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I Want My Queer TV 

Who gets to tell our stories and why does it matter? It’s 2014 and Laverne Cox, the breakout trans star of the Netflix hit “Orange Is the New Black,” just made the cover of Time magazine. LGBT and queer characters are everywhere you look — and more and more they refle Comments (6)
Books

Living for Real 

As she swept into Café Pick Me Up in the East Village, Janet Mock’s floor length gray maxi dress swayed as she maneuvered through the maze of tables and chairs. It was one of the first hot days of summer, and the writer, advocate, and New York Times bestselling author was trying to fight off the heat. Comment
Books

Our Empowerment, Ourselves

When she was 12 years old, Laura Erickson-Schroth picked up her mom’s copy of “Our Bodies, Ourselves.” She flipped through the pages, entranced by what she was reading. The 1973 b Comment
Theater

Pride in the Theater 

Let’s say you want to make seeing a show part of your Pride Weekend, but haven’t planned ahead. It’s for that very situation that we publish our fourth annual roundup of what’s on, what’s hot, Comment
Theater

Romance in the Park 

At just about the point the plot turns dark in Jack O’Brien’s rich, romantic, and lyrical production of “Much Comment
Film

A Wave Receding 

As the New York Asian Film Festival enters its 13th year, interest in individual Asian films — such as Wong Kar-wai’s “The Grandmaster,” which was 2013’s highest-gr Comment
Theater

A Complete Cole Porter Find 

No one brings the intensity to confabs that lovers of musical theater manage when they get together. And my recent meet-up with essential b Comment
Film

Disorient Express

Philosopher Fredric Jameson once said that we can imagine the end of the world but not the end of capitalism. His remark doesn’t apply exactly to Bong Joon-ho’s Korean/ American production “Snowpiercer,” but it nevertheless fits. In the post-apocalyptic world of Bong’s film, a train endlessly circles the planet. Ther Comment
Music

Opera in Odd Spaces  

With the mid-May end of the Metropolitan Opera’s season, opera is on the move throughout the city, springing up in museums, churches, concert halls, and parks. On Comment

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