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Susan Sontag’s Queer Life

Reflections on Susan Sontag have yet to fully reckon with how fundamentally queerness shaped her writing and her life. Benjamin Moser’s controversial new biography Sontag finally begins that conversation.

Pier Dominguez One month ago

“Below Deck” Is The Perfect Reality Show For The Age Of Millennial Burnout

Below Deck stars hot, relatable service workers subjected to the whims of the 1 percent. Is it any wonder it’s become Bravo's underdog hit?

Pier Dominguez One month ago

This New Hulu Documentary Exposes The Underside Of The Influencer Business

Jawline on Hulu chronicles the real work that goes into the business of being an influencer — but it struggles to grapple with bigger questions about a new and troubling industry.

Pier Dominguez 2 months ago

Is Billie Eilish Really That “Weird”?

The teen singer transitioned from streaming darling to full-fledged pop star this summer. But is her success as groundbreaking as it seems?

Pier Dominguez 2 months ago

In Defense Of Celebrity Stunt Weddings

Wedding content has been one of the biggest ways that mainstream culture celebrates white hetero femininity, so of course women from Elizabeth Taylor to Tana Mongeau have used it to their advantage.

Pier Dominguez 3 months ago

Let’s Stop Pretending Celebrity Dadbods Need Defending

Are Nick Jonas and Jason Momoa really being body-shamed?

Pier Dominguez 3 months ago

Before They Failed “The Squad,” Democrats Failed Other Women Of Color

Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and other first-term members of Congress are calling attention to a toxic legacy of racism within the Democratic Party.

Pier Dominguez 3 months ago

MTV's New Dating Show Actually Gets Queer Dating

The sexually fluid season of Are You the One? explores the complexities of gender and desire in a way rarely seen on reality TV — or in pop culture, period.

Pier Dominguez 4 months ago

Searching For The Real Britney Spears

The fan battle to #FreeBritney raises uncomfortable — and maybe unanswerable — questions that have long plagued her brand.

Pier Dominguez 4 months ago

Katy Perry’s And Taylor Swift’s Flops Are Bad News For Big Pop

Two of pop’s biggest superstars seem unwilling to take any interesting risks.

Pier Dominguez 5 months ago

Elton John's Real Life Is Still More Interesting Than "Rocketman"

Rocketman, though it at least acknowledges the queer nuances of Elton John’s life, shows how limited Hollywood’s approach to gay celebrity stories still is.

Pier Dominguez 5 months ago

There’s No One To Root For In The James Charles Beauty YouTuber Drama

Vlogger Tati Westbrook is reaping the rewards of canceling her former friend James Charles — and cynically invoking anti-gay stereotypes to make her case.

Pier Dominguez 6 months ago

This New Documentary Shows Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Before She Was AOC

The Netflix documentary Knock Down the House revolves around Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, which is its main selling point — but also a limitation.

Pier Dominguez 6 months ago

Wendy Williams’ Divorce Drama Has Put Her In The Hot Seat

The longtime talk show host has become the kind of scandal-plagued celebrity she usually gossips about on her program.

Pier Dominguez 6 months ago

Why The Jonas Brothers' Comeback Is Working

Years after Nick, Joe, and Kevin Jonas first conquered tween hearts, they’re the first boy band to reach No. 1 in almost two decades. What’s changed?

Pier Dominguez 6 months ago

"Dirty John" And "Escape At Dannemora" Strain The Limits Of Prestige True Crime

In the scramble to extract big meaning (and meaty roles) from true crime stories, scripted series like Dirty John and Escape at Dannemora may make them less interesting.

Pier Dominguez 9 months ago

How Becky G Relaunched Her Music Career — In Spanish

After a “lonely” start in the music industry as a teenage one-hit wonder, Becky G is riding the new wave of women in reggaeton as Latin pop takes over YouTube.

Pier Dominguez 10 months ago

The Teen Rom-Com Was Reborn In 2018

This year’s breakout teen movies, like To All the Boys I've Loved Before and Love, Simon, reglamorized old tropes for a new audience.

Pier Dominguez 11 months ago

Men Murder Women All The Time. So Why Are People Obsessed With Chris Watts?

More than half of all murdered women are killed by intimate partners. So why do stories about Scott Peterson and Chris Watts become national talking points?

Pier Dominguez 12 months ago

"Bohemian Rhapsody" Sells A Sanitized Vision Of Freddie Mercury

In trying to tell Mercury’s queer story through his straight bandmates’ eyes, the new Queen biopic ends up saying almost nothing at all.

Pier Dominguez One year ago