Joshua Encinias


The Verge Takes a Swipe at Performancism

When the journalism market bottomed out in 2008, many writers—discouraged and broke—gave up on their careers. But a few years later click-bait journalism pumped life into the industry, and it’s stillriding that wave. Measuring clicks may […]

May, 23

Grace for the Party Monster? Michael Alig and the Law of Club Celebrity

I jokingly suggested on Monday that Papermag should’ve titled their article about Michael “Party Monster” Alig: “Alig Don’t Wanna Be a Freak (But He Can’t Help Himself)” (Dynasty), but as I read through the story, I […]

May, 20

Band on Verge of Self-Realization Instead Turns to God: A Few More Thoughts on Vampire Weekend’s New Record

There is much to be said of Vampire Weekend’s new album, Modern Vampires of the City. Carl Laamanen wrote an excellent review for the site, and I want to follow-up with thoughts on the album viewed through the interpretive lens of the […]

May, 20


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