Tag: art

A Hero is a Goddamn Stupid Thing to Have: Todd Haynes’s The Velvet Underground and the Dismantling of the Rock Doc

This week’s Guest Star is Nick Hanover. He writes about Todd Hayne’s documentary, The Velvet Underground (2021). ~~~ Before the Austin Film Society premiere screening of Todd Haynes’s The Velvet Underground, giddy fanboy/celebrated indie auteur Richard Linklater warned the audience this would not be your “typical music documentary […]

“Let People Enjoy This Essay”

At Gawker, B.D. McClay writes about “letting people enjoy things,” fan culture and detachment and “becoming a better snob.” “The paradox of a wide-open digital publishing field is that it has tended more and more toward consensus, with its two modes being the rave and the takedown, instead […]

Surreal Noir

Listen to Surreal Noir at No Bounds Radio hosted by friend of the Gutter Kate Laity. It’s what it says–a mix of discussion of surreal art and noir books and film. This episode includes audio and texts from In a Lonely Place, Leonora Carrington, Ghostdance, Remedios Varo, and […]