In the first season, it's Pete Campbell, rifling through a shoebox on Don's desk, who discovers the childhood photos, the birth certificate, the wrong name. In the third season, it's Betty, turning a key in a lock, sitting vigil at the kitchen table with a cigarette and a glass of wine and a stack of … Continue reading Don Draper Was A Trans Man: A Niche Interview with Jon Hamm
Once upon a time, in the year 2010 -- nearly a decade ago, fuck me -- there was a land called Livejournal. And the residents of that land loved nothing more than to collect angsty songs by white men and collate them into angsty playlists about white men. Entire communities sustained themselves on this practice, even though … Continue reading An Alphabetically Ordered List of Every Fictional Character That Comes Up When You Google “little lion man livejournal fanmix 2010”
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When Joanna Newsom said, "And there was a booming above you that night; black airplanes flew over the sea and they were lowing and shifting like beached whales, shelled snails. As you strained and you squinted to see the retreat of their hairless and blind cavalry, you froze in your sand shoal, prayed for your … Continue reading A Niche Review of Joanna Newsom’s “Ys”
It's 3 AM here. I have many things to do but decided to record a stray thought on my Notes app as though I am someone who does that. The following, lightly edited, potential Niche article titles were the only comprehensible entries I had in my notes: -Niche Quiz: If the different Niche interests were … Continue reading I Opened My iPhone Notes at 3 AM and All I Found Was a List of Year-Old Harry Potter-Themed Post Ideas Next to an Entry that Just Said “Salami Trucks”
Are you fucking ready for some lesbians? First Up: Dr. Allison Cameron The only woman who is legally allowed to own a "one vest per episode" number of vests is named Ellen DeGeneres. Cameron is such an archetypal closeted lesbian that it's almost like the House writers traveled forward in time and challenged each other … Continue reading Which House MD Characters are Lesbians? Spoiler Alert: Definitely Not Robert Fucking Chase
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A year ago a good friend of mine - you wouldn't know her, so let's call her "Golive Blambientwitch" - and I decided it would be a fabulous idea to arrange Massive Attack's "Teardrop" for five people. There was no reason for the song choice, or for the specificity in the numbers. Nothing means anything. … Continue reading My Neighbor Rented an Ice Cream Machine and I Missed it to Arrange the House MD Theme for a Quintet
1. ‘I'll be around on Sunday’ - Old Friend I have work meetings all day Sunday, actually! I have to run a unicorn camp on Monday. I guess Mitski could be doing this as well, but I feel like I would've heard about it by now, probably through a dramatically lit photoshoot. 2. ‘Walk up … Continue reading The Top Ten Least Relatable Lines On Mitski’s New Album “Be The Cowboy”
As many of you know, this website was founded on an inside joke about Robert Sean Leonard. And for the year and a half that The Niche has been active, I've played along, despite having very limited exposure to Robert Sean Leonard's oeuvre. By this I mean Harry and Ashleigh invited me over one night … Continue reading Y’all Mind If I Drink This Whole Thing of Cranberry Vodka and Watch Dead Poets Society?