Over here at Splash, we’re always on the lookout for rising stars, whether they’re in sports, film, television or music. Pop group Karmin — made up of real-life couple Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan — has been on our radar for a while, but with their first headlining tour in progress and a full album due out in a month, they’re poised to rocket to the next level of stardom.
Over at the LA Times, they’re profiling Oak Park native (and Splash favorite) Tavi Gevinson, the brilliant 17-year-old founder and editor of pop-culture hub Rookie. As with most things that Tavi touches, the interview is laden with wise-beyond-her-years words and incisive insights, interspersed with the occasional existential-crisis-inducing moments (“Wait, this girl is a senior in high school who still lives at home, but oversees a staff of 80 writers and counts Lena Dunham among her close friends. What am I doing with my life?”). Here are a few highlights: