Cancel Culture

In our modern, technologically-advanced, social media-obsessed society, we are surrounded by hashtags, trends, and Twitter moments telling us who we are supposed to support and who is being canceled. Cancel culture involves people—usually on social media—determining that someone has committed problematic actions, holding them accountable by bringing attention to their actions and revoking all support

Polykhroma: Beyond the Gallery

The basement of 48 Winthrop on November 15 was not your typical party scene. Artists and viewers chattered indistinctly about discomfort and artistic intent, all dressed in thrifty formal clothing and sipping on jalapeño margaritas. The room was filled with strange and subversive juxtapositions: a visceral life-size charcoal portrait that you would expect to see

Emerging from the Chrysalis: The Lewkk Talks Fashion Show and the Future

The air is electric––and the fits? Impeccable. Enter: The Lewkk (pronounced “look”) is Tufts’ student-run fashion collective. The lovechild of Seniors Amari Diaw and Kaitlynn Hong, the Lewkk exists to “celebrate the fashion and stories of students of color,” according to their Instagram bio. From its humble origins as a high school project, the Lewkk has

Queer Reality Fulfilled: How an MTV Dating Show Transformed Reality TV

In 2016, four high-profile, well-loved female queer TV characters were killed off in a period of only 30 days. Lexa from The 100 died taking a bullet for her lover in a scene that too-closely mirrored the death of Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Tara, another iconic queer character from 14 years earlier. Other queer stories

Swiped Out: Swipe Night Is Reshaping How We Use Tinder

It was just another boring Sunday night. I was still recovering from a long week of classes, so I decided to while away my time on the monotonous swipe-fest that is Tinder. To my surprise, I wasn’t greeted with the usual red and white user interface that presented all the boys I will never match

The Museum of Queer Ecology: Finding Fluidity in the Natural World

When you walk into the Distillery Gallery in South Boston, the captivating and somewhat eerie audio of people chanting and talking fills the space. Among the exhibits, you can find wooden sculptures, a white igloo-like habitat glowing softly, and dildos made of fungi.  The gallery is currently showing an exihibit entitled “Museum of Queer Ecologies,”

Difficult Women: The Portrayal of Female Sexuality in “Fleabag” 

As creator and actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge stood on stage at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards to collect her third accolade for her Amazon comedy series “Fleabag,” she remarked, “It’s just really wonderful to know—and reassuring—that a dirty, pervy, angry, messed up woman can make it to the Emmys.”  The title of the television series “Fleabag”

Nan Goldin: pleasure’s image, P.A.I.N., and the politics of loss

Content warning: discussion of substance addiction, abuse Languid bodies, unmade beds, couples mid-sex, men masturbating, black eyes, nocturnal habits, drug paraphernalia. Nan Goldin’s diaristic images afford an unadulterated look into her life through the ’70s and ’80s in a Boston and New York steeped in hedonistic color. But somewhere inside these snapshots of soft caresses

The Art of Protest: Resistance and Persistence in Hong Kong 

This summer, as Tufts senior and Hong Kong native Georgette Koo wandered through the heart of Hong Kong’s financial district, she found herself immersed in a tunnel of Post-it notes. Each Post-it was written by a different person and declared a message of support for the anti-extradition movement that has exploded in Hong Kong over