From the dedicated, warrior top, to the Tokugawa twinks of Edo, these character archetypes enjoyed wide public knowledge and appreciation, which was unheard of in contemporary areas of the Western world. The literature produced in this time reflected a world where love and sex between men could be accepted and celebrated.
Medieval art is an orchard ripe for meme pickings. Perhaps I’ve just fashioned a very niche worldview for myself, but it seems like everywhere I turn on the internet there’s some sort of mood board of medieval cats. Which is phenomenal. Medieval cats are great. However, the objectively best image medieval art has to offer … Continue reading The Horny Nun and the Penis Tree: An Untold Story
To borrow a phrase from our greatest inspiration, the internet is a rich tapestry. If you're like me, you were raised on the internet, and you've been stumbling into strange, shadowy corners of the web since you were old enough to talk. Sometimes, Weird Internet is great. Some of my fondest childhood memories involve whole … Continue reading A Niche Interview with the Author of the Zootopia Abortion Comic
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.
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
She was so beautiful, and so unattainable, and the more unattainable she seemed, the more beautiful she grew. One time you bumped into her outside the biology classroom, and she apologized to you. She called you the wrong name but that was all right. It was better if she didn't know anything about you. For … Continue reading Women in Mary Cassatt Paintings As Straight Girls You’ve Had Crushes On
At its best, art taps into the soul's inexpressible longings. It transcends language, expressing through color and form the subtler emotions which defy discrete categorization. In this new series, I will explore how art articulates the Big Freakin' Moods which so define everyday life. Our first installment: the works of Quentin Blake. Best known for his longtime collaboration … Continue reading Several Quentin Blake Illustrations and Their Respective #Moods