How The Dead Kennedys Embraced Juvenalian Satire to Push Political Messages in Their Songs


Polyphonic takes a look at the manner in which the iconic punk band Dead Kennedys embraced juvenalian satire in the lyrics of their very pointed songs. Wielding ridicule as an abrasive weapon, the band took no prisoners in the political realm.

I think no band has ever been so good at this rebellious satire as the Dead Kennedys. One of the greatest punk bands of all time, their brilliant lyrics wielded satire like a well honed blade and used it to push their political messages…’Holiday in Cambodia’ shows how powerful satire can be as a tool of social commentary. The Dead Kennedys had it down to a science…

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Jessica Jones Tries Anger Management Therapy With Little Result in a Badass Season Two Trailer

In an badass trailer for the second season of the series Marvel’s Jessica Jones created by Melissa Rosenberg, the titular character, played by Krysten Ritter, shares more of her story with an anger management group. But as she’s telling the story, she finds that this kind of therapy really doesn’t …

Backhoe Rescues Survival Research Labs’ Running Machine at Their Gallery Show in New York City

During the closing of the Survival Research Labs gallery show at Marlborough Contemporary in New York city, one of their robots, the Running Machine stopped functioning. A local construction crew happened to be on site and used their backhoe to rescue the machine, bringing it back inside the gallery. It …

Gorgeous Pencil and Ink Portraits That Capture the Adorable Messiness of Curly Haired Dogs

In 2015, we wrote about Serbian artist Endre Penovác and his gorgeous series of portraits starring his beloved long-haired black cat. Since that time, the talented painter has created a great number of beautiful pieces, including a series of ink and pencil drawings that feature adorably messy, curly-haired dogs who …