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NATIONAL NEWS: GLADD Study Shows Major Drop in LGBT Diversity in Films

Only 25.5 percent of the LGBT characters portrayed in films from seven major studios this year are of color. While Hollywood’s racial diversity issues have […]

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OPINION: Identity and Acceptance Collide in LGBTQ News

Coverage this week of LGBTQ news couldn’t be any more of a headache. The same tropes of homophobia and transphobia showed their nastier sides on […]

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OPINION: LGBTQ Entertainers Deserve Better From Hollywood

As I watched the Academy Awards on Sunday, my mind was split in two places. One, as a black American, I was baffled by the […]

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OSCAR SUNDAY: Filming The Danish Girl

Trans actors Rebecca Root and Jake Graf play cisgender characters in the Academy Award–nominated film The Danish Girl. Watching the film carefully, one would have […]

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George Clooney Addresses Gay Rumors

In the January 2014 issue of Esquire U.K., 52-year-old Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney addresses accusations that he’s a closeted homosexual. It all started, he told […]

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The Best and Worst of 2013 Movies … So Far

It has been a disastrous summer for movies. Compared to last year, box office was down over 17 percent. (Much of this has been attributed […]

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Parks and Rec’s Ron Swanson Is the Best Character on Television

It’s been a week since the Emmy nominations were announced and I’m still upset. While most focused on Netflix getting nominations for House of Cards […]

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Why The Newsroom Is the Most Insufferable Show on TV

This Sunday, The Newsroom—the critically lambasted show from The West Wing’s Aaron Sorkin—returns for its sophomore season on HBO. Honestly, I never got past the fifth […]

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It’s Time to Ditch Rocky, Philadelphia

It was 1996, and I was standing at the top of the Art Museum steps looking down the Ben Franklin Parkway to City Hall. A […]

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Seven Reasons You Should Skip The Lone Ranger

Perhaps the tepid, if not vicious, reviews have not yet swayed you from seeing The Lone Ranger this weekend. Perhaps your sincere, stalkerish love of […]

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The Best and Worst of TV This Year

It was a rough year for network TV. Many of the most talked about shows continued to appear on cable and through streaming services (Netflix’s […]

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10 Things to Know Before Seeing Star Trek Into Darkness

For the most part, I am excited to see new movies (save for those in the Twilight series or anything starring Julia Stiles). But the movie that […]

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9 Best Movie Weddings

The first time I saw the ad I thought it was joke. Surely it was merely a composite photo — put together for some failed movie […]

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New Disney Avengers Girl’s T-Shirt: “I Need a Hero”

  Merch for Disney’s Avengers movie has hit the stores, and the shit has hit the fan. They’ve released two t-shirts, one for boys and […]

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13 Movies That Film Critics Got Completely Wrong

As I was reading through old reviews and writings of Roger Ebert last week, I stumbled across an interview he did for the Television Academy […]