Dear reader, a couple nights ago I got hungry at one o'clock in the morning and went out to the convenience store up the street for some taquitos. And while I was there, in the convenience store on that fateful evening - night, early morning? - I noticed that they were having a sale on … Continue reading Y’all Mind if I Drink A Whole Thing of Raspberry Lemonade Vodka and Yell About Twin Fantasy?
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If you haven’t heard, the popular awards the Tonys– that’s Theatre for Anthonys– are airing this Sunday evening. They hand out awards to people who have done theater this year: a quaint little tradition brought forth in the 1600s that we are so honored to continue today. Nominees have been announced, or so wikipedia says, … Continue reading Two Olives Predict the Winners of the 71st Tony Awards
So this is only the second instalment of The Niche Nine, because it's been a weird couple of months and I couldn't get my act together in March or April. That's a real shame, too, because April saw Kendrick drop what's probably going to be my AOTY, along with superb EPs from Young M.A and Animal Collective. … Continue reading The Niche Nine: Our Favourite Albums of May 2017
INTERIOR - PEYTON'S BEDROOM - DAY In the centre of an orange room postered with Car Seat Headrest setlists, nestled under floral bedsheets, PEYTON is lying sound asleep. Peyton's cat, HILLARY PAWDHAM KITTEN, is curled up at their feet, purring contentedly. Suddenly, there is a flash of sound at Peyton's bedside. Peyton blinks and opens their eyes. … Continue reading Alanis Morissette Appeared to Me in a Dream and Told Me They’re Making a Musical Out of Jagged Little Pill
The cold sick dread that wakes you in the middle of the night is not "just in your head." No matter how many times he insists to the contrary you do not bolt upright, drenched in sweat because you "just consumed too much of the 1961 Bordeaux with the duck confit tonight, darling." The terror-filled howls echoing through … Continue reading Tell Us How You Ended Up Marrying Your Way Into A Creepy Mansion That Definitely Has A Haunted Attic And We’ll Guess Which Malevolent Spirit Is Haunting It!
In recent years, much has been made of the phenomenon of "outsider art," or art brut. These terms, created respectively by art critic Roger Cardinal and artist Jean Dubuffet, refer to the creations of artists who work outside of the mainstream, such as psychiatric patients. Now, the term applies to visual art, but if we shift the definition to include the written … Continue reading Charlie Kelly or Charles Bukowski: Can You Guess Who Wrote Each of These Poems?
If you're like me, you're gay and you have depression. And if you're like me, you've come up with a few ways to cope with the day-to-day blues. Maybe you go for walks in the park. Maybe you soak in a bubble bath. Maybe you listen to "This Year" by the Mountain Goats on repeat and bask … Continue reading Gay? Depressed? Here Are Ten Profoundly Healing Clips of Bert and Ernie to Get You Through the Day
At first, I wasn't opposed to watching Gilmore Girls during lunch breaks with my straight co-workers. I'd never seen the show myself, but I'd heard nothing but good things, and I'd been compared to Rory Gilmore so many times over the course of my life that I was curious to see how close the resemblance might be. What … Continue reading Top Ten Hate Crimes Committed by Gilmore Girls Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino
1. the tattoos say "I'm a sensitive tough boy with a troubled past" but the eyebrows say "I know I'm pulling off this outfit that would make you look like a 13 year old girl at a fall out boy concert and I'm smug about it" 2. the mohair sweater.....the feathered hair....the earrings?? how are you … Continue reading Five Topman Models Who Make Me Feel Inadequately Androgynous