MAY 19, 1999. The curtain rises on a bar that could charitably be described as "humble." Paint peels along the walls. The counter-tops are sticky with beers of yesteryear. Stuffing leaks from six bar-stools, and six occupants in their early thirties slouch on them: MIKE, DUSTIN, LUCAS, MAX, WILL, and ELEVEN, called EL. They are … Continue reading The Stranger Things Kids Turn 30 and Go See “The Phantom Menace” on Opening Night: A One-Act Play
It's often said that the first Pride was a riot. And that's true, insofar as modern Pride commemorates the uprising at Stonewall and the throwing, en masse, of bricks at cops. But perhaps more importantly, the first Pride was a fun, casual night on the town that went up in flames because straight people didn't … Continue reading The Top Ten Worst Things About the Worst Pride Month Ever
As you may have gleaned from the title of this article, I am not a classicist. One time, in college, I signed up for an Intro to Latin class, but I dropped out three weeks into the course after pulling an all nighter in Robarts making vocab flash cards right before our first quiz and … Continue reading Virgil Had A Pussy and I’ll Prove It
Illustration by Fiona Ostby. This debate contains spoilers for “Cat Person,” as well as discussion of rape and sexual abuse, which may be triggering to some readers. The interview has been edited and condensed for clarity, and to get rid of all our little verbal tics, because we uh, um, like, I think, used a … Continue reading Did “Cat Person” Deserve the Hype?
Best friend (26M) is mad at me (26M) because I steal his picture and make him to commit murder. How do I fix? (X-posted to r/legaladvice) By u/Cheburashka42069 Hello reddit. I write this on throw away account so police cannot trace back to me. When I was very little, like fifteen, I have best friend, … Continue reading Boris Pavlikovsky Asks for Love Advice on r/relationships
This post exists for one reason and one reason only: to spread awareness of the fact that Phoebe Bridgers, highly talented musician and wielder of a sword, once had a pixie cut. I know what you're thinking: surely there is no way that a pixie cut could possibly hold a candle to Phoebe's current style, … Continue reading Public Service Announcement: Phoebe Bridgers Used to Have a Pixie Cut
So the ad for this movie popped up on my Netflix homepage, and as soon as I saw the words "music journalist" in the summary, I thought: oh, boy. This oughta be good. Not as in, "This is going to be a good movie," but as in, "Is this going to be the kind of … Continue reading A Pedantic Fact Check of “Someone Great,” The New Romcom Where Gina Rodriguez Plays a Music Journalist, By a Real-Life Music Journalist
This past week, I finished reading Meaghan O'Connell's excellent book And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready. Among the many revelations in this book: caring for a newborn, it turns out, is extremely difficult! For the first month of their life, a newborn needs to eat every two hours, which means that … Continue reading Help Your Neighbours with Their Newborn, You Loser
Here at The Niche, we are big fans of John Mulaney and Annamarie Tendler's love for one another. But often, as I browse their Instagrams, an internal dilemma arises: do I want to be John? Do I want to be Anna? Or do I simply want them to adopt me? I suspect that these questions … Continue reading Quiz: Where Do You Fall on the Mulaney-Tendler-Kinsey Scale?
For the past three years, as Elizabeth Holmes' startling fall from grace has accelerated, we've all asked a single question: why? Holmes lied, for years, to millions of vulnerable patients, about having invented revolutionary blood-testing technology that might save their lives. She stole billions of dollars from investors, knowing full well that she had no capacity … Continue reading Is Elizabeth Holmes A Vampire?