It’s Bisexual Awareness Week, Y’All

I first came out as bisexual in high school in a scary wasteland called Montana in 1999. Now, I wasn’t out to everybody, but enough people guessed I was queer of some sort I routinely got called the f word. I came out to more people as bisexual in high school than I did trans because I still didn’t quite know what trans meant for me. I also assumed that being bisexual would be easier to explain.  Read More It’s Bisexual Awareness Week, Y’All

Friday News Bites: Selfie Sticks, Seuss, SCIENCE! + More

Happy Friday, unicorns! Let’s see you into the weekend with some science, entertainment news, and more.

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This Week in Misogyny is Not a Trophy Wife

Oh, Republicans. Y’all need to stop. So do a lot of other people. But we also get to find out why men shouldn’t wear suits (yes they should!), check out some misandristic accessories, and have a moon party! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny is Not a Trophy Wife

30 Years of Music: 2011

2011 became the year when so many of my favorites decided to have new releases, and it became a very happy listening time. In some ways, it’s difficult to say which song from the following fifteen is my favorite, but once you reach the end, it will be obvious to anyone who has followed my music writing. Still, play all these songs and enjoy. I hope you love them.

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30 Years of Music: 2009

We’re five weeks away from the end of this fair column, and the Aughts’ closing year provides us with musical riches. My picks are rather indie-tastic this time around, punctuated by a couple of pop radio favorites. Join me:

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Sorting the Stars: Lady Gaga and Lady Antebellum

They are both musical. They both go by the first name Lady. They’ve both had songs covered on Glee. But who am I kidding? This is where the similarities end.  Read More Sorting the Stars: Lady Gaga and Lady Antebellum

Eating a Salad and Dreaming of a Cheeseburger #WhatsWithLadyGaga

I don’t really follow Lady Gaga, but one of my lovely readers sent me a link to one of her recent tweets, and it bummed me out. The tweet read:

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Ode to the It Girl: An Interpretation, Albeit a Bit Late

At first glance “Marry the Night” is a biopic of Lady Gaga’s worst day ever: the day she was dropped from Island Def Jam. But on closer reflection, one might understand its Warholian roots. Gaga, who has admitted her Warhol influence from her first appearance on the scene in 2007, never really left him behind. Though the video for “Alejandro” gave us a marked change in her video style, perhaps a peek of the Gaga to come – one that presented a video with no ads and a nod to “Cabaret” with another woman who burned out from her desperate need for the fame – “Marry the Night” returns to the full grasp of Warhol and the themes that perhaps Gaga had been trying to achieve in earlier videos. From the ridiculous product placement to outlandish pop culture references, people have started to become unsure when she is serious and when they’re being played. She has finally perfected the Warhol influence. Maybe it’s gotten a bit tired by now, but I do have to say that this video did evoke a reaction out of me, and the comparisons, surprisingly missed by mainstream media, can’t be ignored. Read More Ode to the It Girl: An Interpretation, Albeit a Bit Late