Lana Del Rey in T Magazine, Joanna Newsom and Robin Pecknold on Portlandia

Lana Del Rey in T Magazine
Lana Del Rey

Curvaceous and pretty in a dress, she brims with catchy songs, all a bit retro, ironic and modern. Without straying too far off the pop grid, she’s the perfect antidote to Rihanna-Gaga overload — dare we say, a skinnier Adele, a more stable Amy Winehouse? Since posting “Video Games” to YouTube last summer, she’s amassed tens of millions of hits, sold out concerts to fashion’s who’s who and now, finally, has released her long-awaited album, which is currently No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 in America, and No. 1 in Britain, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and Austria. If you were going to manufacture a star for this moment, you’d manufacture her. Some people believe that’s precisely what happened. []

Other than the title of the article [“A Star Is Born (and Scorned)”], that paragraph is probably the most controversial thing in Jacob Brown’s puff piece feature on Lana Del Rey in this week’s T Magazine. You can read the whole thing over here.

In other indie “It Girl” news, watch the very funny Portlandia video (“Small Hatchback”) featuring Robin Pecknold and Joanna Newsom after the jump.