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The Tooth Hurts: John Patrick Higgins on Pain and Porcelain

The Tooth Hurts: John Patrick Higgins on Pain and Porcelain

John Patrick Higgins chatters about his newfound porcelain immortality and the tooth hurt endured for his new book, Teeth: An Oral History.

Waxing Moustaches: A Hair-Brained Interview with Humourist Aug Stone

Waxing Moustaches: A Hair-Brained Interview with Humourist Aug Stone

What do sports, music, comedy, and neuroplasticity have to do with waxing moustaches? This hair-brained interview with humourist Aug Stone explains.

‘Suffering Sappho!’ Unghosts the Lesbian in Lesbian Camp

‘Suffering Sappho!’ Unghosts the Lesbian in Lesbian Camp

Lesbian camp is not a thing of the past. It evolves and remains relevant to subsequent generations. Suffering Sappho! Unghosts the lesbian in lesbian camp.

Two Men in a Tub: A Sudsy Interview with Humorist Robert Wringham

Two Men in a Tub: A Sudsy Interview with Humorist Robert Wringham

Robert Wringham’s Rub-A-Dub-Dub slips neck-deep into the wet hot mess of middle-age angst. From the comfort of his bath, so to speak, he talks about it.

The Punk Rock Sci-Fi of Izumi Suzuki’s ‘Hit Parade of Tears’

The Punk Rock Sci-Fi of Izumi Suzuki’s ‘Hit Parade of Tears’

Though her fiction retains elements of future conjecture and civilizational prognosis, like punk rock itself, Izumi Suzuki is more committed to the sci-fi genre as an edgy social and emotional analysis tool.

Please, No More Hollywood Movies About Hollywood Movies

Please, No More Hollywood Movies About Hollywood Movies

What is this growing trend of Hollywood movies being made about Hollywood movies? Is it narcissism? Lack of imagination?

A Pseudo-Intellectual Defense of a Star Wars Prequel

A Pseudo-Intellectual Defense of a Star Wars Prequel

Just as Camille Paglia praised George Lucas’ magnum opus, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, I too run the gauntlet of jeers and spitballs.

Why ‘Jackass’ (Still) Works

Why ‘Jackass’ (Still) Works

Jackass was originally for early aughts audiences. Now 20 years and multiple blows to the head, heart, and extremities later, that moment has proven to be damn near immortal.

Author and Podcaster Rax King Is Irresistibly Cheeky in ‘Tacky’

Author and Podcaster Rax King Is Irresistibly Cheeky in ‘Tacky’

Author and podcaster Rax King shares her love of tasteless kitsch in her funny book on pop culture, Tacky: Love Letters to the Worst Culture We Have to Offer.

Seinfeld Was Wrong About Keith Hernandez’s Spit-Shot, Possibly

Seinfeld Was Wrong About Keith Hernandez’s Spit-Shot, Possibly

It seems the entire Phillies team were just the patsies in Seinfeld's Magic Loogie episode. Let me demonstrate.

Trixie Mattel on Horror Movie Gin, Writing a Book, and How Not to Photograph a Drag Queen

Trixie Mattel on Horror Movie Gin, Writing a Book, and How Not to Photograph a Drag Queen

Drag superstar Trixie Mattel spills the beans on her new book and so much more. "It's a wonderful book. I'm ready to have my roller coaster at Universal Studios based on this book."

I Went on a Jewel Bender During Quarantine. This Is My Report.

I Went on a Jewel Bender During Quarantine. This Is My Report.

COVID-19 sure sucked the life out of things. I found some comfort in Jewel. That's right. Jewel.