Essays

The Doom Generation: A Heterosexual Movie

by Evan Purchell If there’s anything immediately shocking about Gregg Araki’s 1995 film The Doom Generation, it’s not the sex, the mayhem, the whatever – it’s the way it’s billed: “A Heterosexual Movie.” That Araki, whose aggressively gay previous films brought a punk charge to the...

Velvet in Furs: Velvet Goldmine

by Kyle Turner Alien. Otherworldly. Beyond the heavens. However you could describe David Bowie, all he had to say was, “I’m an instant star. Just add water and stir.” For the artist occasionally known as Ziggy Stardust—preceding the artists like Madonna and Lady Gaga—Bowie was aware...