It's the middle of April, and you know what that means: it's time to finally roll out our best reads of March. Enjoy! The Banality of Empathy by Namwali Serpell for The New York Review of Books One argument about the political and social efficacy of art that I hear a lot is that it … Continue reading The Ten Best Things We Read In March 2019
25. Wolf Parade - Cry Cry Cry Tell me about the dream where we pull the bodies out of the lake and dress them in warm clothes again. -- Richard Siken, Scheherazade 24. Kelela - Take Me Apart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePi5BLJogyA I wanted to take him home and rough him up and get my hands inside him, … Continue reading The Niche’s Top 25 Albums of 2017, and Also the Lines from Richard Siken’s “Crush” That Best Describe Them
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
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?
There is a lot of dark, chaotic energy contained in the show that we here at The Niche know as Hate Crimes MD. The weight of sadness and repression palpable in each and every sentence is truly unbearable. It seems fitting, then, to take that sadness and repression and attempt to make it even worse … Continue reading Housman MD, or, House MD but House Speaks Only in Lines from AE Housman Poems
I think if Solange returned my calls and heard what I had to say, she would agree that the following scenes from Richard Siken's Crush are uniquely suited to her artistic voice. In fact, we could EGOT together if she allowed me to direct her next music video based on any of the following fragments. Please … Continue reading Scenes From Richard Siken’s Crush I Would Like to Adapt into Solange Music Videos