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Wherever You Are, Darling, I’m Not That Far Behind: A Trip Through A Familiar Apocalypse With Nick Cave And Warren Ellis’ “Carnage”
Art / Music

Wherever You Are, Darling, I’m Not That Far Behind: A Trip Through A Familiar Apocalypse With Nick Cave And Warren Ellis’ “Carnage”

Nick Cave’s epic poem The Sick Bag Song opens with a leap into the abyss. “A boy climbs a riverbank. He steps onto a railway bridge. He is twelve years old,” it begins. Walking on this bridge, the boy stands at the middle, gazing down at the river below with a “half-felled tree” that creates … Continue reading

“What, Like You Get In Parrots?…You Haven’t Got A Parrot, Have You?”: I Watched “It’s A Sin” And I Have Questions
TV

“What, Like You Get In Parrots?…You Haven’t Got A Parrot, Have You?”: I Watched “It’s A Sin” And I Have Questions

Are all Welsh twenty-somethings well versed in parrot illnesses? Are they experts in bird diseases? Apparently so if we’re to believe a bizarre scene–one of many–in the critically acclaimed surprise hit British drama miniseries It’s a Sin, which traces the AIDS crisis through 1980s and early 1990s London. In the scene in question, wide-eyed, endearingly … Continue reading

“I’m A Homicidal Bitch!”: Louise Linton’s “Me You Madness” Is Camp Heroism (Even If You Don’t Want It To Be)
Camp / Film / Trash

“I’m A Homicidal Bitch!”: Louise Linton’s “Me You Madness” Is Camp Heroism (Even If You Don’t Want It To Be)

“You thieving treacherous little shit! To think that I actually liked you and let you touch my lady bits. I’m going to slice your face off with a cheese grater and then feed your testicles to my girlfriend!” No, this isn’t a quote from a lost John Waters film spoken with the perverse and pathological … Continue reading

7(ish) Delusionally Romantic Poems To Woo–Or Horrify–The Object Of Your Affection This Valentine’s Day
Camp / Poetry / Trash

7(ish) Delusionally Romantic Poems To Woo–Or Horrify–The Object Of Your Affection This Valentine’s Day

*cronch cronch cronch* Oh! *cough* What’s that? I’m just trying to eat my way through a mega-sized box of Valentine’s hearts. Why? Because we have to support small businesses in times like these, including choking down all the dry and chalky drug store candy hearts we can stomach! What else is there to do on … Continue reading

Another Dream Comes True in The Villages!: A Savage Journey into the American Dream in “Some Kind of Heaven”
America Is Doomed / Camp / Film

Another Dream Comes True in The Villages!: A Savage Journey into the American Dream in “Some Kind of Heaven”

Who among us can deny the alluring draw of golf carts circling and darting here and there in formation set to the rhythm of their instructor’s whistle and shouted directions, “Ted! Ted!!”? Certainly not me. Only a couple seconds into Lance Oppenheim’s intoxicating documentary Some Kind of Heaven, which opens with the faint sounds of … Continue reading

No Power, Yet Filled With Opinions: A Conversation on “Pretend It’s a City”
Role Models / TV

No Power, Yet Filled With Opinions: A Conversation on “Pretend It’s a City”

In Netflix’s Pretend It’s a City, our ornery idol and filth elder Fran Lebowitz says, “The anger is, I have no power, yet I’m filled with opinions.” Not only relatable, but accurate as well. Since Fran wouldn’t want us to hold back in our own opinions about Martin Scorcese’s Fran-centric docuseries, your ever-faithful Jessica Caroline … Continue reading

We Could Have Been a Power Couple!: A Conversation on “Spree”
Film

We Could Have Been a Power Couple!: A Conversation on “Spree”

The day after I finished watching Eugene Kotlyarenko’s film Spree, Azealia Banks documented digging up her dead cat Lucifer and boiling his bones on Instagram stories (apparently she wants to gild his skull). It was a witchier version of Joe Keery’s maniacally eager, viewer count-obsessed protagonist and spree killer Kurt Kunkle’s homicidal ride-share rampage turned … Continue reading

Sifting Through The Trash of Donald Trump’s “Low Class” Capitol Insurrection
America Is Doomed / Trash

Sifting Through The Trash of Donald Trump’s “Low Class” Capitol Insurrection

“Is it the end of an era? Is it the end of America?” Lana Del Rey answers her own questions with a semi-confident, “No. its’ only the beginning…” But, now maybe the answer is: yes? Of course, I’m talking about the Trump fanatics’ attempted coup, siege, sedition, treason, trash insurrection, whatever you want to call … Continue reading