Bad Feminist Dialogue: Part 2

Bad Feminist Dialogue: Part 2 This is part two of a dialogue between Kati Heng and Andrew Hertzberg discussing Roxane Gay's newest book Bad Feminist. Read part one here.Kati Heng: Gay writes: “We failed you when Charlie Sheen was allowed and eagerly encouraged to continue to star in movies and have a hit television show that basically printed him money after he shot Kelly Preston [more]

Bad Feminist Dialogue: Part 1

Bad Feminist Dialogue: Part 1Roxane Gay is one of the most important writers to pay attention to right now. Her two books published this year have received infinite praise. Kati Heng and I have read both and, like many other writers, wanted to devote some attention to Gay. But do we need another review to gush over Gay's ability to criticize pop culture poignantly and express her personal secrets? [more]

The Abyss Laughs Also: A Belated Goodbye to Robin Williams

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Don't You Know You're Queen? An Interview With Perfume Genius

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Bad Feminist Dialogue: Part 2

This is part two of a dialogue between Kati Heng and Andrew Hertzberg discussing Roxane Gay’s newest book Bad Feminist. Read part one here. Kati Heng: Gay writes: “We failed you when Charlie Sheen was allowed and eagerly encouraged to continue to star in movies and have a hit...
badfeminist_roxanegay

Bad Feminist Dialogue: Part 1

Roxane Gay is one of the most important writers to pay attention to right now. Her two books published this year have received infinite praise. Kati Heng and I have read both and, like many other writers, wanted to devote some attention to Gay. But do we need another...
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The Abyss Laughs Also: A Belated Goodbye to Robin Williams

BY TIM MYERS I was a skinny, nerdy kid. In the crucible that is public education, I often felt invisible. There was always a place for the athletic kids, the good looking kids. I decided I wanted to make my place by being funny. Those misfit feelings never departed,...
photo by Angel Ceballos, courtesy of Matador

Don’t You Know You’re Queen? An Interview With Perfume Genius

BY JORDAN MAINZER Mike Hadreas, known by his stage moniker Perfume Genius, used to be a “party pooper.” The songs from his first two albums, 2010’s Learning and 2012’s Put Your Back N 2 It, were so delicate that he preferred playing in venues where the bars were separate...