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Imminent Annihilation Sounds So Dope: Grimes Scores Our Self-Made Destruction On “Miss Anthropocene”
America Is Doomed / Music

Imminent Annihilation Sounds So Dope: Grimes Scores Our Self-Made Destruction On “Miss Anthropocene”

Was there any way to survive this past week and not be convinced that the world is ending? From the dud of a Democratic debate and the realization that a diverse field of candidates has been narrowed down to two elderly white guys to the potential for a widespread coronavirus pandemic and the deft choice … Continue reading

The Wonder World Of Make Believe: The Hollywood Museum Is Fandom’s Most Important Institution
Books / Camp / Filthy Dreams On Location / Trash

The Wonder World Of Make Believe: The Hollywood Museum Is Fandom’s Most Important Institution

What is it about Los Angeles that inspires madness? Is it the consistently, unchanging beautiful weather? The constant void of those clear blue skies that would make André Gide sigh? Those palm trees perpetually swaying in the ocean breeze? The respiratory system-suffocating smog? Is it the Manson in the air? Or is it the ever-present … Continue reading

Yes, Pete Buttigieg Is Gay Enough: You’re Just Assholes
America Is Doomed / Rants and Raves

Yes, Pete Buttigieg Is Gay Enough: You’re Just Assholes

2020’s Democratic presidential primary has boiled down to one vital question. No, not what candidate you’re going to vote for. No, not who is most likely to beat our next best daytime TV talk show host president. No, not whose policies would be the best direction for our country, especially since whoever wins will inherit … Continue reading

Filthy Dreams GIF Review: Katherine Bernhardt’s “Done With Xanax” At Canada
Art / GIF Reviews

Filthy Dreams GIF Review: Katherine Bernhardt’s “Done With Xanax” At Canada

How could anyone be done with Xanax? When the nostalgia bug hits and you can’t avoid compulsively revisiting imagery from a media-soaked 1980s childhood, who doesn’t need even just a little smidgen from a bar to quiet down the blaring romanticism? I know I certainly did while visiting Katherine Bernhardt’s Done with Xanax at Canada … Continue reading

The 2020 State Of The Union Was A Trashy Daytime Talk Show
America Is Doomed / Camp / Trash

The 2020 State Of The Union Was A Trashy Daytime Talk Show

Donald Trump isn’t a reality television show president. Or I guess I should say, he isn’t only a reality show president. Reality television is an unforgettable part of his rise, climbing to power through Apprentice boardroom meetings with weathered has-beens like Vince Neil, Gary Busey and Meatloaf, not to mention tacky tchotchkes and branded opportunities … Continue reading