via kill da archy
Abject seduction is pretty much par for the course in our post-ironic era. Chalk it up to myspace or recurrent 80s fashion trends. (God help me, neon is back.) But it’s the logical contrast to nice modernism, bright green washes and bamboo floors. So, without turning the snark volume up to eleven, how can we thoughtfully address things unpleasant, ugly, and downright mean? By the same token, is it useful to not play nice? Is ugly, however subjective, transformative? Is there a place in the discourse for brutal honesty and nasty asides?
I sure hope so. loud paper is looking for essays, interviews, and projects (art and architecture) along our “Not Nice” theme.
Wit, insight, and original material are encouraged. Please send in your concise intentions—about a paragraph or two for articles. I’ll be reviewing and posting submissions on rolling basis until the end of January, so get your chops going. If you are interested in writing a book or music review, or have any other questions, please drop a line.