Written by Justin Biggi. The Dionysian frescoes housed in Pompeii’s Villa of the Mysteries have confused scholars since their discovery. Yet, work by artists involved in the Visual AIDS collective may offer one route to interpreting these Ancient frescoes.
Written by Jess Womack. Queer identities and communism were viewed as inextricably linked in the eyes of many Americans. Although not a direct metaphor, Jack Finney’s 1954 horror novel, The Body Snatchers, can be understood as a warning against the general ‘un-american undesirable’ and reflected the anxieties of its time.