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 […]