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Shaun Harris

Freelance Writer and Editor

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Poet, editor, essayist published in avant-garde, feminist journals. My work has allowed me to copyedit and curate content for various non-profit organizations like Belladonna Collaborative and Bowery Poetry Club, in addition to multimedia publications like New Stand, Mediaplanet, and VladTV. I am a freelance writer for the counterculture publication Popdust and its affiliate sites. Editorial Associate at New Stand.

Meet the New Face of Punk Rock - NewStand - Medium

It's a Monday night at Bowery Poetry Club and the evening lineup has consisted of break-up poems. The crowd is young and beautiful, college students and tourists who stumbled upon the space out of curiosity, others avid performers and active members of the community. Two women take the stage.

Let Pop Music Do the Fighting For You - NewStand - Medium

What is the job of a pop song? Mainstream music's unabashed pop tropes usually explore, in brief, stories of fleeting youth and love, the temptations of money and fame, and the all-encompassing sugariness of the American dream. When Nicki Minaj dropped "Anaconda," a bombastic reclamation of female sexuality in the viral age of twerking, media called it too brash.

Is 'Annihilation' Just an Ego Death...Without the Acid?

How does a film, ultimately about death, explore destruction, mutation, and change as necessary factors for life itself? Naturally, a film about ego death (or dissociation?) will unassumingly render its story and characters slightly portentous-even the best of sci-fi films have a smug relationship with anything perceived as sublime.

Stephen Colbert's 'Our Cartoon President is More Frightening Than it is Funny

When Stephen Colbert's "Our Cartoon President" (Showtime) isn't entirely revolting, it's only mildly funny. Aside from Jeff Bergman's Donald Trump-a decent, if not admirable impression-there's little to no comedic relief strong enough to pacify the reality that there's a Cheeto-in-Chief in the White House.

MGMT is Finally Back with 'Little Dark Age'

MGMT's fanbase often credits 2007's Oracular Spectacular as the band's magnum opus, the height of their pop-psych excellence, which is a backhanded compliment or an ironic summation of their pop-infused psychedelia, depending on how you view MGMT's discography. Either way, Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser are jokesters who know better.

Issa Rae's Developing a New Show for HBO Called 'Him or Her'

It was recently announced that Issa Rae (the creator of Awkward Black Girl and Insecure) will be partnering with ex- Daily Show writer, Travon Free, to produce Him or Her for HBO, a show about a Black, bisexual man navigating modern dating.

'Devilman Crybaby' is Not for the Faint of Heart

After Adam Wingard's Death Note adaptation, I swore off original anime series and movies on Netflix, but of course, even as an average anime fan, I was intrigued when I saw 2018's newest release, Devilman Crybaby (directed by Masaaki Yuasa).

The Weird and Bizarre Creation of 'The Disaster Artist'

Whether he's actually sedated by Pineapple Express or just really happy all the time, James Franco appears to be eternally stoned. Browsing through Franco's filmography on IMBD, a true fan could detail when Franco's pothead aesthetic went from novice smoker to the guy who does bong rips and dabs for breakfast.

Nai Palm's "Needle Paw" is an intimate and raw side of the singer

When I meet up with Nai Palm in a computer-free coffee shop in Harlem, I'm trying to metabolize that, 1) I am about to speak to someone who's unbelievable talented and, 2) I need to somehow remain objective and professional. It's hard to be objective about art you love and even harder to ask questions when your heart is racing.

The Journiest
Are Women Leading the Next French New Wave?

When I first started to appreciate film, I was a freshman in college who ventured into film studies after buying the Criterion Collection release of Jean Luc Godard's Breathless (1960) in an empty Barnes and Noble.

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