Euphoria‘s second season and wondering how they managed to fit 31 famous songs into the soundtrack of every scene? Do you spend time concerning yourself with music clearance budgets, again, like me? Well, you’re in luck. Vogue has an interview with music supervisor Jen Malone, who’s been dropping the needle on banger after banger on hits like Euphoria and Yellowjackets.
More pop culture than ever is using the theme of trauma as a touchstone – whether it’s WandaVision, the new Halloween movies or Succession. But is the consistent use of the term beginning to devalue its meaning? Vox takes a deep dive into how analysis of trauma made its way into the cultural mainstream, and whether it’s an insufficient catch-all for a host of problems.
Anton Corbijn’s portraits of the likes of David Bowie and Virgil Abloh have made him famous over the past 30 years, and now he’s ready to spill some of the many stories that he’s collected over the years working with the biggest stars out there in an interview with The Guardian. Apparently David Bowie is lovely, which is a personal relief to me.