An essay in pieces by Janice Sapigao on the moments leading up to meeting Lupe Fiasco in an ice cream parlor in LA. This essay also meditates on the relationship between artist and audience, between celebrity and fandom, as well as race and understanding.
Jana du Plessis
Jana du Plessis’s essay on Tinder, meeting people online, getting over heartbreak, small talk, and clichés.
The third installment of Jeff Jackson’s Ideal Home Noise takes a look at new and updated releases from Wim Wenders, Costas-Gravas, and Stewart Home.
Scenes from The Grave on the Wall, a project in which Brandon Shimoda writes about his grandfather through a series of poetic images: “One dreams of living above a bathhouse / In a snow-covered field…”
Nora Hickey shows that we’re all trying to find our way back to something and that Archie comics are weirder than you likely are aware of.
What inspires people to want to try to have procreative sex under a 340-ton boulder? Fortunato Salazar investigates the Levitated Mass at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Is your “apology” actually an apology, or a backhanded method of defense? Molly Brodak takes a deeper look.
“I guess I’m a little ambivalent about, quote, meeting someone from Tinder at the museum, end quote.” New prose in dialogue from Jimmy Chen.
Why is David Lynch’s Blue Velvet considered a classic, while Jonathan Demme’s strangely parallel Something Wild is not? Scott Creney provide a close critical evaluation of two of 1986’s strangest films.
A heartbreaking and beautifully crafted personal essay on motherhood, being big, and loving too much.