Arts & Entertainment

Ship Happens: The Inevitable Outcome of Underrepresentation

Ship, n. Short for romantic relationship. v. To endorse a romantic relationship. Shipping, n. The act of endorsing a romantic relationship, usually fictional, usually in a fan-created work. 2016 was a poor year, like most years, for queer representation in…

Spring Playlist

Listen to the playlist here!  “I just want this to mean something to anyone even if they don’t know who I am,” sings Brian Sella of the Front Bottoms in his against-the-grain, emotive, and raw voice. Though he is not…

‘SKAM’: On Representation and Fetishizing

Graphic by Jessica Cao When people ask me what TV shows I’ve been binge-watching lately, I’m almost ashamed to tell them about my current favorite show – a Norwegian teen dramedy ironically named “SKAM” (meaning “shame” in Norwegian). Yes, I’m…

How in the Hell You Gonna Help Yourself?

Image Source On Wednesday, May 10th, UCLA was graced with the presence of Katya Zamolodchikova, RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 contestant (and one of my absolute favorites, tbh). The 35 year-old glamazon gave a very entertaining and at times very…

‘Mo Bounce’ or No Bounce

Graphic by Jessica Cao At the end of last month, Iggy Azalea made a comeback with her single “Mo Bounce”. Why did I feel compelled to listen to it? That’s beyond me. But I’m glad I did, because the further…

Drag Race for Dummies: Kardashian The Musical

Hey Qweens! Thank god this episode starts with a read of Charlie Hides’ god fucking awful lip sync, because that was probably the worst lip sync effort I have ever seen on RPDR. Why’d she do that? I can only…

Drag Race for Dummies: Episode 4, The View, but Gayer!!!!

Good Morning Bitches! Just kidding. It’s fucking 3PM already. But, on this past week’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9, the queens were tasked with the dreaded Group Acting Challenge, transforming into morning talkshow hosts. The 12 queens were…

Drag Race for Dummies: Episodes 2 & 3

We’re back this week with two episodes to RuCap, so let’s get started ladies! Episode 2: She Done Already Done Brought it On Is it just me or is the lack of mini-challenges unnerving? Like what are they fucking doing with that…

Why Yuri!!! On Ice Is Your New Favorite Anime, Even If You Haven’t Seen It

  Yuri!!! on Ice (YoI) is a new, extremely popular sports anime focused on male figure skating that premiered in the winter of 2016. It is well known for its high-quality animation, unique character development, and being one of the…

Drag Race for Dummies: Season 9 Pageant Extravaganza

DRAG RACE IS BAAAAAACK! And on VH1 now??? Who said changes were good??? Not me!!! But regardless of the fact that transphobic Wendy Williams is now hosting viewing parties or that all the commercials are now boring and not gay, Season…