Anyone Else Physically Aching to Swap Bodies with Donna Tartt After Reading That Esquire Article About Bennington College in the Eighties? Anyone? No? Just Me?

Some weeks ago, Esquire published Lili Anolik's long-form exploration of the famous -- and famously debauched -- Bennington College Class of 1986. After rabid consumption of the article, multiple times, over a period of 48 hours, I have compiled this list of the quotes from the which most inspire the physical ache of not being … Continue reading Anyone Else Physically Aching to Swap Bodies with Donna Tartt After Reading That Esquire Article About Bennington College in the Eighties? Anyone? No? Just Me?

These Man-Shaped Beings Are Gay and There’s Nothing Neil Gaiman Can Do About It (A Good Omens Primer)

In the near present you, dear Nichers, will likely be seeing a lot about the BBC/Amazon mini-series of Good Omens. You probably already have—it's actually a little scary how many non-internet people I know who've asked me if I've heard about "this new show" like I don't have every page of the novel inscribed in … Continue reading These Man-Shaped Beings Are Gay and There’s Nothing Neil Gaiman Can Do About It (A Good Omens Primer)

Let’s Scroll Through John Mulaney and Annamarie Tendler’s Instagrams While Listening to “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by The Beach Boys Until We All Have Emotional Breakdowns

So, two days ago, and with flagrant disregard for my mental health, John Mulaney posted this picture on Instagram: Until this picture arrived in my life, I'd been pretty ambivalent on John Mulaney. The Delta Airlines bit was funny. The Les Mis sketch with the singing lobster was funnier. But... I mean, really, this isn't … Continue reading Let’s Scroll Through John Mulaney and Annamarie Tendler’s Instagrams While Listening to “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by The Beach Boys Until We All Have Emotional Breakdowns

All Television Roommates Are Gay and Here’s A List of the Gayest

Longtime Muppeteer Eric Jacobson, who has played Bert since 1997, has gone on record as saying he believes The Odd Couple was the inspiration for Bert and Ernie. He used this as a reason to dispute their implied queerness, saying, "If you know the genesis of the characters, it’s an absurd idea." You know what’s … Continue reading All Television Roommates Are Gay and Here’s A List of the Gayest

Lyrical Changes I Would Make to Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 to Make the Fact That Pierre Is in Love With Andrey More Explicit

As we all know, Pierre Bezukhov, the character from Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, is gay. Great Comet, Dave Malloy's musical adaptation of part of the novel, hints at this fact, but not, in my opinion, quite enough. Here are the slight lyrical changes and production choices that I always make in my head when … Continue reading Lyrical Changes I Would Make to Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 to Make the Fact That Pierre Is in Love With Andrey More Explicit

Who is Whom in the Phantom Thread AU of Dwight and Angela From The Office?: A Statistical Analysis

By way of introduction: there's been a lot of talk these days on filme tumblerre about the Repressed Cinematic Universe (RCU) and the merits of emotional/sexual repression as an artistic statement. I've also recently been re-watching NBC's The Office for the third time with my girlfriend. Earlier today, these two facts led me to ask the … Continue reading Who is Whom in the Phantom Thread AU of Dwight and Angela From The Office?: A Statistical Analysis

Seven Mitski Lyrics That Will Make You Yearn Desperately for the Touch of Another Human Being, Literally Anyone, Oh My God I’m So Lonely

Singer-songwriter and critically acclaimed indie darling Mitski has garnered tremendous praise for her ability to capture complex shades of human connection and isolation in song. While she is, without a doubt, one of the greatest musicians of our generation, a Mitski album is an emotional reckoning of unparalleled intensity and brutality. A Mitski album should come … Continue reading Seven Mitski Lyrics That Will Make You Yearn Desperately for the Touch of Another Human Being, Literally Anyone, Oh My God I’m So Lonely