Mononym Mythology x Sydney Urbanek
Research-based ruminations on mostly pop stars and their visual antics

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Jan
04
Greatest Hits: My (2023) Prerogative

Greatest Hits: My (2023) Prerogative

*Britney voice* But they can never take away your truth!
11 min read
Nov
17
In Vegas, Lady Gaga Mounts a Classy Tribute to a Late Friend

In Vegas, Lady Gaga Mounts a Classy Tribute to a Late Friend

I know it's too late for a Q3 catchup but that's what this is
16 min read
Oct
30
From Belinda to Britney

From Belinda to Britney

A chat with Lisa Whittington-Hill about the power of the Go-Go's and writing the 33 1/3 for "Beauty and the Beat" (1981)
26 min read
Aug
04
My Ten Favourite Music Videos of 2023 (So Far)

My Ten Favourite Music Videos of 2023 (So Far)

Feat. a late-ish Q2-in-review
11 min read
Jul
27
Justifying Love

Justifying Love

The Renaissance World Tour, plus some other stuff
10 min read
Jun
28
Following Bodies Through Space

Following Bodies Through Space

A conversation with Ethan Warren about his new book, "The Cinema of Paul Thomas Anderson: American Apocrypha"
22 min read
Jun
13
“Like Lightning, Indeed”

“Like Lightning, Indeed”

A third birthday x Pride Month special
22 min read
May
02
Olivia & Elton & Dalida & Tina

Olivia & Elton & Dalida & Tina

An interview with my middle-school dance teacher, Mr. (né Timothy) Spain
25 min read
Apr
20
Touching Base

Touching Base

A Q1 catch-up
8 min read
Dec
31
GHV2022

GHV2022

My year in review
7 min read