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

Editor’s Note

Over the last two years, I’ve had the pleasure of participating in the complete upheaval and rebranding of this journal into the unique publication it has become. Looking back on process of reshaping our journal, I can’t help but notice the parallel between Caustic Frolic’s evolution and that of the members of its editing team. [...]

Editor’s Note2018-05-08T04:44:15+00:00

Loud Mouth [2]

By Katie Busey Acrylic and watercolor paint on a sheet of glass printed on light-sensitive fiber paper. Katie Busey is a photographer and artist from Atlanta, Georgia. Based in Manhattan, New York, she is enrolled at the International Center of Photography and graduates in June of 2018.

Loud Mouth [2]2018-05-07T20:22:41+00:00

Make a left

By Clare Busey Marker on bristol, 8x6 in. Clare Busey is a self-taught artist from Atlanta, Georgia. She’s a freshman attending Savannah College of Art and Design at the Savannah campus and will be double majoring in Dramatic Writing and Film and Television. Find Clare on Instagram: off_a_whim.

Make a left2018-05-07T20:22:41+00:00

Unorthodox

By Nolan Ryan Trowe Digital, 4x6. Nolan Ryan Trowe proudly represents California, is the photo editor at Entropic Magazine, a contributor to the New York Times, a freelance photojournalist and most importantly an uncle, brother, son, grandson, cousin, friend and teacher. Some of his influences include J-Dilla, Pink Floyd, Charles Bukowski, James Baldwin, Craola, Eugene Richards, Tupac and [...]

Unorthodox2018-05-07T20:22:41+00:00

The Commute

By Nolan Ryan Trowe Digital, 4x6. Nolan Ryan Trowe proudly represents California, is the photo editor at Entropic Magazine, a contributor to the New York Times, a freelance photojournalist and most importantly an uncle, brother, son, grandson, cousin, friend and teacher. Some of his influences include J-Dilla, Pink Floyd, Charles Bukowski, James Baldwin, Craola, Eugene Richards, Tupac and [...]

The Commute2018-05-07T20:22:41+00:00

Nature of Destruction

By Victoria Lewis Shot on a Canon EOS 70D. Victoria Lewis has been a firm fan of the arts from a young age, always creating or performing. After attaining a Bachelor of Arts in Acting in Wales, she went on to teach children the arts in summer camps before turning her attention to working in [...]

Nature of Destruction2018-05-07T20:22:40+00:00

Erosion of the Tide

By Victoria Lewis Shot on a Canon EOS 70D. Victoria Lewis has been a firm fan of the arts from a young age, always creating or performing. After attaining a Bachelor of Arts in Acting in Wales, she went on to teach children the arts in summer camps before turning her attention to working in [...]

Erosion of the Tide2018-05-07T20:22:40+00:00

Loud Mouth [1]

By Katie Busey Acrylic paint and watercolor paint on a sheet of glass. Katie Busey is a photographer and artist from Atlanta, Georgia. Based in Manhattan, New York, she is enrolled at the International Center of Photography and graduates in June of 2018.

Loud Mouth [1]2018-05-07T20:17:19+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