The Getty Museum explores the Queer legacy of 3909 Sunset Boulevard. “Now designated as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, the address is most remembered as the site of The Black Cat, which opened as a gay bar in 1966 with a pool table and a jukebox stocked with […]
Daniel Chong talks about We Bare Bears with Datebook. “While We Bare Bears is beloved globally, particularly in Asia, for its funny, wholesome cuddliness, Daniel Chong — the Berkeley creator of the show who set it in the Bay Area after the formative period he spent while working […]
At KPBS, Beth Accomando interviews Jay Patrick about non-James Bond spy movies and Nora Flore about screwball comedies to watch during quarantine! (PS. They’re all friends of the Gutter, so’s you know).
Friend of the Gutter Sara Century looks at some of Laura Dern’s most iconic roles in the Lynchverse. “By the time her Blue Velvet ‘audition’ rolled around in 1986, Dern was only 16 but had been acting since childhood, accompanying her mom (acclaimed actor Diane Ladd) on films […]
Jonathan Katz writes about the power of activist drag: “[F]rom our current vantage point, the advent of sloganeering clothing seems vastly less of a defining break with the past than in fact it was. Queer fashion once spoke sotto voce to insiders, at once defining membership in a […]
Brandon Hawks considers the fictional Sixteenth Century Serbian book that puts the Santa Clarita Diet‘s zombie disease in historical context. (And he teaches everyone more about mixed media manuscript-print books). “While the book is a plot device, pointing to the mysteries of the disease’s origins centuries before, its […]