Queer bait

Fake Out

Growing up, I collected queer-feeling art like trading cards. Musicians like Arca, Lou Reed and Sleater-Kinney are coded as distinctly queer performers. I’ve taken their work in deep, ingesting their explicit, vocal queerness with relish. They performed their queerness as icons and as artists in bold, daring and highly visible
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The good, the bad, the Oscars

The Oscars are my Christmas. As a film nerd, I wake up every Oscar Sunday giddy. And for my present this year, I wished for a raw, unrelenting opening monologue, one that would kick everyone’s ass. Opening Monologue Chris Rock, you are the best Santa ever. In the first few
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The weird, the wonderful: Outside Lands 2015

“There’s no geofilter yet!” cried a bucket hat-clad bro after snapping a selfie on the dusty path leading down to Golden Gate Park. The gates to the infamous Bay Area music and arts festival had just barely opened, but festival-goers were already eager to tell their friends and followers that
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Tunesday: A walk to remember

As we all settle into our daily routines, walking to and from classes might get a little monotonous, despite how berserk we all know Berkeley can be. Sometimes the flyers on Sproul don’t do it for you. Sometimes the incense doesn’t do it for you. We understand, which is why
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