One writer’s attempt to explain Lana Del Rey’s “question for the culture”
Art TavanaI decided to blend the lines between a study of Lana Del Rey & tribute to Elizabeth Wurtzel’s “Bitch.” My only desire was to write something untethered from the limitations of genre. @ArcDigi@LanaDelRey
Art TavanaIn my quest to better understand the aesthetic of Lana Del Rey, and her question for the culture, I journeyed through her images and lyrics—practically writing a book in the process. I exited with the following study of @LanaDelRey for @ArcDigi.
A study of the racial humor contained in one of America’s most compelling family sitcoms
Art TavanaI believe F is for Family is TV's most offensively funny family sitcom. I decided to try (& probably fail) to explain why the show is funny. I even spoke to co-creator @mikepriceinla about it. @ArcDigi was cool to allow me to explore this peculiar pitch.
Art TavanaMy mom read my F is for Family essay and reminded me that dads are overrated. She also lobbed a protest about how I did not even dedicate a sentence to the mother on the show, Sue Murphy. I simply forgot.
Photograph by Marion Ettlinger
Joyce Carol Oates is the rarest of commodities, an author modest about her work, though there is such a quantity of it that she has three publishers—one for fiction, one for poetry and a “small press” for more...
The temperature's dropping, the bundled-up grogginess is here, and Americans are heading to their favorite coffee chains to grab a cup to get through the day. The average American spends $3 per day — or $1,100 per year — on coffee. More than 41% of...
lately i've been waking up at 4 or 5 a.m., turning things over in my head. so much to think about, so much to break down and process and decide. i'm only at ...
Art TavanaIn the 2010s, indie became pop and pop became indie and whether you like her music or not, Lorde's "Royals" is on the list of most influential pop songs of the 2010s: when the lines were blurred between pop and indie.
I'm brewing tea.
Art TavanaI'm about to take a shower and bump "Elvis is in the Freezer" by Ratboys. I'm having a beautiful day. I have a religious iced-tea waiting for me in the refrigerator and a bag of red hot Cheetos on the counter for my day at the DMV.