Is It Future Or Is It Past?: Stuck In The Eternal Return With Twin Peaks: The Return “Parts 17 & 18”
Lost In The Bang Bang Bar

Is It Future Or Is It Past?: Stuck In The Eternal Return With Twin Peaks: The Return “Parts 17 & 18”

Well, hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers and Twin Peaks fanatics! It’s a good thing we made so many sandwiches! Sadly it’s time for one last jaunt to get Lost In The Bang Bang Bar for Twin Peaks: The Return Parts 17 and 18. I hope to see all of you again–every one of you. … Continue reading

Powers At Play More Forceful Than We: Taking Our Chances With Twin Peaks: The Return ‘Part 6’
Lost In The Bang Bang Bar

Powers At Play More Forceful Than We: Taking Our Chances With Twin Peaks: The Return ‘Part 6’

“You have to wake up!” Wha wha…what? OH hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers and fellow Twin Peaks fanatics! Are you feeling like some hair of the dog and torch songs in the Bang Bang Bar? Me too. Well, let’s check in with The Return Part 6. What the hell is going on? I’m not … Continue reading

Gagging On The Endless Cycle Of Violence With Nancy Spero in ‘Maypole: Take No Prisoners’
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Gagging On The Endless Cycle Of Violence With Nancy Spero in ‘Maypole: Take No Prisoners’

In The Art of Cruelty, Maggie Nelson cites a letter by an “aggrieved” Brigham Young student responding to Brian Evenson’s uber-violent Altmann’s Tongue. The student dramatically exclaimed, “I feel like someone who has eaten something poisonous and is desperate to get rid of it” (94). As Nelson reflects on the unnamed student’s letter: “The imbibing … Continue reading

You Make Me ____: 21st Century Cruising And Nihilism In Thomas Moore’s ‘In Their Arms’
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You Make Me ____: 21st Century Cruising And Nihilism In Thomas Moore’s ‘In Their Arms’

In 1977, Richard Hell appeared on the cover of his seminal album Blank Generation with the words “You Make Me______.” scrawled on his bony chest. While the term blank generation certainly resonated with the post-Vietnam, bankrupt New York of the 1970s, they had nothing on the blankness of our digitally obsessed 21st century. In fact, it … Continue reading

Sweet Dream Or A Beautiful Nightmare: The Uncanny Horror of Jordan Wolfson’s ‘(Female figure)’
Art

Sweet Dream Or A Beautiful Nightmare: The Uncanny Horror of Jordan Wolfson’s ‘(Female figure)’

“My mother is dead. My father is dead. I’m gay. I’d like to be a poet. This is my house,” unsettlingly proclaims artist Jordan Wolfson’s haunting creation, (Female figure), during both the introduction and conclusion of its seven-minute cycle in Wolfson’s solo exhibition at the David Zwirner Gallery. And it certainly is her house now as she conjures … Continue reading