A Conservative High School Production of Angels in America Where They Can’t Say AIDS So All the Characters Have Diabetes Instead

About 21 hours ago, blogger Chelsea Fagan delivered the funniest tweet of all time unto us: the other day a bartender told me his high school did a performance of RENT where they couldn't say AIDS so all the characters had diabetes — Chelsea Fagan (@Chelsea_Fagan) October 6, 2017 I mean, we've all heard of … Continue reading A Conservative High School Production of Angels in America Where They Can’t Say AIDS So All the Characters Have Diabetes Instead

A Comprehensive List of All 160 Things Ira Madison III Has Said “Keep It” About

Culture writer Ira Madison III, also known as @ira on Twitter, has become famous for a simple catchphrase: keep it. It's ruthless, efficient, lethal. If Ira ever looked at something I made and told me to keep it, I believe that my bones would disintegrate into ash. Keep it is a lifestyle. Keep it is a fundamental right and an earned … Continue reading A Comprehensive List of All 160 Things Ira Madison III Has Said “Keep It” About

Some Suggestions for the First-Ever Niche Funko Pop Line

From: Peyton <peyton@the-niche.blog> To: Funko Pop! Prototype Development <production@funko.com> Subject: Niche Funko Pop Line Suggestions - FINAL Hi Sandra, Hope this note finds you well! My apologies for taking so long to get back to you - it's been a WILD month here at the Niche. We just last week had the chance to sit down with all … Continue reading Some Suggestions for the First-Ever Niche Funko Pop Line

I Went Ahead and Wrote A Spider-Man Movie Where Peter Parker is Bisexual Because Life is Short and God Knows Nobody Else Was Going to Do It

Here's the screenplay, if you want to skip the preamble. Did you know that Andrew Garfield, the inventor of acting, once proposed a Spider-Man movie in which Peter Parker would be bisexual and Michael B. Jordan would play MJ? Did you know that he proposed this more than once? Did you know that Sony and … Continue reading I Went Ahead and Wrote A Spider-Man Movie Where Peter Parker is Bisexual Because Life is Short and God Knows Nobody Else Was Going to Do It

E•MO•TION by Carly Rae Jepsen is a Pop Opera About Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin and I’ll Prove It

Run Away With Me You're stuck in my head, stuck on my heart, stuck on my body, body I wanna go, get out of here, I'm sick of the party, party I'd run away I'd run away with you Now, if you'll recall, an early and pivotal plot point in The Social Network is that … Continue reading E•MO•TION by Carly Rae Jepsen is a Pop Opera About Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin and I’ll Prove It

I’ll Eat When I’m Dead: A Niche Interview with Author Barbara Bourland

Have you ever had one of those totally magical experiences when you're killing time at Barnes & Noble and you spot a book with an intriguing cover and you pick it up and you read the first goddamn sentence and you immediately have to stand in one place and hoover up as much of the story as … Continue reading I’ll Eat When I’m Dead: A Niche Interview with Author Barbara Bourland

The Niche Nine: Our Favourite Albums of July 2017

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

We Asked Seven Famous Female Authors to Review Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator

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