HOW RUTH BADER GINSBURG BECAME AN ICON FOR MILLENNIALS AND GEN-Z

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The Notorious R.B.G., Kiki, was and forever will be an icon to so many people. The late Supreme Court Justice died on Friday evening, September 18, 2020, due to complications with metastatic pancreatic cancer. At 87 years young, she passed away in her Washington home to the deafeningly loud mourning of a…

THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM IS THE LATEST TO SELL ARTWORK IN ORDER TO STAY AFLOAT DURING THE PANDEMIC

Earlier this week, the Brooklyn Museum announced its plan to sell 12 historical paintings in order to pay for the maintenance of their full collection. The auctions will take place on October 1 and 15 at Christie’s, and includes lauded works by Courbet, Corot and Cranach, amongst others, with works ranging in estimated value from…

WHAT WILL, SHOULD, AND MIGHT WIN AT THE 2020 EMMYS

In spite of the tumultuous last half year, the current pandemic has done very little to derail the typical media storm leading up to the Primetime Emmy broadcast. Perhaps it’s the escapism we have been so desperate to cling onto in short bursts over the last six months, or maybe there really is nothing that…

10 BLACK AMERICAN LEADERS OUR TEXTBOOKS SHOULD SHINE MORE LIGHT ON

It is impossible to understate the lasting influence of historic Black American leaders like Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Harriet Tubman, Langston Hughes, W.E.B. Du Boise, and more recent voices like Barack and Michelle Obama. But the history of the Civil Rights Movement, as well as countless aspects of general American culture…

ART BASEL’S MIAMI BEACH SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19, WHILE NADA PLANS TO GO ON WITH A NEW FORMAT

After previously optimistic plans, coupled with the news of New York’s most prominent museums reopening, Art Basel has officially announced that their annual Miami Beach show has been cancelled. This comes somewhat recently following the organization’s arranging of the proper social distancing and quarantine regulations they would have needed to host the event. Art Basel,…

NEW MONUMENT UNVEILED IN CENTRAL PARK HONORS THREE WOMEN’S RIGHTS ACTIVISTS 100 YEARS AFTER THE 19TH AMENDMENT

On Wednesday, August 26, a brand new monument was unveiled in the Literacy Walk section of the Central Park Mall in New York City, depicting three major pioneers of the women’s rights movement — Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The statue is the very first of its kind in the 167-year long history…

EXPECTATION VS. REALITY: “SMILE” BY KATY PERRY

This article is part of an 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. EXPECTATION…

MAJOR MUSEUMS ARE OPENING THROUGHOUT NYC — HERE’S HOW THEY PLAN TO KEEP VISITORS SAFE

Following several false starts, art lovers can finally delight as many of New York City’s most prominent museums will be reopening in the coming weeks. On Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that starting August 24th, museums and other cultural institutions will be permitted to open to the public: https://twitter.com/NYGovCuomo/status/1294299267830611969?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1294299267830611969%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lohud.com%2Fstory%2Fnews%2Fcoronavirus%2F2020%2F08%2F14%2Fny-allow-gyms-bowling-alleys-museums-open-what-know%2F3375518001%2F However, as New York City was…

DEAR HOLLYWOOD, WHITEWASHING IS ABOUT MORE THAN JUST CASTING

It would be churlish to say that Hollywood’s diversity problem has made no progress since the golden age of Hollywood. TV shows like Pose sport the biggest transgender cast of any scripted show in history (with most actors being of color), box office smashes like Crazy Rich Asians highlight the lives of East Asians and…

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…

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