Arts & Entertainment

Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe: Album Review

Before discussing Janelle Monáe’s magnum opus, Dirty Computer, let’s go back to how the album came to be. 2016 went downhill when we elected Trump, and 2017 was another step down when he was inaugurated; however, in the wake of…

Revisiting Call Me By Your Name

When watching Call Me By Your Name, it’s difficult to picture anyone but the scrawny, loveable Timothée Chalamet, and overwhelmingly charismatic Armie Hammer playing the main characters. The two play the roles of Elio and Oliver respectively – two young…

Kingdom in the Dark – Crystal Boys Book Review

Have you ever wondered where you actually belong, or where your heart leads you? Everyone deserves a place that they feel comfortable in, but if you’re still feeling lost and seeking that sense of belonging, Crystal Boys might be your…

Queer Artists Taking a Lead in Folk Music

Graphic by Nieves Winslow Folk and country music has long been a staple of American culture. A person with a guitar strapped across their shoulder and a voice that rings through the night becomes a storyteller of love, relationships, travel,…

Expectations by Hayley Kiyoko: Album Review

When 20gayteen began (as dubbed by the ingenious Hayley Kiyoko), we did not truly know what was to come. 2017, in a nutshell, sucked: we were going into the first year of an anti-everything-queer presidential administration and we were growing…

What I Learned About Gay Love: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Graphic by Carmen Ngo Most teenagers have at some point passively watched life dance alluringly before them, wishing for what seems to be the essential adolescent experience. In 1999, Stephen Chbosky published a book which perfectly captures this essential yearning…

Review: Love, Simon

           Love, Simon is a 2018 romance-comedy based on the book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda written by Becky Albertalli. The film was directed by Greg Berlanti (Supergirl, The Flash, Riverdale) who is gay himself, and stars Nick Robinson as…

Review: Queer Eye

There is a certain healthy skepticism that is bound to accompany LGBTQ+ television consumers when a new television show is branded as inclusive of our community. Decades of representation dictated by stereotypes and glaring inaccuracies have made us cynical of…

The Camp and Cult of The Rocky Horror Picture Show

It is rare, in everyday life, that you walk into a public setting and are overdressed in a t-shirt and shorts. It is a little strange when you are expected to yell obscenities, in a practiced, cult-like unison, at a…

Review: Beach Rats

Beach Rats (2017, dir. Eliza Hittman) is about Frankie, a teenage boy in Brooklyn who experiments with drugs by day and hooks up with older men by night. While the setting and content matter may evoke similarities to Moonlight (2016,…