This week’s issue of Time Out New York features a total BFF fest — Lena Dunham is interviewed by best friend and “Girls” showrunner Jenni Konner, and spends a huge chunk of that interview gushing over pal Taylor Swift. So much girlfriend love! A snippet of the conversation: Keep reading »
There are a lot of things to find disconcerting about John Boehner, and about Republican politicians in general. Their weird hang-ups about gay people and birth control, their whole creepy Scrooge McDuck “screw the poor” vibe, the way they want to pretend racism doesn’t exist anymore so that they don’t have to hear anyone complaining about it … but there is nothing–I tell you nothing–more disconcerting than a Republican trying to be hip and with it. It’s just wrong. Keep reading »
Taylor Swift has a habit of sending surprise gifts to her fans, and her latest recipient received a check to help pay off her student loans! Taylor apparently discovered fangirl Rebekah through stalking her Tumblr, and sent her a special “SwiftEx” delivery. The package of goodies included a handwritten card, a hand-painted watercolor piece, a Polaroid of Taylor working on the painting, and an old necklace of Taylor’s. As if all that weren’t enough, she included a nifty check for $1,989 (see what she did there?) to contribute toward Rebekah’s student loans, which I’m assuming she learned of in one of Rebekah’s tumblr posts.
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Taylor told Twitter she’s obsessed with this cover of her hits by Nashville musicians Louisa Wendorff and Devin Dawson, and I have to agree. The acoustic, soul-baring mashup of two favorites from her “1989″ album stirs the kinds of feels that the album’s pop originals barely scratch the surface of. I love it, and I love that Taylor’s into people sharing their own take on her music! If you adore this duo as much as I do, you can check out Wendorff’s EP here. [Time]