Best of 2016: Our Top 10 Los Angeles Art Shows / Hyperallergic

I’m so pleased to have my LA art pick on this 2016 list for Hyperallergic. This year may have sucked on many levels, but at least the art in LA did not!  Here’s my pick: Read all the LA picks here: Tweet

The Year That Was and Wasn’t 2016 / The Morning News

Me and many other fantastic writers were invited to contribute my thoughts on the most important and least important events of 2016 for The Morning News. Check out what I said below, and read thoughts from other wonderful writers on this post: Alicia Eler The Electoral College was set up to ensure the free North would […]

Conversation Art Podcast Ep.#148: Art & Culture writer Alicia Eler traverses the art and entertainment worlds, and learns how to win at Tinder [PRESS]

Highland Park-based art and culture writer Alicia Eler talks about: Her home in Highland Park, where’s she a tenant of the owners of the artist-run Adjunct Positions, and so never far from an opening and artists, and where she’s become a kind of permanent ‘writer-in-residence’;  her various experiences with standup comedy, as a culture writer […]

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 […]