J.C. Leyendecker: pioneer of gay subtext in art and aesthetic embodiment of the Niche staff's collective dysphoria. [...] a lot of gay artists had to use what I call the “palimpsest technique.” Palimpsest refers to the fact that parchment used to be so expensive they would have to paint it over to write something new, and … Continue reading What We’re Reading at 1AM
Like the rest of the world, tonight I'm tripping out about time crystals and #relating more than I could have expected to non-equilibrium matter: A time crystal is like constantly oscillating jelly in its natural, ground state, and that's what makes it a whole new phase of matter - non-equilibrium matter. It's incapable of sitting … Continue reading What We’re Reading at 1AM
I haven't read a thing today. Here are a series of A Bit of Fry & Laurie sketches which YouTube played automatically as I ate my reheated chicken curry in bed.
Once upon a time Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart met at a White House dinner. Eleanor had always wanted to fly a plane so they left the dinner, still in their formal gowns, and commandeered a plane and flew around a bunch. This true story is the subject of this delightful children's book. And, of … Continue reading What We’re Reading at 1 AM
To Our Comrade, Robert L (S Leonard), Scoffer at this Niche On this February 28th at 1AM, we thought it best to pay homage to the birthday sweaterboy himself: Robert Lawrence "Sean" Leonard. He's had some poignant moments, and we've ranked a list of highlights for you. Here at The Niche, RSL is a well-established gender icon, … Continue reading What We’re Reading at 1AM: RSL Edition
Vindication of the Rights of Woman: Chapter VIII. Thanks, Mary. Alex Trebek's Wikipedia page. That's self-explanatory. Just browsing for tea at Simpson & Vail. Irene really loves their Fancy Darjeeling Blend. Finalement... Safe Passage (1995) on youtube. Susan Sarandon comes for us all in the end.
If you can think of a gay artist, writer, or other historical figure then there has probably been an article written about them with some variation on the title "The Secret Life of [insert name here]". I end up finding a new one around this time of night at least once a week. The secret … Continue reading What We’re Reading at 1AM
David Cronenberg: Digital Exhibition. Around midnight is when I usually get excited about prop-making. Have you ever seen Naked Lunch? Don't watch it right now- it's not a "start it right before bed" sort of movie. Instead, check out some sick mugwumps. Warning: Cronenberg-typical body horror and insects on this page. *** "Oh Who Is That Young … Continue reading What We’re Reading at 1AM
Meet Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians. She was the ruler of Mercia and helped fight off the Viking attacks. She sounds like a good one-episode Star Trek character, I feel. Sorry to link to Vice but Meet the Man Who Seduced All Your Fave Dead Gays I don't understand what this but it seems to be a book … Continue reading What We’re Reading at 1 AM
In a new nightly series, we bring you the best of the late-night garbage internet: the links, videos, and Wikipedia rabbit holes which keep us up past our bedtimes. This first edition will be an educational one, but don't get your hopes up for the rest. This time, however, we present for your reading pleasure: "Mummification: Let's Mummify … Continue reading What We’re Reading at 1AM