WHAT MAKES A QUEER ICON?

A cursory Google search yields few resources attempting to accurately define what makes a queer icon, well, iconic. And there’s a good reason for that. Whats makes a queer icon is at the same time simple and incredibly difficult to define. One one hand, its is easy to use blanket terms like “glamorous” or “camp”…

WHY BROADCAST TV HAS FALLEN OUT OF FAVOR

While the Primetime Emmy’s do not mean everything (often getting notoriously snubbed can actually be better for PR and viewership, just ask The Wire or Orphan Black), they certainly are a good indication of clout. This year’s Emmy nominations saw a slew of pleasant surprises among many major series and acting categories, from Zendaya’s well-deserved Outstanding Lead…

BILLIE EILISH’S NEW SINGLE “MY FUTURE” ILLUSTRATES HOW YOUNG ARTISTS HAVE THRIVED DURING LOCKDOWN

Billie Eilish hasn’t let a lockdown slow her incredible momentum, releasing her newest single “my future” and its accompanying music video on Thursday. The song is stylistically the Billie the world has come to know and adore, but with a jazzy production reminiscent of the early 2000’s work of R&B mainstays like Corinne Bailey Rae…

THE SNUBS AND SURPRISES OF THE 2020 EMMY NOMINATIONS

In spite of the global game of Disaster Bingo this year has been, the 2020 Emmys are a go to air as planned on September 20th on ABC. The ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, saw its list of nominees announced early Tuesday morning, with many categories reflecting the new nominee selection rule changes announced earlier in…

THE MUSIC ARTISTS THAT DEFINE GEN-Z

In a follow up to our previous article  “The TV Shows that Define the Gen-Z Experience” we felt it was great timing to continue the conversation with a focus on music. If the defining characteristic of the collective Gen-Z mindset on television is breaking boundaries by ignoring them entirely, then what identifies Gen-Z music as…

EXPECTATION VS. REALITY: “GASLIGHTER” BY THE CHICKS

This article is part of a new Untitled Magazine series called “Expectation vs. Reality,” where we examine the hype surrounding popular projects before and after release, and examine whether they ultimately meet the general public’s expectations. The first part, “Expectation,” was written prior to release, while the second part below, “Reality,” was written after release.  …

WHERE WILL GEN-Z TURN IF THE U.S. BANS TIKTOK? EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE RECENT APP CONTROVERSY

In the face of TikTok’s monumental rise worldwide, the app has had a tumultuous week. With major bans and global superpowers now placing the megahit app under the microscope amid rising political tensions, TikTok may never operate the same again; and its majority Gen-Z audience may need to turn elsewhere for a cultural maypole. For…

HBO MAX’S “LEGENDARY” PROVIDES THE SENSE OF QUEER INCLUSION THAT “RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE” DESPERATELY NEEDS

The historic last couple months of racial equality protests and worldwide pushes for government reform have shone an uncomfortably bright light on the prejudice within the queer community, amongst other social groups. Queer culture is too often unconsciously defined as “white gay male” culture; from gay bars in major cities to homosexual representation on television. HBO…

EXPECTATION VS. REALITY: “HAMILTON” ON DISNEY+

This article is part of a new Untitled Magazine series called “Expectation vs. Reality,” where we examine the hype surrounding popular projects before and after release, and examine whether they ultimately meet the general public’s expectations. The first part, “Expectation,” was written prior to release, while the second part below, “Reality,” was written after release.…

UK NEWCOMER REGULUS RED PUTS QUEERNESS FIRST ON UPCOMING EP “RED PRINCE OF THE NIGHT” 

‘80s throwback is in, just ask up-and-coming international electropop singer Regulus Red. The half Welsh, half Italian artist takes huge inspiration from the over-the-top energy and colors of the era, and infuses it all with an unabashed sense of self and authenticity. Uniquely international and unapologetically extravagant, Red is not afraid to throw out the…

A BRIEF HISTORY OF JUNETEENTH AND WHY WE MUST RECOGNIZE IT AS A FEDERAL HOLIDAY

Across the country, Juneteenth, a national holiday immortalizing June 19, 1865, the day on which all enslaved people in Texas were freed, has seen a recent public resurgence. Following the police killings of Black citizens Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, amongst others, and subsequent worldwide protests, our country has placed a renewed emphasis on the…

LGBTQ+ VICTORY: SUPREME COURT RULES AGAINST JOB DISCRIMINATION BASED ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION & GENDER IDENTITY

For as far as we as a nation have come concerning LGBTQ+ rights, it is worth remembering that there is still much work to be done. For years members of the community fought for the right to even publicly exist amongst tormentors and violence, issues of transgender people’s rights to use the bathroom they feel most comfortable…

WHAT HAS PROTESTING ACCOMPLISHED SO FAR?

We are on the verge of a revolution. In response to the killing of George Floyd by police, amongst many other incidents of police brutality against Black people like the killings of Breonna Taylor and David McAtee, protests have been staged across the country and by extension the entire world, to fight the systemic racism…

EXPECTATION VS. REALITY: “CHROMATICA” BY LADY GAGA

This article is part of a new Untitled Magazine series called “Expectation vs. Reality,” where we examine the hype surrounding popular projects before and after release, and examine whether they ultimately meet the general public’s expectations. The first part, "Expectation," was written prior to release, while the second part below, "Reality," was written after release.  …

7 LOW-STRESS REALITY COMPETITION SHOWS TO CALM YOU DURING QUARANTINE

Shows like The Amazing Race and Top Chef are top notch competition shows that keep us on the edge of our seats. But in a time of global pandemic, heart-pounding high-stakes competition is certainly not what everyone wants. The best thing for the overstimulated brains of those fortunate enough to be able to safely isolate…

THE BEST CLASSIC FILMS THAT WILL TAKE YOU BACK TO BEFORE 2020

It seems that all everyone lucky enough to be able to safely quarantine needs right now is a distraction from the events of the world. What better way to escape the present than by reveling in the past? Everyone has their favorite old movie, and for many that favorite is connected to a younger, simpler…

TOP 10 COMEDY FILMS TO CURB THE QUARANTINE BLUES

In this scary time of global crisis, laughter may not be the best medicine, but it sure is a good distraction. For those who are fortunate enough to be able to work from home or otherwise self-isolate, boredom can set in quickly during off hours, and streaming is what most people turn to for comfort…

TOP 10 UPLIFTING FILMS TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY DURING QUARANTINE

Many of us going through quarantine could probably use a little pick-me-up right now. For those lucky enough to work from home or otherwise self isolate, we want something to fill the void of the many life events that have come to a halt throughout the world. Sometimes it’s the little things that can help,…

LADY GAGA’S “ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME” RAKED IN $128 MILLION – HERE ARE THE BEST PERFORMANCES FROM THE LIVE EVENT

According to Nielsen, 20.7 million people tuned in on April 19th to one of 30 different television networks to watch “One World: Together At Home,” the concert special organized by Global Citizen to celebrate the heroes who have risen up during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of the special was not only to honor the…

TIGER KING’S BONUS EPISODE ADDS NEXT TO NOTHING AND SUBTRACTS A FEW THINGS AS WELL

Let’s skip to the end for a second: “The Tiger King & I,” Netflix’s rush-job bonus episode of overnight mega-sensation Tiger King, is uncomfortable to watch. At face value that may sound like a glowing review, considering the docuseries’ first seven episodes churned stomachs with everything from trucks of expired Walmart meat to a Tiger-amputated…

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