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The Aesthetics of ‘So Bad it’s Good’: Value, Intention, and The Room

‘The Aesthetics of ‘So Bad it’s Good’: Value, Intention, and The Room’

James MacDowell and James Zborowski

A cult film valued for being ‘so bad it’s good’ – in Jeffrey Sconce’s terminology, ‘badfilm’ – is championed via a form of interpretative competence which values incompetence. 226 more words

Issue 6

Countdown and cult music television programmes: an Australian case study

‘Countdown and cult music television programmes: an Australian case study’
Liz Giuffre

Music television programmes, programmes that focus on music for their core content, have been produced all over the world for all types of markets. 164 more words

Television Studies

Tongues of Fire by Kyler Campbell

Momma said the church burnt down in ’85, the same day I was born. Said it was on account of someone leaving a space heater running overnight in the sanctuary. 774 more words

Fiction

A cooler kicked her out by Jhaki M.S. Landgrebe

It’s difficult, now, to decide whether it was petty, worth eight years of running with herself, without her family. An oak desk seems petty. She could have bought a new desk, filled new journals, lured more love, loved more notes. 562 more words

Fiction

Napalm by Anna Hogeland

She’s born first. After my mother releases her and I stretch my wrinkled arms to fill my sister’s space; and then I am sucked, a whirlpool to the drain, into the cold and dry air. 1,916 more words

Fiction

It's No Eldorado by Matt Schumacher

You must be stubborn to move here
though your true friends warned you not to.
Don’t be surprised if you wake up in jail,
they cautioned, and here you are, 155 more words

Poetry

Persephone's Canto to Dionysus by Elizabeth Kate Switaj

when the men took you young
man of curled
sandy hair none of their bonds
could stay
around your wrists and ankles more
slender than mine… 106 more words

Poetry