Adult-in-training by day, queer geek of color by night.
Happy holidays, dear readers! I hope you’re enjoying Black Friday, or finally dredging up your social willpower (and finances) for the upcoming Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa cycle. In honor of this uniquely busy period in our lives, I’ve decided to take pity on you and provide an easy, breezy, lightly sexy read for you to enjoy.READ MORE
2008 was an interesting year for superheroes in pop culture. At the time, Marvel Studies was busy launching its cinematic universe with Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk. Christopher Nolan was classing up DC’s previously campy Batman mythos with The Dark Knight. Hellboy continued to dazzle audiences in its critically acclaimed sequel, while Punisher fans suffered a decisive blow from its adaptation.READ MORE
Humanity uses fiction as a means of escape; it’s a pretty old refrain. At the same time, that doesn’t necessarily mean the realities of our world don’t bleed into the margins. Certain environments, foods, educational systems, and the general laws of physics are common enough to be negligible, for example. We structure ourselves around theseREAD MORE
The starving artist is one of the most curiously enduring cultural images of the last four centuries or so. Its Romantic origins established a sense of noble prestige to the cycle of poverty, sacrifice, and professional obscurity in which many artists found themselves in the pursuit of a career. These days, there’s more scorn behindREAD MORE