In the The New York Times Style Magazine's profile of Lana Del Rey, we learn a few things that we didn't know before. Did you know, for example, that she enjoys the melody of Miley Cyrus' "Party in the USA," or that she keeps a weathered copy of an unspecified Tennessee Williams paperback in her snake-skin purse? The profile is an interminable feed bag of pearls like these.

Some other quotes culled from the piece include:

  • "Without straying too far off the pop grid, [Lana Del Rey is] the perfect antidote to Rihanna-Gaga overload - dare we say, a skinnier Adele, a more stable Amy Winehouse?"
  • "...she equates her sexuality to the national anthem."
  • "The server spots the old Tennessee Williams paperback in her purse, which sparks a conversation about 1950s movies and Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra."
  • "It feels like a wink at the listener. The Twitter generation loves a wink."
  • "Del Rey is a small-town girl. She grew up Elizabeth Grant in Lake Placid, N.Y., neither rich nor poor."
  • "It's actually the same vision I have today. I have a serious life here. I have a really big family. You know, I'm needed here." Needed by whom? She hints at family, which makes sense given the darker, psychosexual context of many of her songs."

Readers should recognize that Lana Del Rey's mouth is "irresistible" and that she prefers cold stoops to tacky Italian restaurants.

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