Pale complexions, dark eye makeup, leather and metal — these are the well-known tropes of the goth subculture. Since its emergence in England in the early 80s, goths have been ostracized for being loners and keeping to themselves, wary of anyone outside of their ethos. This short documentary from NOWNESS explodes the notion of goth as a closed-off subculture and reveals it as one of the most inclusive subsets of society.
No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, people currently seem to have a hard time talking to each other. Special Projects looks to take some of the vitriol out of public discourse with their aptly named new series Discourse. Two total strangers with opposite positions sit down face-to-face to talk through their disagreements — and hopefully, show us a better way to communicate.