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: http://hyperallergic.com/347988/best-of-2016-our-top-10-los-angeles-art-shows/ 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:  http://themorningnews.org/article/2016-the-year-that-was-and-wasnt Alicia Eler The Electoral College was set up to ensure the free North would […]

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: http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-hidden-vulnerabilities-of-sosadtoday “‘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 http://www.autostraddle.com/215-of-the-best-longreads-of-2015-all-written-by-women-319679/ How To Win Tinder, by Alicia Eler and Eve Peyser for The New Inquiry Because, see, it’s already […]

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: http://miriamposner.com/dh150w15/week-5-the-selfie-illusion/ 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: http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Snap-picture-careful-selfie-stick/story-25778796-detail/story.html   Tweet