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Drag Them To Filth: Ideal Male Bodies, Language Police And Long Haired Queer Activism Edition
Drag Them To Filth

Drag Them To Filth: Ideal Male Bodies, Language Police And Long Haired Queer Activism Edition

Well, hello there dearest Filthy Dreams readers! What’s that? Are you ready to fume? Us too. Why, we find ourselves so horrified, enraged and just a bit amused by the nonsense editors dare publish these days that we’re starting a new series here on Filthy Dreams–Drag Them To Filth. Here we’ll provide a monthly wrap-up … Continue reading

In Hanya Yanagihara’s “A Little Life,” It Doesn’t Get Better
Books

In Hanya Yanagihara’s “A Little Life,” It Doesn’t Get Better

I’ve never contemplated jumping out a window while clutching an over 800 page book before reading Hanya Yanagihara’s distressing, bleaker than bleak novel A Little Life. Published in 2015, Yanagihara describes the writing of her book as “a fever dream.” And well, it’s not that much different to read–a bildungsroman filtered through extreme, seemingly unending … Continue reading

Can Alice Neel And Hilton Als Teach The Art World About Representation?
Art

Can Alice Neel And Hilton Als Teach The Art World About Representation?

An unintentional side effect of the recent uproar over the inclusion of Dana Schutz’s Open Casket in the Whitney Biennial is it raised important if seemingly self-explanatory questions about how white artists should ethically represent people of color and their experiences. And no, I’m not praising its ill-conceived inclusion as “opening a conversation.” I’m sure … Continue reading

Down The Rabbit Hole: The Ridiculous Theater Of The White House Easter Egg Roll
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Down The Rabbit Hole: The Ridiculous Theater Of The White House Easter Egg Roll

There’s nothing more convincing of the absolute triumph of a bizarre mixture of surrealism and farce like watching President Donald Trump appear next to a giant bespectacled Easter Bunny that looks positively stunned at the circus surrounding him. Like Bun Buns, I too watched yesterday’s first Trump administration Easter Egg Roll with my jaw dropped and a … Continue reading