Devin O'Neill  ::  Published Work

THE RECORD STORE AT THE END OF THE WORLD :: A Conversation with Marc Weinstein, Co-Founder of Amoeba Music 
An interview with the Amoeba founder in which we discuss the spiritual dimensions of music and the future of retail.
(for The Hundreds)

NIPSEY HUSSLE IS FROM 3018 :: 5 Ways the Entrepreneurial Rapper Is Preparing Us for the Future
A brand-collaboration list of tips on how to create the company of the future from one of the most influential hustlers and rappers in the game.
(for The Hundreds)

THE MISERY BUSINESS :: Sadness As Rebellion in Youth Culture
An exploration of emo rap, online sadness-culture, and the ways that social media is stoking a new wave of youth restlessness and rebellion.
(for The Hundreds)

YAKKO, PINKY, AND THE MEANING OF LIFE :: An Interview With Voice Actor Rob Paulsen
A conversation with the voice of Pinky, Yakko Warner, and Raphael the Ninja Turtle about cancer, laughter, and the power of cartoons.
(for The Hundreds)

THE MATRIX HAS US :: The Sci-Fi Classic's Startling Modern-Day Relevance
An exploration of the relationship between The Matrix and the Alt Right, the New Left, and the current political wasteland.
(for The Hundreds)

GARFIELD AND THE ABYSS :: The Scariest Garfield Comic Strip Series Ever from 1989
An examination of a singularly unsettling comic strip from the 80s and what it can tell us about the twisted mind of Jim Davis.
(for The Hundreds)

THE BLOCKCHAIN PRIMER :: How the New Technology Can Make or Break Our Future
A brief basics-only listicle to introduce the average layperson to the complex and intimidating world of blockchain and cryptocurrency.
(for The Hundreds)

KANYE ALIVE :: The Limits of a Human Personality
A look at the mechanics of Kanye West's celebrity and brand, and a distillation of the emotional strategies that have kept him relevant for more than a decade. 
(for Gaga Stigmata)

MILEY'S WAR :: Love and Rebellion in the Millennial Trenches
In which we break down the motivation behind Miley's re-brand and scoff at the idea that she's being manipulated, or manipulative.
(for Gaga Stigmata)
 

BORN THAT WAY :: Experiencing Lady Gaga Live
A review of the Born This Way Ball show at the Staples Center and an examination of Lady Gaga as a live and mythological presence.
(for Gaga Stigmata)
 

WHO KILLED THE WORLD? :: Masculinity in Mad Max 
An exploration of gender in Mad Max: Fury Road and an inversion of the typical role of the hero.
(for The Rumpus)

FALLING FOR THE FEMME FATALE :: Our Need for Violent Women
An exploration of the aggressive feminine in movies, music, and in our dreams and fantasies.
(for The Rumpus)