A few years ago I wrote an essay about the history of powerviolence, an obscure sub-subgenre of punk rock that originated on the West Coast but has since spread to … Continue reading Powerviolence, or How to Play Punk with a Hammer
The pinch many artists and nonprofits felt after the 2008 recession is now turning into a full-blown garroting. Nationally, Donald Trump has an axe hanging over the neck of … Continue reading The arts are dead. Long live art.
The Year of Our Lord 2015 was a busy media year for me. On top of writing a graduate thesis project on 1980s counterculture and cult film, I spent roughly … Continue reading What I watched in 2015
“Tip the world on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.” Once said Frank Lloyd Wright, famously smug. In his mind was the teenage City of Angels, … Continue reading Everything Loose Will Land
[I began writing letters to Ted K back in 2011. I needed a muse and so I designated Ted K as the would-be receiver of my epistolary confessionals. I have … Continue reading Letters to Ted Kaczynski: Part I