Every Day, the Only Thing That Becomes Clearer Is That Aureta Is the Sole Role Model for Our Times

Aureta Thomollari, better known simply as @aureta on Instagram, is that rare breed of mysterious “personality” in the vain of Citizen Kane of Howard Hughes (minus the part where she engages in creepy white male behavior and eccentricities that are psychologically damaging to others). Details of who she truly is …

A Lot Like Love Is One of Many Mid-00s Rom-Coms That Offers A Fatally Dated Mistake In the Premise of Pursuit

While there are myriad problems with rom-coms in general, it seems that the zenith of their issues was at a certain peak in the mid-00s, when we were all still in denial about “gender roles”–and gender at all, the false concept of masculinity that was, apparently, only a myth that …

Something Old Is New Again (As Usual): Lana Del Rey’s “Elvis” and The King

For those non-fangirls and boys out there, word of Lana Del Rey offering a new “composition,” as she dubbed it in typical Del Rey fashion, to a documentary film called The King should be taken in stride. If it sounds slightly “garage-y,” it’s not necessarily intentional so much as a …

David Lynch Continues to Tell Us, “I Don’t Feel That I Need to Explain My Art to You, Warren”

David Lynch, the king of conjuring interpretations and criticisms that will probably never signify any of what he originally intended (hence, some parties arguing that criticism is a totally inane field), has struck again by declaring, once and for all: “When you finish anything, people want to talk about it. …