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George Segal Sucks: Finding A Better Way To Memorialize Stonewall At The New Museum
Art

George Segal Sucks: Finding A Better Way To Memorialize Stonewall At The New Museum

The memorials in New York City that supposedly relate to the LGBTQ+ community are terrible. Uniformly god-awful. Just plain cringe-worthy. Epic fails. And that these opinionated observations aren’t even close to being controversial, just proves my point. Whether stymied by political posturing, proximity to real estate developer cash or just plain lack of aesthetics, New … Continue reading

Why I Hated Sasha Waltz’s “Kreatur” at BAM and the Arts Funding Econo-system
Art / Performance

Why I Hated Sasha Waltz’s “Kreatur” at BAM and the Arts Funding Econo-system

I did not hate Sasha Waltz’s U.S premiere of Kreatur at the Brooklyn Academy of Music because it enlisted every cliché in ‘avant-garde’ dance-theatre—dancers speaking gibberish aloud, awkward jerky movement, bodies colliding, self-conscious actorly dancers, same-sex kissing, topless women, dancers pulling down the briefs of other dancers, expensive couture costumes, hi-tech lighting, an electronic score, gratuitous use of special-effects props. Continue reading

Bad Girls: A Filthy Dreams Tribute To Our Mic-Grabbing White House Intern Star
Trash / Trashy Tributes

Bad Girls: A Filthy Dreams Tribute To Our Mic-Grabbing White House Intern Star

This week, dearest Filthy Dreams readers, a star was born. No, I’m not talking about that film with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper (hard pass–you’re no Judy or Babs!). Nor am I talking about the new members of Congress that turned the House blue and freaked out Trump so much he was in a near-constant … Continue reading

Drag Them To Filth: Dumb Seasonal Signs, Right For #MeToo Policing And Intellectual Theft Edition
Drag Them To Filth

Drag Them To Filth: Dumb Seasonal Signs, Right For #MeToo Policing And Intellectual Theft Edition

Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers! Do you feel a burning sensation in your chest? Is your face getting hot? Are your eyes stinging? Stop Googling symptoms of a heart attack (though if your arm is numb, call 911). We know what that feeling really is: white-hot rage, most likely caused by some horrendous … Continue reading

Horror Vampire Bat Bite! 6 Films/Videos for Agoraphobic Ghouls: Nick Cave Edition
Books / Film / Music

Horror Vampire Bat Bite! 6 Films/Videos for Agoraphobic Ghouls: Nick Cave Edition

Well hello there, ghosties and ghoulies! Are you feeling creepy crawly? Me too! All I need is a big cup of our World Famous Pumpkin Punch and I’ll be ready to lunge into an audience of hand-waving disciples and kick them in their eager faces with my pointy-toed patent leather shoes, shrieking about reading diaries … Continue reading

I’ve Got Loyalty, Got Royalty Inside My DNA: Toyin Ojih Odutola’s “When Legends Die”
Art

I’ve Got Loyalty, Got Royalty Inside My DNA: Toyin Ojih Odutola’s “When Legends Die”

In the premiere episode of Pose, which focuses on the house and ball scene in 1980s New York, the House of Abundance rushes into a barely disguised Brooklyn Museum to swipe opulent historical clothing to compete as Royalty. Before they hide under podiums to evade security, each character has a private moment with various Egyptian … Continue reading