Disco Inferno: How 1979’s Doofy and Dangerous Disco Demolition Night Foreshadowed The Alt-Right
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Disco Inferno: How 1979’s Doofy and Dangerous Disco Demolition Night Foreshadowed The Alt-Right

In our constantly accelerating culture of crazy from Trump’s Twitter tirades to Nunes’s nonsense memos to art world shenanigans like deciding xenophobic border wall prototypes are “art,” it can be difficult to find time to pause and reflect. But, sometimes the most ridiculous historical moments can have chilling contemporary resonances. Case in point–the late 1970s … Continue reading

Bye Bye Bye: A Shot-By-Shot Interpretation Of Justin Timberlake’s *Woke* “Supplies” Video
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Bye Bye Bye: A Shot-By-Shot Interpretation Of Justin Timberlake’s *Woke* “Supplies” Video

Justin Timberlake wants you to know he’s woke. He gets it. He’s basically the best ally a girl, person of color and/or queer could ever hope for. He’s got a handle on all the hashtags–#TimesUp, #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter, etc. And like all the best allies, Justin knows the best way to show support is to appropriate … Continue reading

You Can’t Make This Shit Up: Our 13 Favorite Moments In ‘Fire And Fury: Inside The Trump White House’
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You Can’t Make This Shit Up: Our 13 Favorite Moments In ‘Fire And Fury: Inside The Trump White House’

“You can’t make this shit up,” repeats the hapless former press secretary and White House Easter bunny Sean Spicer, as his “daily, if not hourly mantra.” This apt line, more articulate than anything Spicer said behind the podium in his months of White House employment, is quoted by Michael Wolff in his new book/American cultural … Continue reading

Life As A Punch Line: I, Tonya’s Camp Resurrection Of Tonya Harding
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Life As A Punch Line: I, Tonya’s Camp Resurrection Of Tonya Harding

When I was eight years old, I wanted to be Tonya Harding. Well, at least momentarily. Playing outside on a particularly frozen day in 1994, I pretended to be figure skaters with a friend. Did I want to be Nancy Kerrigan with her perfect brunette ponytail, Vera Wang-designed white costumes and sophisticated poise? Hell no. … Continue reading

The Top 5 Memorable Art World Social Media Meltdowns Of 2017
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The Top 5 Memorable Art World Social Media Meltdowns Of 2017

Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers! We made it! To the end of 2017 that is. We know–we didn’t think it would happen either. Since the end of the year pretty much makes wrap-up listicles mandatory, we thought we’d grudgingly accept by counting down our favorite art world social media meltdowns of 2017. 2017 … Continue reading

From The Filthy Dreams Kitchen: Horrible Vintage Foods To Frighten Your Holiday Party Guests
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From The Filthy Dreams Kitchen: Horrible Vintage Foods To Frighten Your Holiday Party Guests

Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers! I didn’t hear you come in over my manic mixing of gelatin and mayonnaise. Come, grab yourself a glass or three of peppermint martinis. Sure, they taste like regret, but what worthwhile doesn’t, Mary. Even though we recently published our suggestions for terrifying vintage foods for your Thanksgiving, … Continue reading