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Break out your heavy black eyeliner and plastic bracelets. “Sk8r Boi,” the 2002 pop-punk anthem, is once again making a splash—this time, on TikTok. On June 21st, Avril Lavigne made her iconic TikTok debut, posting a 30-second video of herself on the top of a halfpipe, lip syncing to her hit “Sk8r Boi,” while wearing her iconic black tank and cargo shorts, complete with a loose striped tie. The video takes a twist, however, when the camera zooms in on Lavigne, then zooms out to show none...
Cicely Tyson was a brilliant star of stage and screen whose dignified demeanor leant itself to roles with real gravitas over a career spanning more than 70 years. Think you know what made Cicely so noteworthy? Then take the quiz! Cicely was born on December 19, 1924, in ________. a. Harlem, New Yorkb. Bridgetown, Barbadosc. Detroit, MId. San Juan, Puerto Rico Cicely’s breakout role was in this 1972 film, a performance that got her nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe. a. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittmanb. Oldest Living Confederate...
The queer Persian pop princess we’ve all been waiting for has been solidifying herself as our latest obsession. Gia Woods is ridiculously talented, undeniably sexy, and sooooo gay. With hypnotizing vocals and a nostalgic hyper-pop sound, she’s going to be at the top of all of our post-pandemic going out playlists.  Originally debuting (and coming out of the closet) in 2015 with her song “Only A Girl,” she is by no means new to the music scene, but certainly staying exciting and innovative as an artist....
“We Are Lady Parts,” written and directed by Nida Manzoor, is a hilarious British TV show about an all-girl, Muslim punk band. It’s fronted and supported by a cast of sexy as hell people of color of various genders, skin tones, and ways of presenting themselves, and if you don’t fall in love with every character in this show you’re insane (or incredibly picky which is fine too). And while this is technically a review of the show, it’s also me fangirling all over it...
Singer/songwriter and Louisville-native Marzz is setting the tone with the release of her debut EP, Love Letterz. A project about self-love, healing, and the practice of vulnerability, Love Letterz comes after an array of impressive singles from Marzz, including “So Frequently," “Countless Times," and “Cleopatra." I had the pleasure of getting to know Marzz as we discussed more about her EP, her creative process, and potential future collaborations.  How does it feel to know that this EP is coming out so soon?  I’m definitely excited. It’s also something that...
As controversial as she is celebrated, Kara Walker is a prolific artist who helped define an entire generation of Black creators. Now, her collected works on paper from 1992 through 2020 have been gathered together for a new book and exhibit—Kara Walker: A Black Hole Is Everything a Star Longs to Be. Here are a few selections from that book, along with a brief essay by curator Anita Haldemann, explaining how Walker’s drawings are a “dance of skepticism and faith”  “Untitled,” 1997–1999  In the early 1990s, while...
Jameela Jamil will star in the next Marvel series on Disney+, She-Hulk. Known for her role as Tahani Al-Jamil on the comedy series The Good Place, Jamil will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as villain Titania, a woman with superhuman strength and the main rival of She-Hulk in the comics. Tatiana Maslany, known for her role as Sarah Manning (and, well, a lot of people) on Orphan Black, will play Jennifer Warner, a lawyer who becomes She-Hulk after receiving a blood transfusion from her cousin, Bruce Banner...
Despite their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and comedic styles, the following six people have all shared a similar feeling with regard to comedy: that it has been a personal remedy and platform to deal with the discrimination they have experienced throughout their lives and careers. The perspectives they share on society as individuals who have been pushed into the margins has proven game-changing to the comedy scene in the last decade. And so, to celebrate Pride Month, here are six of the most talented LGBTQ comedians...
The title for Krys Malcolm Belc’s memoir comes from the legal designation assigned to him as a nonbinary transmasculine parent. The book begins with Belc’s experience as a pregnant transmasculine person, something that broadened his sense of identity. His memoir is comprised of interconnected essays that do not always follow a linear timeline but, when pieced together, paint a picture both of Belc’s developing sense of self throughout his life and the pivotal moments that showed him that he did not fit into the rigid...
June 2021 marks the eighth annual National Immigrant Heritage Month, a time to acknowledge and honor the contributions and achievements of immigrants in the United States. Despite the country's designation as a "Nation of Immigrants," immigration has always been—and in the new Biden Administration, continues to be—a controversial issue (most recently with Vice President Kamala Harris telling migrants “do not come” to the United States during a visit to Guatemala). The migrant crisis at the border is ongoing, the refugee crisis worldwide is at historic...
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