Amazing mention in The New Yorker!

I am so honored the the essay “The Teen-Girl Tumblr Aesthetic” that I co-authored for Hyperallergic a few years ago with Kate Durbin is in today’s New Yorker! read Haley Mlotek’s review of @SoSadToday’s new book of poetry, which discusses a similar concept that Durbin and I unpacked in our essay: “‘Girls’ sadness is not passive, […]

Autostraddle includes “How to Win Tinder” on Best of 2015 Longreads!

  Wow! Autostraddle named me & Eve Peyser‘s long-form essay “How to Win Tinder” as 215 of the Best Longreads of 2015 — All Written by Women. We are in the “Essays & Opinions” section <3 How To Win Tinder, by Alicia Eler and Eve Peyser for The New Inquiry Because, see, it’s already […]

Podcast Interview – Products of the Mind

So psyched to be featured on David Lizerbram’s iTunes podcast, Products of the Mind!  Today on Products of the Mind: Author and Tinder Expert Alicia Eler What is “The Tinderization of Feeling?” Author, artist, and comedian Alicia Eler writes about Tinder and other aspects of online culture from a unique and compelling perspective. On this […]

Valentine’s Day Tinderization on NEWSTALK 1010 (Toronto) [PRESS]

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today me and Eve Peyser talked about love, #Tinderization and the nature of dating app connectivity with Toronto radio dude Mark Towhey for NEWSTALK 1010. Here’s the segment! Starts at 1 hour 2 minutes and runs about 10 minutes: Regular link to Mark Towhey’s show: Tweet

That Capitalist Vision of Thomas Kinkade // Portland Mercury [PRESS]

PAINTING ON PUZZLES, greeting cards, and even La-Z-Boys, Thomas Kinkade may be the most ubiquitous artist in America—and possibly the most commercially successful—yet he was largely ignored by the art world during his lifetime. Kinkade died in 2012, but even in death his businesslike approach raises questions about contemporary art. This month, Upfor Gallery addresses […]

15 hilarious women you need to follow on Twitter / The Daily Dot [PRESS]

Big thank you to Eve Peyser for including me in her article about funny ladies on Twitter for The Daily Dot! I am in good company with ladies like Gabby Bess, Aria Dean, Jena Friedman, and some totally famous TV writers. Lol? Anyway let’s have a Judy Chicago dinner party 2gether! ******************************* Despite what Christopher Hitchens says, […]

Sweet blog post/ review of Illuminati Girl Gang 4

I recently discovered this awesome blog post/review of Illuminati Girl Gang 4. Check out the kind words from Katie Walck (@KatieWalck) on her blog THE LE SIGH: “There’s also a really amazing piece by Alicia Eler called ‘Besties,’ a story of the emotional intensity that can come from female friendships, especially ones experienced in our […]

Teen-Girl Tumblr Aesthetic SHOUTOUT! / Portland Mercury [PRESS]

THE TEEN-GIRL Tumblr aesthetic is alive and well at Fourteen30 Contemporary. In curator Adrianne Rubenstein’s group show, Maraschino, works from Alex Chaves, Josh Mannis, Annelie McKenzie, and Nolan Simon delight and repulse, like the show’s sweetly disgusting namesake. If the teen-girl Tumblr aesthetic is a new concept for you, congratulations! You’re not 18! But also, a shorthand: […]

The Selfie Illusion / press mention on “Selfies, Snapchat and Cyberbullies” blog

I’m excited to be quoted in this post about selfies, snapchat and cyberbullies. danah boyd is in there, too! check it out: Tweet

Smart selfie quote in Western Morning News UK [PRESS]

I am quoted in a British newspaper story about selfie culture. Check it out! But most selfies are not taken with celebs. As an American critic called Alicia Eler has written, selfies are: “Where we become our own biggest fans and private paparazzi.” Read more:   Tweet