Arts & Entertainment

Orphan Black’s Hot Lesbian

If you fell in love with Netflix’s lesbianic original series, Orange is the New Black only to find that the season was over before you could bat an eyelash, then Orphan Black is the new show for you. Co-created by…

Feminism, The Swimsuit Edition: Forging a New Miss America?

Of the institutions and events in the United States that might be admired for leading the charge toward equality, beauty pageants are not likely to be considered among them. In a culture that is overwhelmingly, unbearably concerned with the manufactured…

Queer Film: Ma vie en Rose (My life in Pink)

  The movie is about a young boy named Ludovic. Ludovic cross-dresses and generally acts like a girl; he talks of marrying the neighbor’s son and cannot understand why everyone is so surprised about it. At first, his parents think…

Queer Spring Playlist

  Perhaps my favorite depiction of the cracking forth of yolky spring from hard-shelled winter are Chaucer’s opening lines to The Canterbury Tales (bear with me through the Middle English, the ethical English major side of me disallows me from…

Pretty Little Liars Does It Better Than You Think

It’s true: ABC Family is not a channel especially known for its award-winning shows. And perhaps “Pretty Little Liars” does not from the outset seem a show of particular note: its source is a series not noted for its literary…

City Spotlight: LA Transgender Film Fest

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting the LA Gay & Lesbian Center for the first time to volunteer and see a series of short films that were part of the fourth annual LA Transgender Film Festival. The…

Book Review: 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James

Let me start off by being quite blunt–I loved the 50 shades books. I thought it was refreshing to read a book that was open and honest about sex, intriguing that marriage and committment were depicted as an extension of…

Book Review: Ash by Malinda Lo

The retelling of fairytales has never been uncommon, and today’s mainstream productions certainly speak to that fact. Within the last four months alone, there have been two big screen releases founded upon Snow White, a trend of certain precedence. To…

Glee’s Problematic Representation of Bisexuality and Why Brittany’s “Bicorn” Comment Doesn’t Fix It

Whether you’ve caught every episode that has ever aired or just caught a few of the songs blasting out of your obnoxious roommate’s headphones (who downloads every single song and refuses to keep the volume at any lower than ninety), it is remarkably unlikely that there are many people in America who have not interacted with TV’s “Glee” in some way.

An Interview with Brad Goreski

Last monday the Campus Events Commission held an event for celebrity stylist and reality TV star Brad Goreski, to discuss his career in fashion and his new book Born to be Brad. I got to go behind the scenes and…