Natalie Gilbert (she/her)
You are driving home from work. A job you insisted you would never take. A job you despise, but altogether tolerate because it has a good health insurance plan and can help you build up your 401k. Back when things like health insurance plans and 401k’s didn’t seem to matter you told yourself that you’d never be caught dead working a job like this. But here you are, in the place you never hoped to be, doing things you never wish to do. In grad school you had grandiose visions of becoming a big-time corporate lawyer. You know, the type that negotiate big time trade deals and patents? The type pulling down seven figure salaries. But now you are just a filthy estate planner, your only clients are older couples trying to keep their children from cheating each other out of every nickel and dime. Or occasionally you will service the newly married couple who look at each other with so much hope and passion, and you assure them that any plan is better than no plan in terms of matters of the estate, but the whole time you will be thinking about when was the last time your wife had looked at you that way, or better yet, had she ever looked at you that way? But, despite all this there you sit, stuck in the never-ending cycle of profiting off of other’s inevitable death. But hey, there are much worse things to profit from, right?
Natalie Gilbert (she/her)
A Far From Comprehensive, yet somewhat useful guide to being Queer at UM.
Daniel Torres (he/him)
Inspired by Christopher Smart’s Jubilate Agno, Fragment B, [For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry]
12/1/2020 0 Comments
I’m going to preface this with a few qualifiers: I do not like “The Office.” I think “Parks and Rec” is eh, and I’ve still yet to finish it. I like sexy vampires, but mostly as an allegory for queerness, not the “Twilight”-induced sparkly confections of the 2010s except in an extremely ironic way. And yet, somehow, in this year of 2020 I fell in love with the irreverent vampire mockumentary that is “What We Do in the Shadows.”
Oliver Stevens (he/him) // Staff Writer
I love podcasts, I love horror stories, and I love queer media. Luckily for me, there are a good number of queer horror podcasts out there. If you’re in the same boat as me and you’re constantly looking for more podcasts to listen to, or if you’ve never listened to horror podcasts before, here are some recommendations!
giovanni (they/them) // Creatives Editor
chaos is the only word i can use to describe this year. and, no lie, it has been -- and is still -- very hard to navigate this semester. not very often do i find the ability to come up for air, but i’m glad for this sip.
10/26/2020 0 Comments
J. Gillis // Staff Writer
Folks, have we got an interview for you! Last week, we got the opportunity to sit down with Nat Puff, better known as Left At London, the indie pop icon behind “Purple Heart”, “Transgender Street Legend Volume One”, and a whole bunch of Vines and Tik Toks. We chatted about her upcoming work with WOW OK and the recent release of “Transgender Street Legend Volume 2”. What ensued covered everything from the current state of car show inflatables to the perils of predicting the future. We hope you enjoy- we certainly did.