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

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

Pier Dominguez • 13 hours 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 • 7 days 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 • 16 days 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 • One month 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 • One month 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 • 2 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 • 2 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 • 2 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 • 2 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 • 6 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 • 6 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 • 7 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 • 8 months ago

『ボヘミアン・ラプソディ』が生み出したフレディ・マーキュリーという "偉人"

評価が真っ二つに割れている『ボヘミアン・ラプソディ』。このレビューでは劇中のフレディ・マーキュリーの言動を通じて、クィア映画の葛藤を考察する。

Pier Dominguez • 8 months ago

Como "Bohemian Rhapsody" vende uma visão moralista e higienista de Freddie Mercury

Ao tentar contar a história queer de Mercury pelos olhos de seus colegas de banda héteros, a nova cinebiografia do Queen acaba tendo pouco a dizer.

Pier Dominguez • 8 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 • 8 months ago

"Nasce Uma Estrela" resolveu a crise de identidade musical de Lady Gaga

Interpretando o papel de Ally, ela lembrou a todos do que é capaz e provou que sua própria estrela ainda está em alta. Atenção: contém spoilers do filme.

Pier Dominguez • 9 months ago

Taylor Swift Is Still Catching Up To The Political Conversation

Swift’s statement about the midterm elections has come at a moment when her political silence was becoming more costly to her than any potential backlash.

Pier Dominguez • 9 months ago

“A Star Is Born” Has Solved Lady Gaga’s Musical Identity Crisis

Lady Gaga is the kind of multifaceted pop star A Star Is Born doesn’t quite know how to portray, but her talent both brings Ally to life and proves that Gaga’s star is still rising. (Spoilers for the movie).

Pier Dominguez • 9 months ago

Troye Sivan’s New Era (And Bottoming Anthem) Are What Pop Needs

Exploring sex, gender, and desire in his new album, Bloom, Sivan has staged an unprecedented kind of queer coming-of-age as a pop star.

Pier Dominguez • 10 months ago