All The Boys I Loved Would Leave…All These Boys Are Dead: Thomas Moore’s “Alone”
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All The Boys I Loved Would Leave…All These Boys Are Dead: Thomas Moore’s “Alone”

Ever since the Great Toilet Paper Hoard of 2020, marking the start of quarantine, the Internet has been full of people howling into the abyss about the agonizing pain their gnawing isolation, a collective holler of loneliness that can, at times, overpower even the accounts of people suffering through COVID-19. Months later, all these lonely … Continue reading

You Make Me ____: 21st Century Cruising And Nihilism In Thomas Moore’s ‘In Their Arms’
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You Make Me ____: 21st Century Cruising And Nihilism In Thomas Moore’s ‘In Their Arms’

In 1977, Richard Hell appeared on the cover of his seminal album Blank Generation with the words “You Make Me______.” scrawled on his bony chest. While the term blank generation certainly resonated with the post-Vietnam, bankrupt New York of the 1970s, they had nothing on the blankness of our digitally obsessed 21st century. In fact, it … Continue reading