Illustration: Jess Kessler Cavaluzzi; Photograph: Ken Grand-Pierre
As my time in college came to a close, I realized it was time to wrap up my final letter to the fangirl, to myself. This letter is, in part, a eulogy to the younger me who valued herself primarily as reflections and projections of gendered stereotypes penned by straight, white boy rockers. Moreover, this letter is a vow to other fangirls: I promise to do my best to shape a world that values and empowers you for who you are.
The death instinct and the erotic are constantly battling it out in your head. More specifically, in your subconscious. Though this theory stems from Freud (who is obviously a point of contention for feminists), there is truth to this fight between Thanatos (death) and Eros (love) in our subconscious psyche. Foster The People’s show this Friday at Union Palace Theatre – one of the most beautiful, ornate, venues in the city – fortuitously demonstrated these opposing forces.
The elusive artist/producer S O H N returns to New York next week for a two-night stint at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Both nights are SOLD OUT, but never fear. We have a pair of tickets for a lucky fan out there!
Details: S O H N @ Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday, October 30 @ 8PM
How are you gonna win these sought-after tickets? You’ll have to CALL in to The Giggs while we’re broadcasting live on WBAR (link HERE) at 7:30 AM this Monday, October 20. Dial us at 212-854-4773.
*CALL in to The Giggs at 7:30 AM this Monday at 212-854-4773*