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REMILLARD: On Grindr and Internalized Homophobia

REMILLARD: On Grindr and Internalized Homophobia

There are two very distinct classes of people in the world: those who know exactly what Grindr is and those who have never heard of it. If you find yourself in the latter group, allow me to enlighten you. Founded in 2009, Grindr is a mobile application aimed at gay and bisexual men that allows users to create a profile […]

by Christopher Remillard· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
RILEY: Interning Abroad

RILEY: Interning Abroad

For college students, the word “intern” comes along with a host of connotations. The interns get the coffee. They answer the phone. They are assigned the menial tasks that tenured members of a company or organization are much too busy to be troubled with, often for little or no pay, in the hopes of gaining experience in their discipline. But […]

by Rachel Riley· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
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RYAN: Waiting Can Be Wonderful

Eight years ago, the 2008 presidential campaign season was already underway. The majority of candidates had announced they were running in late 2006 or early 2007, including former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former U.S. Sen. John Edwards, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. John McCain. For the year leading up to the […]

by Sara Ryan· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
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REYNOLDS: Spring Break: Detroit Edition

We arrived in Detroit at 11 p.m. on the night of March 7 after an 18-hour drive with a few road bumps. There were 11 of us, mostly strangers at the beginning of the trip. Detroit is home to over 40,000 abandoned buildings, according to the Daily Mail. Many houses have been burned to collect insurance money. Others were demolished, […]

by Rebecca Reynolds· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
MOOTS: The Duality of Franchises

MOOTS: The Duality of Franchises

As the summer blockbuster season rapidly approaches, it is interesting to see the movies that are being released this summer. “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Insidious: Chapter 3” and “Terminator: Genisys” are all set for release in the warmer months of 2015. These three are part of a recent trend in Hollywood: the explosion of franchise movies. Franchise movies are, essentially, […]

by Eric Moots· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
NGAI: Women and Films

NGAI: Women and Films

While in London, my internship revolves around me watching a lot of films. I usually attend movie-screening previews every week and sit through at least two movies a week. On top of that, I’m a huge fan of movies, yet they don’t seem to return any of that love. According to a recent study done by the Center for the Study […]

by Robin Ngai· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
CARIKER: Misogyny in the Music Industry

CARIKER: Misogyny in the Music Industry

The music industry is a man’s world, no doubt about it. Even in today’s society, where there is a fair amount of celebration and encouragement of female artists, misogyny still runs rampant. A lot is expected of females in music, mostly female singers. There are a lot of mediocre male singers out there who make it extremely far career-wise. Meanwhile, […]

by Mariel Cariker· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
NGAI: Women’s History Month

NGAI: Women’s History Month

March marks the beginning of Women’s History Month, and this year’s theme is “weaving the stories of women’s lives.” But, before we talk about what that means, let me give you a bit of background on how this celebration came to be. Women’s History Month is celebrated in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. March is specifically picked […]

by Robin Ngai· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
REMILLARD: I Love Drag Queens

REMILLARD: I Love Drag Queens

I love drag queens. They are some of the most dynamic, talented and subversive performers in our society. They shatter the gender binary by freeing society from remaining confined within two genders. Socially, we tend to view the male and female genders as diametrically opposed, a “this-or-that” dichotomy that limits the ways in which males and females believe they can […]

by Christopher Remillard· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
FREEBAIRN: (Not) With the Band

FREEBAIRN: (Not) With the Band

I haven’t thought about my days as a fangirl for a long time. This morning, however, while browsing Twitter, a picture caught my eye. It was a single chicken nugget, lying deserted on an asphalt road. The caption read: “here’s one of the nuggets Louis threw at fans.” I quickly recognized the source: “1D News,” one of many (and I […]

by Mandy Freebairn· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion