Back in the 1990s, I did a fanzine that was about as successful as I could hope for given my lack of financial resources. With nowhere to print it but an all-night copy shop manned by a guy named Fred the Bastard, I couldn’t really achieve any impressive […]
Vox looks at a fan conspiracy shipping two members of One Direction: “Most, but not all, ships concern fictional characters, and in many parts of fandom there’s an understanding that if you’re shipping real people, you’re only shipping the idea of them being in a relationship. Often, however, […]
“How Nigerian Visual Artist Laolu Senbanjo Brought His Sacred Art Of The Ori To Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’”
At Okay Africa, Alyssa Klein interviews Laolu Senbanjo about working on Beyoncé’s “Lemonade.” “It was so emotional. It was powerful, mind-blowing. Being someone of her power, status, speaking up for women, speaking up for Black Lives Matter, empowerment. To be part of that… she has an amazing vision. […]
At The Guardian, Steven W. Thrasher writes, “Prince broke all the rules about what Black American men should be.” “Prince repelled and fascinated me because he represented every side of all the contradictions I felt. I felt nervous even looking at him, and yet I couldn’t look away. […]
Vulture interviews Supermodel of the World, RuPaul. “[Drag] actually didn’t save my life, it gave me a life. I don’t think there is a life in the mundane 9-to-5 hypocrisy. That’s not living. That’s just part of the Matrix. And drag is punk rock, because it is not […]
The Gutter’s own Beth and friend of the Gutter Todd Stadtman join Mike White to discuss the Indian film classic, Sholay on The Projection Booth.