Tell Me I’m Your National Anthem: Pacifico Silano’s “John John”
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Tell Me I’m Your National Anthem: Pacifico Silano’s “John John”

After the dreamy crack of fireworks and a soar of cinematic strings, Lana Del Rey begins her lush love song “National Anthem” with the frank line: “Money is the anthem of success.” Celebrating the all-too-rich, beautiful and doomed, the corresponding 8-minute long video features Lana immersed in a Kennedy-esque Camelot fairytale with A$AP Rocky playing the JFK to Lana’s Jackie. Continue reading

Where Does Queer Art Go Without An Ideal Sexualized Body?: ‘newflesh’ At Rubber Factory
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Where Does Queer Art Go Without An Ideal Sexualized Body?: ‘newflesh’ At Rubber Factory

In the essay collection After Sex?: On Writing Since Queer Theory, the numerous contributors grapple with queer theory leaving identity and sexuality in the dust. Heather Love’s essay “Queers _____ This” begins with her admitting her own hesitation to giving up her connection with her lesbian identity. Discussing the universalizing impulse in queer theory, Love provides … Continue reading