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
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
Here are seven different cakes with the words "Robert Pope Leonard" written on them, ranked from most to least cosmically powerful. 7. Harry went to the trouble of buying a cake, purchasing icing, obtaining piping tools, and writing ROBERT POPE LEONARD by hand in hot pink on this cake, but then couldn't be fucked to … Continue reading We Wrote “Robert Pope Leonard” on Seven Different Cakes. What Happened Next Will Warm Your Heart.
If you've been following The Niche for any amount of time, you know that the only thing we love more than lesbianism is list-making. I'm here today to join these two areas with a definitive ranking of the greatest and most iconic lesbian TV couples of all time. Now, I'm going to lay a couple of … Continue reading The Top Ten Most Iconic Lesbian TV Couples of All Time, and Keep In Mind We’re Working With a Pretty Loose Definition of “Iconic”
So all the way back in the year 2000 - that's right, the turn of the fucking century, the dawn of the new millennium - notable great dad Michael Chabon dropped God's gift to American literature on us with The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. It is a magnum opus. It is the Great American Novel. … Continue reading When Are They Going to Make A Fucking Kavalier & Clay Movie, God Fucking Dammit, It’s Been Twenty Fucking Years
About a month ago, right around the time that I, along with all the other editors of The Niche, abruptly and for no particular reason gave up on The Niche, I got into the FXX sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. And if you know me, you know this: when I stan, I stan. I didn't write … Continue reading Six Homoerotic Promotional Photos for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia That Are More Satisfying Than All the Sex I’ve Ever Had
So, I listen to an absurd, excessive amount of music. According to my last.fm, I've listened to 2,357 songs in the last 30 days alone. And a lot of what I listen to is very, very niche. Thus, with the blessing of the other editors here at the Niche, I am launching the inaugural edition of … Continue reading The Niche Nine: Our Favourite Albums of February 2017