Poor Jenna. I didn’t really know what she sounded like until the previous episode. Today she finally got some content before… well, getting her inevitable boot. She was an expected casualty. Michael was as well. In a sense. He was a heavy hitter, but I never thought he had a chance. Oh — spoilers, by… Read More We’ve made it to Ghost Island’s not-so-Elite Eight
Trixie Mattel is dominating the drag scene right now. She has her own show The Trixie and Katya Show on Viceland with fellow RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Katya Zamolodchikova (and later Bob the Drag Queen), a stellar folk album called One Stone, and recently took home the title for RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 3. The drag queen, born Brian Firkus, embarks… Read More Trixie Mattel: comedian, folk musician, and ‘Drag Race’ winner
I have thoroughly enjoyed this twisty season of Survivor. We started with 20 newbies and have whittled that number down to the merged tribe of 13. It may have been slightly boring for some seeing as five original Malolo tribe members have gone home and only two original Naviti. That means we have eight Naviti… Read More Survivor: Ghost Island post-merge predictions sure to go wrong
The first three months of 2018 produced so many great songs. I have a working Spotify list where I throw singles when I dig them. There were a lot of ones that burned fast and fell by the wayside, but then there were those I could listen to every single day. Here are 30 I… Read More Here are 30 songs from the first 3 months of 2018
The return of Roseanne was… fine. There were plenty of laughs, but mainly because it was just nice to see such a lovable cast back again. Like many revivals, this was bogged down in having to catch up on too much. The first two episodes did an admirable job trying to give us two decades of… Read More ‘Roseanne’ is back (as if you didn’t know)
Tancred (aka Jess Abbot) and Richard Edwards (fka Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s) have been releasing some of my most favorite music for the last half-decade. Abbot helped craft Now, Now’s Threads back in 2012, while Edwards fronted my favorite band dating back to 2006. Now, they’re both officially solo artists releasing new albums… Read More Tancred and Richard Edwards both released new songs and my heart exploded
The following is an excerpt of an interview I did with documentarian Emily Branham for a piece entitled “Inside Emily Branham’s 12-Year Quest to Document BeBe Zahara Benet’s Rise to Drag Stardom” for Writer’s Bone. That piece (which you should totally read if you haven’t) was an inside look into the behind the scenes process of making… Read More An interview with BeBe Zaraha Benet documentarian Emily Branham
Congratulations – excuse me, condragulations are in order. Trixie Mattel was just crowned the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars 3. She also has the number one album on iTunes. Unlike other drag queens who release EDM-based dance tracks meant to play in gay clubs across the country, Trixie release a… folk album.
Everything Sucks!, Netflix’s new teenage coming-of-age dramady has its own growing pains that it goes through in its first season, but that shouldn’t stop you from devouring it immediately. The overarching plot isn’t my favorite, but the subtle parts are better than the sum. It all starts with Kate’s sexual awakening.
Soccer Mommy’s Clean has jumped to the forefront of those fighting for my favorite album of the year. Sophie Allison’s soft melodies of self-referential emo could have been on alt-radio anytime from when Monica Lewinsky topped headlines to rap’s takeover of the mainstream to this very moment.