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

Everything Will Be Human, or at Least Californian: A Conversation About “Sensoria” and “We Want It All”
Books

Everything Will Be Human, or at Least Californian: A Conversation About “Sensoria” and “We Want It All”

The first few chapters of McKenzie Wark’s Sensoria: Thinkers for the Twenty-First Century, recently published by Verso Books, had us both thinking: why are we reading Wark’s book reports? Are we to do a book report on book reports? So instead of that exercise in grad(e) school nostalgia, we decided to have a meandering chat … Continue reading