You know, I was looking forward to July. I'd been looking forward to July for months and months, because I knew that July meant new Arcade Fire. I had high hopes. High, high hopes. Reflektor may have been uneven and bloated, but Funeral and Neon Bible and The Suburbs all remain peerless classics. So I was like, okay. So they went a little … Continue reading The Niche Nine: Our Favourite Albums of July 2017
Presently topping the charts of the Steam Store, Dream Daddy is the game of the year, and we have the distinct honour of welcoming seven lions of the feminist literary canon to review each Dream Daddy's storyline. Keep scrolling to read fresh takes from Jane Austen, Judith Butler, Anne Carson, Sylvia Plath, Warsan Shire, Virginia Woolf, and … Continue reading We Asked Seven Famous Female Authors to Review Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator
You may be surprised but there are NOT as many clock and candlestick representations in pop culture as one would hope. This is a shame because time-keeping objects are always good symbolism and they are even better when paired with tall showy companions, as I think you will realize in a minute. 1. Cogsworth and … Continue reading Steady Time-Keepers and Their Tall-ish Pretentious Companions in Pop Culture
Via Old House Memes, naturally, and with special thanks to Old House Dreams, which is a far classier establishment. Both sites, however, are... what's the word? Ah, yes. Valid. Let's get to it, shall we? 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.
In the entire history of fiction, there have been exactly two characters named Maurice. This is a flagrantly untrue statement, but I had to open this little ditty somehow. If you’ve seen both Maurice (1987) or Madagascar (2005)– I’ve seen one of the two; guess which– you’ll know that there is no difference between their … Continue reading Quiz: Which Cinematic Maurice is this Quote Directed At?
Boy, this one really brought out the straights. Here, in no particular order, are some of my favourites from the comments that we summarily deleted. Note: These are excerpts, cut for brevity; one commenter's screed ran to six whole paragraphs. Also, this like, actually does get homophobic, so proceed with caution. 1. "I can agree … Continue reading My Favorite Deleted Comments by Straight People from the Article Ranking American Girl Dolls in Order of Gayness
For those not in the know, The Dynamic is the pure, unadulterated concentration of all the greatest love stories in existence, across time and through space. The Dynamic is a merging of souls, a fixed point in a changing age. This quiz will allow you to determine which half of The Dynamic you are, so … Continue reading Quiz: Which Half of The Dynamic Are You?
I've written at some length about how American Girl's story model is pretty inherently gay: take a girl from a given historical period, have her run up against the gendered conventions of the era, ???, profit. The line was always meant to run counter to hypersexualized dolls like Barbie and Bratz, and so the focus … Continue reading American Girl Dolls Ranked In Order of Gayness
Garfield did go on to admit, “as far as I know, I am not a gay man,” but appeared to be open to the possibility of a same-sex experience or relationship at some point in the future. “Maybe I’ll have an awakening later in my life, which I’m sure will be wonderful and I’ll get … Continue reading He
I have an axe to grind today, and in the interest of accessibility, I feel a responsibility to familiarize you with that axe right up front. The weapon and/or forestry implement in question? Right here, buddy: Have a listen. Or don't! It's my belief that this song is profoundly dangerous. Not because it's unpleasant. Au contraire, … Continue reading It’s Not Actually the First Day of Your Life and Conor “Bright Eyes” Oberst is a Fraud and a Charlatan