re:verse : Edie Sedgwick’s “The Siege of the Warwick”

I guess I should call this, “The Siege of The Warwick…” but, left alone with a substantial supply of speed I forgot that I was heavily addicted to barbiturates and I started having strange compulsive behavior. This was after I was done, well, I was shooting up every half hour, every twenty minutes on the…

Fifteen Minute Transcription: Cheek to Cheek – Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett

Cheek to Cheek is an aural alloy of the most masterful. Elements converge in a record album of jazz standards and one-take suzies, tears and tempos, fine-tuned fibres of the greatest art form to emerge from this American soil… classical and contemporary pillars found a musical canon of the most necessary, that which maintains the…

On the curious case of celebrity and contemporary culture…

Celebrity serves the purpose of highlighting otherwise opaque social relations, conflicts, concerns, and realities. That which is the fueling, seemingly banal everyday existence of the masses doesn’t manifest itself into anything of social significance until an icon framed to represent and vividly portray the beautiful burden of an attributed demographic brings it into public discourse….

The Re-Branding of America: Memorial Day 2009

So, apparently we’re in a recession (I don’t know personally, but  can only deduce from what I’ve overheard at Starbuck’s and seen on Trending Topics). People don’t generally buy up a whole bunch of stuff in this kind of economic climate. But it’s summer and that means if people are going to spend, they’re going…

The Quarter: Title Mag

The kid’s alright … Title Magazine Editor-in-Chief Catherine Bui stopped by the Motel to let us in on her latest work: The Quarter is a fourth of a dollar and the Fourth Estate went from promoting public opinion to profiting the private sector – but a quarter is still a fourth and it’s always a…

Distriction: DC HIV/AIDS Rates Surpass West Africa

Because it’s not just a third-world problem, it’s a problem on Third and Maryland Ave too More imperative — but innately intertwined — with the “Anti-Journalism” movement is the need to debunk the (mediated) HIV/AIDS mythologies within the U.S. For example: toting Africa as the world’s AIDS haven. HIV/AIDS — like hunger, like poverty, like…