something like idols

Something Like Idols: Thelma and Louise

Chasing their undeniable energy, Thelma and Louise took an unconventional journey to self-discovery, and while the majority of films during the early 90s can hardly pass The Bechdel test, a means of assessing a movie’s treatment of female characters, "Thelma and Louise" passes with high-flying colors.

Something Like Idols: Bill Murray

So we may be a little late In honoring Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary but we found it a great opportunity to honor another one of our idols, Bill Murray.

Something Like Idols: Kurt Vonnegut

Worn out copies of Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater and Cat’s Cradle could be found in the hands of longhaired college students and weed-smoking street musicians throughout the country, daring them to challenge the everyday methodologies of political and social institutions and reality itself. Read our ode to the chain-smoking social pessimist and author.

Something Like Idols: Lou Reed

With live performances as savage and unruly as his personality was introverted and deadpan, Lou Reed, the once lead singer of The Velvet Underground, developed and brought an avant-garde style to the often contrived methodology of rock music.

Something Like Idols: David Sedaris

Writing is this publications forte. So you can imagine the perplexity when we realized we had never idolized a writer. With this in mind we had to think, really take our time to pinpoint who we consider to be one of the best writers of this time, this era. How could we not choose the hilarious, self-deprecating, somewhat relatable, bizarre storyteller, David Sedaris.

Something Like Idols: Chris Farley

The fat guy in a little coat; the white ninja; the rhythmic Lunch Lady; the black sheep; the overzealous, auditioning Chippendales dancer. Whether boisterously portraying any number of his Saturday Night Live characters or emphatically making others laugh, most often at his own expense, Chris Farley proved one of the most animated and aggressively social comic actors in the business.