Charlie Bertsch / 11 Nov 2020

Men in the Era of Trump

The Viagra Boys’ Anti-Populist Post-Punk

The Viagra Boys are never easy listening. But I found them particularly hard in the weeks leading up to Election Day in the United States.(...)

Joel Schalit / 13 Apr 2020

Public Service Announcements

Framing the Coronavirus Crisis

My neighbourhood is a book. If you want an education on the most important topics of the day, all you have to do is read the walls. By the time you've walked four blocks, you'll have a PhD in the zeitgeist.(...)
Charlie Bertsch / 04 Mar 2020

Power in the Darkness

Kaelan Mikla’s Riot Goth Noir

If someone put you in a dark room and played you a version of Icelandic band Kaelan Mikla minus the vocals, you might well wonder which neglected post-punk band from the early ‘80s was in the process of being rediscovered. (...)

This So-Called World (No.1)
Natalie Sarkic-Todd / 02 Aug 2019

Art Against Populism

The Images of Marjolijn den Boer

It used to be said that art imitates life. But in a world of larger-than-life leaders elected thanks to fame or fortune, we begin to see life imitating art. Pop art, to be more precise. (...)