On Ask Polly: I Want to Get Laid But I'm Afraid of Oppressing Women

It is completely and totally possible to be a red-blooded, masculine man without being a rape-y douche. Those two things need not be synonymous. LW doesn't need to apologize (literally or figuratively) for being male. LW is already painfully aware of the male privilege he enjoys, most of the men who act offensively aren't aware at all.

Just treat women like people. Normal, human people. Who also want sex. Maybe with you, LW? Find out!

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 5:22 pm 0

On Beauty and Ruin in Pigeon Forge

I was lucky enough to visit Dollywood a few years ago, and it absolutely surreal. I have a distinct memory of fried chicken whizzing past my head at regular intervals. It strains the true/false fake/real axes as much as anything on the Vegas Strip. As a child of Orange County who grew up in the shadow of the mindfuck that is The Magic Kingdom, I can say that Dollywood has Disneyland beat by a country mile.

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 1:56 pm 0

On Story Covered

Why is there a photo of a giraffe carcass heading this story?

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 11:21 am 0

On The Collage Artist

@Trilby I can see where you're coming from. I would be bummed out if a teenager I knew was seriously into emulating Lana Del Rey. But isn't that vision just one of the shadowy faces of femininity? It's something I sense beneath the surface in myself and many other grown women I know.

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 9:05 am 0

On The Collage Artist

@Subway Suicide@twitter and nevermind that 'Video Games' and 'American' are among the best pop songs on offer since Britney Spears 'Toxic'.

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 5:41 pm 1

On The Collage Artist

I've never been able to understand the Lana Del Rey hate. Sure, her persona is contrived! Of course it's hollow and doesn't bear up under close scrutiny! But that's ALL pop culture. Into the empty void we pour ourselves. Ms Del Rey's artistic output is all shiny surface, all reflection, and we use it to examine ourselves.

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 5:39 pm 1

On The Problem of Coolness, Solved

This website used to be cool.

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm 3

On Welcome to San Williamsisco

How are they defining "Williamsburg" though? There are still a lot of low- and middle-income families in the eastern and southern sectors of the neighborhood.

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 12:20 pm 0

On Brutalism's Bullies

@My Number Is My Address preach!

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 8:23 am 1

On Brutalism's Bullies

I could argue that Brutalism fits better in Southern California's wide open spaces (and general brightly lit sense of dread and ennui). As evidence, may I present the Salk Institute:

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 7:41 pm 3