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Calling All Filth Elder Worshippers!: Apply to the Open Call for “Idol Worship”
Art / Role Models

Calling All Filth Elder Worshippers!: Apply to the Open Call for “Idol Worship”

Why, hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers! Are you feeling obsessed? Are you creating fanatical artwork about women or women-identifying role models? Want to put your startlingly monomaniacal filth elder adoration into the world? Well, then, please think about applying to this open call for emerging artists for the group exhibition Idol Worship that I, your … Continue reading

There Is a Light That Never Goes Out: David Lebe’s “Long Light”
Art

There Is a Light That Never Goes Out: David Lebe’s “Long Light”

If you go onto the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s website and look at their exhibition offerings, you might notice that a great many of their recent shows are made up of works in the museum’s permanent collection. Frank Gehry’s architectural expansion of the museum is in full swing, meaning that there are fewer blockbuster shows like … Continue reading

I’m A Brooklyn Baby: Finding Fellowship In Hugh Ryan’s “When Brooklyn Was Queer”
Books

I’m A Brooklyn Baby: Finding Fellowship In Hugh Ryan’s “When Brooklyn Was Queer”

A young, fey sprite-like Truman Capote lounges, spread out on two ornate chairs, wielding a cigarette holder much like Holly Golightly from his Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Though Capote is at his most beautiful, not booze-bloated as his later years, he is somehow the least interesting thing in this photograph by Slim Aarons. The writer is … Continue reading

It’s Just A Sweet, Sweet Fantasy, Baby: Danny Ferrell’s “Honey”
Art

It’s Just A Sweet, Sweet Fantasy, Baby: Danny Ferrell’s “Honey”

This week, a clip from the production of Twin Peaks: The Return was resurrected and made the rounds on Twitter, featuring auteur David Lynch losing his proverbial shit over the rapid manner in which directors are expected to work in today’s film and TV industry. Lynch being Lynch, he didn’t care about simple budget concerns or time constraints, eventually yelling in his folksy tone while angrily drawing on a cigarette, “We never get to go dreamy or anything!” Continue reading

Dan Herschlein’s Night Pictures Illuminate The Eerie Undercurrent Of American Domesticity
Art

Dan Herschlein’s Night Pictures Illuminate The Eerie Undercurrent Of American Domesticity

In his text The Weird and the Eerie, the cultural theorist Mark Fisher analyzed two of the most important elements in various works of art that veer into the territory of horror and science fiction. The weird, as found in David Lynch’s Inland Empire, various texts by HP Lovecraft, Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s World on a … Continue reading