Pop Culture

Dear GLAAD Awards: Inclusion Shouldn’t Mean Including Trash

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Today, GLAAD announced the extensive list of nominees for its annual Media Awards, a ceremony that honors all the best queer art of the year prior. More (or less!) specifically, according to GLAAD’s website, the awards aim to “recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.” That’s great, and though GLAAD’s effort to include as many ally nominees as possible is worth applauding, the mission statement of their awards fails to acknowledge the excellence of truly next-level queer art by insisting on including as many blatantly queer works as possible.
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Exuberant Posters Celebrate the Songs of David Bowie

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When David Bowie ascended to a higher plane of existence on January 10 of this year, the world exhaled a collective cry of mourning. What followed for most was a nostalgic revisiting of Bowie’s best work, a heightened appreciation for his last work, and just simply coming to terms with a world without Bowie. For NYC-based artist and graphic designer Maia Valenzuela, that process was a creative one.
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Where Is the Rage? Late Night’s New Outrage Deficit

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Election season relies on a news cycle that rises and falls in the course of a day or two. It’s now commonly believed to be 24-7, with reporting covering such crucial topics as “Who has made what gaffe?”, “Whose surrogate said what on CNN?”, “What does the latest round of polling suggest?”, and “What crazy occurrence went down at which Iowa rally?”
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