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Film + Television

Simply FADoulous: The Pet Homosexual

Posted July 20, 2011 by Kristi

Somewhere between Airplane!! and Carrie Bradshaw, having a gay best boyfriend became the height of sophistication for a socially savvy hetero lady or group of breeding girls – both on the big and small screens and IRL – because sometimes there aren’t enough short-haired homos to go around. The manfriend provides no threat of sexual […]

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Arts & Entertainment

Sara Quin vs Tyler, the creator: On ideas, words, music, and the difference between offense and hate

Posted May 16, 2011 by Erika

The New York Times describes his new album “Goblin” as “spiteful, internal, confident, vitriolic, vividly bruised stuff, a shocking — and shockingly good album that bears little resemblance to contemporary hip-hop”. The Montreal half of Calgary born lesbian twin sister singing/songwriting duo Tegan and Sara, Sara Quin however calls his lyrics “sickening”, “repulsive and irresponsible”. We are […]

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Editorials

A Love Letter: In Defence of Gaga

Posted May 18, 2011 by Elie

Everyone and their dealer has something to say about Lady Gaga and her recent metamorphosis from basic cured meat-wearing pop star to self-proclaimed equality rights messiah with her accelerated involvement in the LGBT community. Since the release of Born This Way however – a song that couldn’t scream GAY any louder if it were performed by […]

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Music

Melissa Etheridge In Montreal – Leaving No Doubt That She Still Totally Rocks

Posted November 7, 2012 by Mel

Melissa Etheridge loves Canada, and Canada loves her. From our balcony seats at Place des Arts’ Theatre Maisonneuve, providing an unobstructed view of the stage, we sat and waited as the anticipation in the hall steadily grew… until from somewhere off-stage, that familiar husky voice instructed someone to kill the lights and get the show […]

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Film + Television

The Tree of Life: Terrence Malick’s Historical Fantasy Series, Part II

Posted July 12, 2011 by Michelle B

So, on Thursday July 7, 2011, I went to see The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick’s mournful stoner tribute to BBC’s Planet Earth, starring The West and all of its Judeo-Christian nuclear family angst. I paid the full price to see it, because every single review I’d read was raving. Slavering. Awestruck. And, it turns […]

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Culture

Jewish Culture, Commercialization, and the Glee Christmas Special

Posted December 21, 2011 by Kyle

The commercialization of holidays is not a mystery to North Americans. We see it, we buy into it, and we acknowledge its presence. What struck me, after watching Glee’s Christmas special was that not only does the commercialization of Christmas make the holidays marketable, it also has the ability to marginalize religious minorities through the […]

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Music

I Bought It: Beyoncé, Feminism, and All That Sheiße

Posted July 6, 2011 by Kyle

Recently, I have been checking out the wonderful world of feminist theory. The release of Beyoncé’s most recent album 4 prompted me to write an article about the seemingly conflicting gender roles in her music throughout the past decade, including the Destiny’s Child era. Singles Run the World(Girls) and 1+1 present a conflicting mish-mash of traditionalism (old school […]

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Music

Sunday Skooled: Thinking about ‘Judas’ or How I became a Lady Gaga conspiracy theorist

Posted May 29, 2011 by Joe

In the 1970s, a Catholic woman from Queens named Veronica Lueken began receiving messages from the Virgin Mary about the end of the world. The Church eventually condemned her movement and Lueken herself died in 1995. However, her prophesies are now a permanent fixture on the Internet, where they have become part of a milieu […]

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