about AMERICAN VULGARIA

What is AMERICAN VULGARIA?

AMERICAN VULGARIA is an art, culture, and entertainment media network. We exist to defend artistic freedom against ideological corruption; to promote artistic gratitude, not censorship. Our approach to art and culture mirrors our commitment to free speech and expression: all ideas are open to entertainment — and we believe that an entertained idea does not equal an accepted one.

We are artists for art’s sake.

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Why “VULGARIA”?

“Vulgar” stems from the Latin vulgus, which means “common person” and not simply “saying naughty things.” Our universal baseline is vulgar: rot and reproduction, digestion and excretion, bodily urges and subconscious impulses — these are the things that connect us, regardless of class lines or moral differences. The best art doesn’t evade our base vulgarity. It confronts and transmogrifies our vulgar baseline into something beautiful and enlightening; and under conditions of excess beauty and enlightenment, art reminds us of our inner murk and darkness.

Deep down, we are all Vulgaria, whether we like it or not.

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Who funds AMERICAN VULGARIA?

AMERICAN VULGARIA is independent and ad-free, and we’re able to maintain this status through community funding. To support us, please consider subscribing to AMERICAN VULGARIA at $5 per month through the following link: SUBSCRIBE. Doing so will you grant you the AVIAN membership role, allowing you access to the AVIARY forums.

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What is the AVIARY?

Generally speaking, the AVIARY is the AMERICAN VULGARIA community. Specifically, the AVIARY is the forum found on our website: Visit the AVIARY forum here. As the A.V. community expands, so will the AVIARY forums. Members in the AVIARY community may contribute their thoughts, questions, comments, counterpoints, etc. to these forums, creating a genuinely dynamic exchange of ideas on this platform. Well-articulated entries may be published on the main site. In practice, the AVIARY prevents A.V. from committing to a single, narrow, orthodox perspective.

To stay up-to-date on community events and highlights, subscribe to our newsletter:

The AMERICAN VULGARIA Newsletter

A weekly e-mail featuring our top stories and community highlights.

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Want to write for us?

To send an art or article pitch to AMERICAN VULGARIA, email us at pitch@americanvulgaria.com.

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How to contact us

Send all e-mail inquiries to inquiry@americanvulgaria.com.