Hello Niche readers! Seph here. It’s been a while! I’m here to share some very exciting news about something that’s happening in Judaism this weekend. Today is Shabbat Machar Chodesh, the shabbat before the new moon. As such, we have a special haftarah* reading: I Samuel 20:18-42. We read this passage every time Shabbat falls … Continue reading Attention Jews! Something Gay Is Happening With The Moon Today
Yes, I’m Two Months Late to the Taylor Swift/Martin McDonagh Directors on Directors; No, That Won’t Stop Me From Being Mad Online About It
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8zfsf4azLo Living under a rock certainly has its perks. I quit Twitter in October of last year, when a notorious anti-trans bigot bought the site, because I didn't want to put more money in his pocket. I don't regret it--I'd recommend it, even, for anyone whose mental health is adversely affected by their 24/7 access … Continue reading Yes, I’m Two Months Late to the Taylor Swift/Martin McDonagh Directors on Directors; No, That Won’t Stop Me From Being Mad Online About It
Has Jonathan Franzen Ever Said Anything About Trans People? A 3:46 AM Investigation
Jonathan Franzen: the man, the myth, the guy whom I thought I saw emerge from a men's room at the L.A. Times Book Festival, but since I wasn't wearing my glasses, I couldn't really be sure; my only clues were silver hair and glasses and something he'd said to someone else about "the kids," and … Continue reading Has Jonathan Franzen Ever Said Anything About Trans People? A 3:46 AM Investigation
100 Snatch Games I Would Like to See
Amy ChuaAnna DelveyAnnamarie TendlerBari WeissBella GothBelle DelphineBen AffleckBernie SandersBrené BrownBob DylanBubbles from Trailer Park BoysBurke RamseyCandace OwensCara DelevingneCaroline PolachekCasey AnthonyCharlie from It's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaClaire SaffitzConstance WuContraPointsDaBabyDaenerys Targaryen immediately after committing genocideDakota JohnsonDale CooperDasha NekrasovaDavid Foster WallaceDavid LynchDoja CatDonna TarttElizabeth HolmesElla EmhoffElliot PageElon MuskEmily RatajkowskiFather John MistyFKA twigsGlenn GreenwaldGreta GerwigGrimesHanya YanagiharaHari NefJ.K. RowlingJack HarlowJameela … Continue reading 100 Snatch Games I Would Like to See
All 50 Things I’ve Tried to Get Out of My Latest Depressive Episode, Ranked in Order of Efficacy
Logging outGoing to bed at the same time every nightWaking up at the same time every morningAnalTaking three Effexor tablets instead of twoTaking Effexor two hours before bedtime instead of first thing in the morningDoordashing three pasta entrees and two slices of cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory and being like, “This will be enough to … Continue reading All 50 Things I’ve Tried to Get Out of My Latest Depressive Episode, Ranked in Order of Efficacy
Which American Girl Doll Would Each Little Woman from Little Women Have?
Jo March - Felicity Merriman In an 1884 interview, Louisa May Alcott said: I have often thought that I may have been a horse before I was Louisa Alcott. As a long-limbed child I had all a horse’s delight in racing through the fields, and tossing my head to sniff the morning air. Now, I … Continue reading Which American Girl Doll Would Each Little Woman from Little Women Have?
Dreamcasting Infinite Jest
With 1,079 pages, 543,709 words, and innumerable readers who give up on the tenth page out of sheer confusion, Infinite Jest is an unlikely candidate for a screen adaptation. But Mike Schur (of The Office, The Good Place, and Parks and Rec fame) holds the rights, and he intends to use them. Finally, we will … Continue reading Dreamcasting Infinite Jest
Tobias Menzies Will Be In Paddington 3
(If you enjoy reading this and have some change to spare, consider donating to India’s ongoing Covid-19 crisis. A curated list of fundraisers can be found here, and another list spotlighting small grassroots organizations doing good work can be found here.) -Ed. note: Transcript has been (lightly!) edited for clarity. INTRODUCTION TO TMWBIP3 Alex: [plays … Continue reading Tobias Menzies Will Be In Paddington 3
How to Find A Rabbit: A Niche Interview With John Paul Brammer, the Author of ¡Hola Papi!
This article contains homophobic slurs and references to suicide. ¡Hola Papi! was an accident. “It had to be an accident,” says John Paul Brammer, “or I would have taken it too seriously and bunged it up.” When Brammer launched the advice column in 2017 for Into, Grindr’s editorial venture, he wasn’t planning on a phenomenon. … Continue reading How to Find A Rabbit: A Niche Interview With John Paul Brammer, the Author of ¡Hola Papi!
The Top 50 Greatest Gay Pining Albums of All Time, As Voted by You, Our Readers
A thousand lifetimes ago, back in September, Rolling Stone released an updated version of its list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Reactions rolled in, mostly in the vein of "huh?" and "mm, I don't know" and "no, 'Fine Line' is not better than 'Funeral.'" Among all this #discourse, I tweeted out something … Continue reading The Top 50 Greatest Gay Pining Albums of All Time, As Voted by You, Our Readers