Thursday, January 5 2012
Welcome to the 2011 Through the Looking Glass awards, the Anger Is An Energy edition. This was the year the whole earth shook, sending shock waves in all directions. We don't mean to imply that the seismic shifts were of equal magnitude: not every violent disturbance registered the same on our Richter scale.
Tuesday, January 3 2012
You’re a clever Casanova, Amazon. You knew if you could win my love with books, there’d be no stopping us.
Wednesday, December 14 2011
It's been over 70 years since Lili Elbe underwent the first gender reassignment surgery, so isn't it time that media in so-called 'advanced' cultures began to recognize the presence of trans persons in its midst?
Wednesday, December 7 2011
Get extra creative this holiday season with Kickstarter.
Wednesday, November 30 2011
Called a 'Stepin Fetchit', an 'Uncle Ruckus' and worse by black pundits, I have to wonder... Has Herman Cain found a way to talk about racism in America without actually saying that word?
Monday, November 14 2011
Despite gay rights progress on many fronts, the problems of black LGBT people are still largely invisible, as they are often shunned by the black communities from which they come.
Tuesday, October 11 2011
The Taqwacore movement seizes space in the punk narrative and social fabric, which allows Muslim voices to take root and explore their own version of rebellion.
Monday, October 10 2011
How a group of people hacked in to start-up culture to change the world.
Sunday, October 9 2011
In the '90s, industrial music crossed over into the mainstream with heavy guitar and massive personalities, but blue collar labor itself was disappearing...
Tuesday, October 4 2011
Several "best" or "favorite" LGBT TV character lists have popped up in recent years, but they don't always include the most important LGBT characters. So, we pay tribute to the ten(ish) most significant LGBT characters in US television history.
Tuesday, September 27 2011
These eight films portray a variety of storylines, but the “black college student” movie has not come close to fulfilling its potential.
Tuesday, September 13 2011
Meet Monica Velour and The Girl Next Door demonstrate that mainstream representations of pornography, even in a society in which sex proliferates, are still surprisingly one-sided and inconsistent with counter-narratives offered by industry insiders themselves.
Thursday, September 8 2011
Transgender representation in modern film, television, and literature blurs the lines of gender, class, race and sexuality, which is precisely why trans narratives are still considered dangerous.
Thursday, September 1 2011
Even within the US, where democracy and political openness have fostered a rich tradition of rebellious humor, stains still linger from those periods when “God-is-on-our-side” attitudes swept the nation into a mass hysteria of obedience and fear.
Monday, August 29 2011
President Obama may not be everything people’s brains deceived them into thinking he was, but he’s who he said he would be all along.
Sunday, August 28 2011
A little nostalgia goes a long way. Sometimes, you get so lost in looking at a thing that you forget that it's not real. Or at least, you want to forget that it's not real.
Tuesday, August 16 2011
In its July issue, Curve features a list of "101 Essential Musicians", admitting that the list doesn't "do justice" to a majority of the lesbian artists working today. We'll help Curve fill out that list, here.
When fitness celebrities turn fat folks into fitness celebrities in their own image, self-preservation and betterment are eclipsed by the value of self-promotion. Remember the subjects undergoing these life-changing metamorphoses are “real” people.
Thursday, July 28 2011
Retro Remote nominates Sex Kittens Go to College as Transformers' true precursor. The problem with Tranformers-type franchises is that the criticisms can only annoy people by reminding them of what they have chosen to ignore.
Thursday, July 14 2011
The flamboyant queen is the black sheep of the LGBT 'family'. Cross the line into full drag, and the family declares you to be fabulous; just be a bit swishy with a propensity to wear scarves and a touch of make-up, and you're open game for ridicule, ostracism, and violence.