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Are You Getting a Case of the Sinceres, Dear?: Nate Lippens’s “My Dead Book”
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Are You Getting a Case of the Sinceres, Dear?: Nate Lippens’s “My Dead Book”

I’m beginning to hate the phrase “chosen family.” Conducting an interview recently for a well-known “queer” publication, I felt myself physically recoil when an interviewee used that term. Why? Because like queer itself, the phrase, to me at least, feels increasingly hollow—emptied of all meaning—especially as queer becomes a brand identity and chosen families, the … Continue reading

Wet Your Lips and Make Love to the Camera: Filthy Dreams’ 59th Venice Biennale Arte Fashion Report
Art / Fashion / Filthy Dreams On Location

Wet Your Lips and Make Love to the Camera: Filthy Dreams’ 59th Venice Biennale Arte Fashion Report

On location of the 59th Venice Biennale Arte Preview for Filthy Dreams! In the next weeks, I’ll post an in-depth review of the main exhibition, The Milk of Dreams, curated by Cecilia Alemani with anecdotes about accompanying national pavilions. First impression: EXTRAORDINARY! GROUNDBREAKING! But first, a FASHION REPORT: It’s impossible to see/experience this year’s Biennale … Continue reading

All My Love Forever: Warhol’s Love Stories That Art History Never Knew It Needed in “The Andy Warhol Diaries”
Art / Film

All My Love Forever: Warhol’s Love Stories That Art History Never Knew It Needed in “The Andy Warhol Diaries”

What if the artist who spent most of his career seeking to “be a machine” never really nailed it? That’s the central question of the aggravatingly flawed but incredibly moving Netflix docuseries The Andy Warhol Diaries, directed by Andrew Rossi. This expansive six-part series uses Warhol’s posthumously published diaries—or really his compulsive daily telephone ramblings … Continue reading

The Best Way to Follow the Russia-Ukraine War Is Through Beloved Instagram Cat Accounts (On Both Sides)
Trashy Tributes

The Best Way to Follow the Russia-Ukraine War Is Through Beloved Instagram Cat Accounts (On Both Sides)

“Outside my window, the world has gone to war.” That line, from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ song “(Are You) The One That I’ve Been Waiting For?” struck me last week as I repeatedly listened to their 1997 album The Boatman’s Call. On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, I’ve been trapped in that … Continue reading

5 Weird n’ Wonderful Things That Made Me Laugh in the Last 5 Months
Cries & Whispers

5 Weird n’ Wonderful Things That Made Me Laugh in the Last 5 Months

Hey there, Filthy Dreamers. Let me pose a rhetorical question: Even in the best of times, is there anything better than a good laugh-‘til-you-cry moment?  So by definition, a rhetorical question doesn’t need a reply, but can we just all agree that the answer is “Nope!” During the past two complicated years, well-written comedy has … Continue reading

From the Filthy Dreams Kitchen: Revoltingly Romantic Recipes to Give Your Beloved Heartburn This Valentine’s Day
Filthy Food Fantasies / Trash

From the Filthy Dreams Kitchen: Revoltingly Romantic Recipes to Give Your Beloved Heartburn This Valentine’s Day

L is for Love, baby. O is for Only you that I do. V is for loving Virtually all that you are and E is for loving almost Everything you do. R is for…*cough* Ahem…why hello there, my sugary Filthy Dreams sweethearts! What’s that? Oh, I’m just singing Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ maniacal … Continue reading