Bad people can make good things

Chinatown (1974) is, unarguably, one of the greatest movies in 20th century US film, and it’s routinely listed as one of the finest examples of 20th century filmmaking worldwide. It’s a brilliantly executed, wonderfully realised, fantastic, complex, elegant film revealing a director, and a cast, at their pinnacle. Unsurprisingly, the film was nominated for, and won, a […]

Tumblr’s Creditless Culture

Tumblr is one of the most fascinating, frustrating, confusing media platforms I’ve ever used — and it regularly seems to defy any kind of known logic and understanding for others, too. Ostensibly, Tumblr is a microblogging platform, intended for brief posts, and really ideally situated for sharing art although you can also distribute videos, text, […]

Journalism is Still Important

I was shocked in May of this year when the Chicago Sun-Times laid off its entire photojournalism department at one stroke, effectively putting an end to a long and storied department with a rich and complex culture. Obviously, many of the photographers in the department were more shocked than I was, and the move sparked […]

Attack of the Fanpeople!

I was recently having a conversation with Annaham about the role of very aggressive fans in pop culture, and in how people talk about and engage with the creators of pop culture. The fans I speak of are the ones who believe their creators can do no wrong. Who consume every piece of content from […]