“While ungovernability takes many paths, here it approximates living in and as refusal.”
It is powerful and affirming to consider the unique qualities that queerness brings to leadership.
Few writers have been as beloved by readers and underrated by reviewers as Daphne du Maurier. What irked them?
Interview with the Vampire uses vampirism to reveal fantasies & fears of the social contagiousness of interracial & homosexual desires.
Shola von Reinhold’s novel is central to any reckoning with the politics of the archive, not to mention contemporary literature itself.
If you play a videogame and you avoided or never met a particular queer character, did they exist in the game for you?
“When did everyone become Black and not of specific nations themselves? Why did being Black mean not belonging to a place?”
“The diary has challenged every category of literary analysis for me.”
The family as we know it today functions to further isolate trans children from trans women and vice versa. Thank goodness for TV.
“You can wear something to be cool,” you told me, “or because another person likes it. You don’t have to be truly ‘yourself,’ or whatever.”
The secret of the Western—as Jane Campion’s “Power of the Dog” shows—is that its mythology nurtures a queer fantasy, hiding in plain sight.
If queer today often looks rather like heteronormativity’s “sick and boring life,” how can we cultivate queerer worlds, or other possibilities?
“I research specific instances of Black artists who strip themselves out of mythologized dressings around race, sexuality, and gender.”
Once, radical artists and thinkers shook up conservatives. Now, it’s the right gleefully transgressing a “moralizing” left. What happened?
The dead, the disappeared, and the forgotten—these Iberian poems make clear—can never be safely put away.
“I don’t quite know what Murphy means by baroque or what he means by camp, but Murphy has never been able to discern tone.”
Many think the loss of discrete queer spaces is bad, even as the loss of the need for them is good. What is the nature of that loss?
Contemporary TV series that take on Latinx life have increasingly embraced the complexity of their subject matter.
While some progress has been made, TV is still trying to figure out how to tell the stories of male-identified rape survivors.