Quantcast

Blog

Brochella no more--or at least one step closer to an actually co-ed Coachella. Leave it to Queen Bey to kick out the music festivals’ glass ceiling. Beyoncé will be the first female headliner at Coachella in a decade, the last one being Bjork in 2007. What's even more amazing than that? She will also be the first ever black woman to headline Coachella. Coachella’s not-so-subtle history of having an overwhelming number of male centered acts has not slipped past public attention (hence the nickname ‘Bro-chella’). According to...
It’s official: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, the coming-of-age YA novel about “not-so-openly gay” teenager Simon Spier, is going to be a movie. And needless to say, I am EXCITED. 2016 was a hard year, especially for the LGBTQ+ community, and the lack of representation for LGBTQ+ people in media hasn’t made it any better. A study by GLAAD, an organization dedicated to promoting acceptance of LGTBQ+ people, showed that only 17.5% of movies had LGBTQ+ characters in 2015. Of that percent, only half contained...
A few years ago, Lindy West got the worst Twitter troll you can possibly imagine: A man impersonated West’s father, who had recently passed away, and sent her hateful tweets. The troll used a photo of West’s father as his profile photo and had a bio that read: “Embarrassed father of an idiot. Other two kids are fine, though.” His location was listed as “Dirt hole in Seattle.” West — a feminist, fat acceptance activist and author of Shrill — wrote about her experience confronting this troll...
Democratic representative Maxine Waters of California’s 43rd congressional district has openly discussed her distaste for Donald Trump, and she's inspiring us. In a November interview with Bloomberg News, Waters explained that as a ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, she and her colleagues worry about diversity and inclusiveness fading away with a Trump administration. Waters and her colleagues wrote a letter addressed to The American Bankers Association, The Clearing House, National Association of Federal Credit Unions and plenty more, stating that the groups...
Only a movie that is autobiographical could be so compassionate in depicting the protagonist screaming at the medicine aisle in a grocery store because he can’t find laxatives. Chris Kelly’s Other People, which is currently streaming on Netflix, is such a film — empathetic, drily humorous, and based in part on his own life. Starring Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon, and Bradley Whitford, Other People tells the story of the Mulcahey family and how their son, David (Plemons), must come to terms with his mother Joanne’s...