Murder on the Orient Express Reminds Us to Embrace the Gray Areas of Life

Remakes of classic films–and worse yet, classic films based on equally as classic books–tend always to be dicey. And even with Kenneth Branagh’s faithful rendering of everything he adapts, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to Macbeth, there can be no denying that, as Christopher Orr of The Atlantic put it, “Murder …

Lena Dumb-bum: Self-Proclaimed Feminist Stands By Former Girls Writer Accused of Sexual Assault

Like Lady Gaga collaborating with R. Kelly on the unfortunately titled “Do What U Want With My Body” and then backpedaling by switching to feature Christina Aguilera instead to deflect the scent from her lack of so-called feminism, Lena Dunham is the ultimate in phony baloney feminists. Yet another reason …

My Friend Dahmer Details the Pre-Serial Killer Era of An Adolescent In Need of a Connection

Though serial killers are always ultimately painted as gruesome non-human caricatures when the body count tally finally gets publicized, there is almost always a backstory that sheds a project-level light on the why. In Jeffrey Dahmer’s case, a tense home life paired with strange urges constantly manifesting in the dismemberment …

Taking Cues From Her Sacramento Forebears, Didion and Ringwald, Greta Gerwig Adds to the Parsimonious List of Abashed Love Letters to the City

As Greta Gerwig’s directorial and solo writing debut, it’s only right that she should go for the most autobiographical subject possible: the California capital city in which she was raised. With only two truly “grandmotherly” sources representative of Sacramento success stories (i.e. getting out and becoming world-renowned), Gerwig draws on the …

Attempting to Appeal to Straights: The Downfall of the Trixie and Katya Show

Drag queens aren’t—nor will they ever be—renowned for not being completely and totally amenable to corporate whoredom. That’s what they strive for, in fact. The ultimate goal and end game as established by the grandmother (no shade) herself, RuPaul. Yet for the likes of someone such as Katya Zamolodchikova (Trixie …

Art Truly Is Subjective: Robin Leach Buys Britney Spears’ Infamous Flower Painting for 10K

They’ve always said art is subjective–yet is it, really? Because, objectively speaking, a piece of art ought to “move” someone, to use a banality. And, in all honesty, can any of us genuinely corroborate being moved to feel much of anything upon gazing at Britney Spears’ floral-inspired contribution to the …