Category Archives: Urban Decline

The Corner

This book is depressing to the point of making me want to do heroin to forget how depressing it is. Continue reading

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The Waste Land Project: The Satyricon

It’s a sex-fueled Roman fever dream, what’s not to like? Continue reading

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The Full Monty

Of course all these characters voted for Brexit so that’s a bummer. Continue reading

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Bioshock

Everyone who disagrees with me is a parasite! Continue reading

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Escape from New York

Wouldn’t it make more sense to make your big gross city-jail in a place no one cares about? I guess Escape from Bakersfield just doesn’t have the same ring to it. Continue reading

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The Silence of the Lambs

Film * Jonathan Demme * Serial Killaz * 1991 Synopsis This film, which I probably watched way too young, is one of those pieces of media that shaped my cultural tastes. I say “too young,” but I was twelve and … Continue reading

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Dirty Harry

Blah, blah, blah, ask me if I feel lucky already! Continue reading

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The Warriors

Film * Walter Hill * Rampant Urban Decay * 1979 Synopsis The Warriors is a chase movie, and as such the overall plot is fairly simple. The film begins with a vast, New York City-wide conclave of gangs. These gangs … Continue reading

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