Sorry, suburban white straw people, for encouraging this
December 16, 2011 12:53 PM Subscribe
What are some good articles and resources about human fascination with offensive/violent art and occurrences?
posted by Echobelly to society & culture (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
This is purely based on my own curiosity. I'm coming off a solid month where I've read 'We Need to Talk About Kevin' by Lionel Shriver and 'Columbine' by Dave Cullen and watched the films Elephant and Zero Day. This, in addition to my inexplicable interest in Odd Future, has led my friends to question the sorts of things I'm interested in. I really can't give a solid explanation, but I'm obviously not alone since there's a whole culture behind it. Next time someone asks, I'd like to lend a little intelligence to articulating my fascination.
Bonus points if someone can differentiate between something being genuinely good based on its own merits or if it's just interesting by being plain old offensive (see: Rob Delaney's Twitter feed