Landscapes and the Living

By Iván Espinosa "Passion Flower" (oil on canvas) by John Francis Peters Last Fall, I attended an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) called “Kelly Reichardt: Powerfully Observant.”  It was a mid-career retrospective highlighting six feature-length productions created by the New York-based independent filmmaker that have, since production, earned critical acclaim. [...]

Landscapes and the Living2018-05-22T17:01:00+00:00

Queerness Contested: Derogatory Language in Drag Performance and the Fundamental Queer Antagonism

By Sam Danley TRANNYGATE: DRAG’S DIGITAL DISCOURSE Since its premiere in 2009, the reality television show RuPaul’s Drag Race (2009-) has garnered significant critical and commercial success, cherry picking drag queens up by their lace front wigs and dropping them into the living rooms of Betty and Joe Beercan. Drawing larger audiences with each new [...]

Queerness Contested: Derogatory Language in Drag Performance and the Fundamental Queer Antagonism2018-05-07T20:51:08+00:00

Who Owns the Underworld: Holograms and the Taboo

By Louise Ho The last five years has seen the realization of advanced holograms, which can be projected onto any setting, including outdoors and in daylight. Most of these holograms are used to recreate live performances of dead celebrities, mining the underworld for stars thought to have gone too soon. The handful of companies which [...]

Who Owns the Underworld: Holograms and the Taboo2018-05-21T17:55:53+00:00