Gray by Pete Wentz has been called “an insult to book readers everywhere.” I unironically believe it is incredible. Everyone is just stupid.
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This dissertation seeks to serve as a complete autopsy of now-disgraced nepotism-punk outfit SWMRS.
Read More A Deep Dive Into The “Cancellation” of SWMRS
In this essay, we explore the self-cannibalization of former-rock-turned-pop project Panic! at the Disco.
Read More The Curious Case of Brent Wilson: Patient Zero of the Disease Afflicting Panic! At The Disco
My Chemical Romance vocalist Gerard Way once kindly explained before a live performance that “You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison,” off of the band’s 2004 record Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, is “about getting sodomized in jail, if you’re into that.” However, despite Way’s theatrics, the lyrics of the track are far from crude.
Read More “Two Men As God Had Made Us:” An Analysis of My Chemical Romance’s “You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison”
The official version of the history of Panic! at the Disco isn’t quite the full story. Fragments of the truth behind the initial meeting between Ryan Ross and Pete Wentz are still visible online, and, when pieced together, tell a far more intriguing tale.
Read More Ryan Ross and Pete Wentz: The True* Origins of Panic! at the Disco
This essay offers in-depth literary analysis of a single weighted line from Fall Out Boy’s history: “Take This To Your Grave.” This line drew inspiration from both The Smiths and Jack Kerouac’s The Dharma Bums, weaving a web between three narratives that swirl disdainfully around the feminine sex and rather suggestively around the masculine.
Read More “Pretty Girls Make Graves:” Behind the Title of Fall Out Boy’s Debut Record
Scrunchie takes a comprehensive look at the five years since first encountering St. Louis-based rock band Bleach!
Read More A Comprehensive Look at Bleach
Fall Out Boy, Robert Frost, The Outsiders, and what it really means to sell out.
Read More PETE WENTZ AND HEY CHRIS: STAY GOLD, DUDE, STAY GOLD.
A take on Rina Sawayama’s “STFU!” through a rhetorically feminist lens.
Read More Rina Sawayama Wants You to “STFU” and Listen
A love letter to Billie Eilish, by Sarah.
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