Browsing All posts tagged under »20th century«

Honestly You Shouldn’t

June 25, 2015 by


So many racist jokes get their start from an impression that some black names can make hilariously inconvenient homophones or onomatopoeia. Even John Updike named a young black man Tylenol in his final novel, I’m John Updike and 911 Just Happened So I’ll Be as Racist as I Wanna Get Terrorist. The funnier joke is […]

Double Consciousness: Escaping Mad Men

May 18, 2015 by


Beat Valley‘s Lars Russell published an essay series on the television show Mad Men over at Loser City appearing after each episode of the show’s final half-season in 2015. Here are links to the individual articles.   Part 1: Everything’s Exactly the Same Weiner could end the series right here and that would be enough, […]

Ferguslie Park, by Tunnock McNulty

November 6, 2014 by


[Editor’s Note: Tunnock McNulty sent a preview of this essay to KLF founder and performance art renegade Bill Drummond, “as he is known for his interests in psychogeography and the minutiae of pop histories.” Drummond, who also provided a foreword for McNulty’s book Fun Buggy in 2004, returned the following feedback … ] Sitting in […]

The Last Flower Children Guard San Francisco’s Most Secret Garden

September 19, 2010 by


The roses are going wild. Their blooms stick out through glittering tents. The broken greenhouse makes up one entire city block, a jagged surf of canopies ensnared with flowers and fallen glass. In a city of recognizable trifles, San Francisco’s most undiscovered landmark is locked away next to a reservoir and between two forking highways, […]