Classic cinema, ancient literature, aesthetics, lesbianism, miscellaneous
Created 07 Jul 2021
  • Giallo Gothic
    04 Apr 2022
    Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars from 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-Right I half-enjoyed this short exploration of online communities, which has previously garnered criticism for devoting...
  • Fight! Fight! Fight!
    29 Mar 2022 1 0
    Everyone has a take on two men fighting at the Oscars. I don’t have a take. I did not watch the Academy Awards this year. I do, however, have a plan to improve on them. My major point of contention wi...
  • The Two Books I Read This Week
    27 Mar 2022
    Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman It’s a cliche to say that Amusing Ourselves to Death is a prophetic book, but that statement grows only more ap...
  • The Great Rewiring
    25 Mar 2022 3 3
    Ironically K-pop videos are a lot of what keeps me stuck online, so here I am using a screenshot from one to illustrate this article (WJSN ‘I Wish‘) Like (most likely) every reader of this newsletter,...
  • Fifties Films and Tennessee Williams
    21 Mar 2022
    Here are some things I enjoyed this week. I read more and watched more films because of my sudden determination to limit all social media and fast-paced internet browsing, which I now shun as evil. I ...
  • The Creation-Consumption Paradox
    18 Mar 2022
    I have been on a kick of ADHD over-correction recently, and when I am in this mood I find myself trying to optimise, to work out how to be more productive or organised where it is not even really need...
  • Housekeeping *for subscribers*
    14 Mar 2022 1 2
    The more I write, the more I realise that I want to keep writing, and writing here, and writing about the same things but with new levels of knowledge and profundity which I have yet to gain. I’m a 20...
  • The closer they get to the top - the nearer they get to the bottom
    13 Mar 2022 1 0
    This week we shall go… Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) dir. Russ Meyer Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is a film which is at once 500 years behind the times and 500 years in front of them. This i...
  • Fake Antique Shopping 2: Old Hollywood Edition
    11 Mar 2022
    I am obsessed with articles online where the cultural elite tell us what to buy, and when. Basically if I was tasked with writing those articles then this is what I would write. This week I was inspir...
  • Lesbian Vampires, Swedish Winters, California Death
    07 Mar 2022 1 0
    The Best Intentions by Ingmar Bergman No, I didn’t know that Ingmar Bergman wrote a novel either. I found this in the library two towns over, shelved with two of his other novels, and thought ‘I’m tak...
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