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Russian Doll’s Brain

In the second episode of Russian Doll, the Netflix series just nominated for a "Best Comedy" Emmy, the camera focuses on a strip of...

Academy Fight Song: My University in Ruins

“I’m not not not not not not not not / your academy” -Mission of Burma, “Academy Fight Song” For my generation of humanities scholars, the promise...

A Version of “A Star is Born” that Could Have Won Best Picture

(This has all the spoilers if you want to watch the movie that Bradley Cooper made.) Basically all of my feelings about “A Star is...

Queer Aunt Beast

“So, what are they going to call you?” a friend asks, when I announce I’m pregnant with twin boys. I’m gay, long-partnered, and facing...

Sexy Beasts

As our world unravels hysterically around us, it is perhaps unsurprising that internet audiences have turned to seemingly lighter fare for succor. Netflix doesn’t...

I Still Believe, Britney: Twenty Years Later

What happened to you on October 23, 1998? My mother, Beverly June, and I left our three bedroom ranch house on Slim Wilson Boulevard in...