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Thursday, December 26 2013

‘White Girls’ Is a Critical Analysis of How Black Men and Women Have Confronted White Privilege

Hilton Als’ gift is his reinvention of famous figures, but from the angle of how well they succeeded or failed to confront white supremacy and privilege, or in their (in)abilities to give blacks a voice.


Monday, October 24 2011

Other Princesses, Other Castles: The Problem with Playing Romantically in Video Games

The insensibly repetitious nature of romance present in both video game plots and in their mechanics leads to all too familiar storytelling.


Wednesday, August 10 2011

The Taming of the Dude: ‘Catherine’ and the Sex Comedy

Much of the driving force of Catherine’s ethics seems to be traditionally moralistic, given its consideration of marriage as the only real means of “taming the dude.”


Thursday, January 20 2011

The Stigma of Synth: My Secret Life with Depeche Mode

With no girls to flirt with or ask out, how was an all-male prep school boy going to step outside the shadow of his favorite leather-bearing, lipstick-wearing band and establish his heterosexuality? Easy. Take his fandom into the closet and deny, deny, deny.


Wednesday, September 23 2009

Out in the Country: Youth, Media, and Queer Visibility by Mary L. Gray

Instead of long-suffering iconoclasts who want to leave the family farm, Gray introduces teenagers that are keenly aware of their environs and the means at hand to navigate a life that is both queer and rural.


Tuesday, June 30 2009

Turn Off the Lights: Cultivating Love to Get Through Summer

One sure way to care is a sure investment in health. Health, like love, cannot be bought, but cultivated, and oils the wings of love. So here’s a tip on summer cultivation, a sure way of taking care of your partner from someone who is in the midst of the seven-year itch.


Sunday, June 21 2009

A Boy’s Own Story by Edmund White

The narrator's voice -- by turns lyrical and brutal, expansive and introspective -- is White's greatest triumph, elevating what could have been a cliché into a fascinating study of sexual reckoning.


Tuesday, October 28 2008

The Porning of America by Carmine Sarracino & Kevin Scott

Fast forward 30 years and find that the behavior and attitudes we associate with pornography have only become more omnipresent since porn’s heyday.


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