Media and Entertainment
This legal fight has always acted as the perfect embodiment of the battle between millennials and Gen X, with those who’ve grown up believing that every kind of intellectual property — especially media — is fair use, there for the taking with a keystroke, pitted against artistic and cultural icons of the generation that came before them. Now it looks like the fight isn’t over: the Beastie Boys aren’t letting it go and are countersuing the company that used their music without getting permission.
As the New York Post‘s resident pissy attack dog, Peyser has made a name for herself being a reliable barker of prudish Upper East Side rants against sex, lewdness and general fun for years now. She’s the exaggeratedly tyrannical schoolmarm in every kid empowerment movie come to life — the imperious authoritarian who eventually gets her come-uppance from the boys and girls she’s dedicated her life to torturing. And her column about “Selfie-gate” sincerely has to be read to be believed.
The National’s album Trouble Will Find Me, released back in May, had the kind of title that made you figure the band would be exploring the same depths of beautiful sadness and solitude we’d gotten used to. This time around, though, it felt like — maybe, improbably — life and possibly success had lit a fire in their bellies.