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

I Don’t Know Where We’re Going, I Guess I Never Do: A Shot-By-Shot Interpretation Of SSION’s “At Least The Sky Is Blue”
Music

I Don’t Know Where We’re Going, I Guess I Never Do: A Shot-By-Shot Interpretation Of SSION’s “At Least The Sky Is Blue”

SSION’s Cody Critcheloe transforming into a blue fingernail-sporting, drag version of Liza Minnelli. performing Neil Young’s “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black),” was a vision I didn’t know I needed. But I did. Desperately. Ever since the release of SSION’s new music video “At Least The Sky Is Blue,” which Critcheloe also directed, Marion … Continue reading

Gay Shame Is In Fashion At Bjarne Melgaard’s “The Casual Pleasure Of Disappointment”
Art / Fashion

Gay Shame Is In Fashion At Bjarne Melgaard’s “The Casual Pleasure Of Disappointment”

You can’t argue with the immediate shock of a video depicting a burning rainbow flag. Or, for that matter, a sign that reads “Never Trust A Gay Man” and “Every Gay Man Is A Disappointment,” which echoes a self-loathing but (at least I read) tongue-in-cheek sentiment aired by Milo Yiannopoulos on Real Time With Bill Maher … Continue reading

Staring Into The Abyss: A Filthy Dreams Election Think Piece
Opinion

Staring Into The Abyss: A Filthy Dreams Election Think Piece

Samuel Beckett seems like a good place to start. After election night on Tuesday, it feels like we’re living in one of his plays. I didn’t really want to write this piece–or any election-related “think piece.” It always seems egomaniacal and self-indulgent. But, I couldn’t find a way to avoid writing about our ominous election of Donald Trump. Continue reading

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

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