What The Hell Is With This Disco-themed Political Attack Ad?
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What The Hell Is With This Disco-themed Political Attack Ad?

Political attack ads are almost always trashy–lurid details about an opponent’s sordid life, wild speculation, tasteless graphic design and distorted mask-like images of politicians’ bloated, malevolent faces like cartoon villains. But, few ever strive to become art or at least be so bizarre that they reach a level of aesthetic greatness that can only be … Continue reading

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