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The devil’s in the details: How artists’ smallest choices prove the need for representation in media

The devil’s in the details: How artists’ smallest choices prove the need for representation in media

Jacob Fulton, Assistant City Editor

June 4, 2020

The Monthly Usually, I don’t remember the details of movies. Especially years after I watch them. Ask me about the plot — I’ve got you. Things might be a bit hazy, but I’ll be able to give you the gist of things. Names are more hit-or-miss, but I usually at least remember the names of...

For LGBTQ students, living at home brings its own set of challenges

For LGBTQ students, living at home brings its own set of challenges

Hannah Feuer, Reporter

June 4, 2020

The Monthly Sources with first names only are under pseudonyms to protect students' safety and privacy. Weinberg freshman Noah had been planning to come out to his parents for about a year. After hiding his sexual orientation for all of high school, Noah said he found a more open and supportive ...

Open Tab: Big Chicks honors Pride Month all year long

Big Chicks and Tweet closed for five weeks during the pandemic. It is now open for pickup orders, offering a selection of food items and cocktail kits.

Zoe Malin, Reporter

June 4, 2020

The Monthly Every year during the Chicago Annual Pride Parade, Big Chicks and its neighboring sister restaurant Tweet, Let’s Eat overflow with families and friends celebrating the event. They enjoy breakfast before heading out on the parade route or stop by in the afternoon for a refreshing co...

The Magic of Good Representation: The impact of Willow and Tara, more than 20 years later

Willow and Tara in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

Jordan Mangi, Writer

June 4, 2020

The Monthly Alyson Hannigan was my first queer idol. Wait, let me go back. Alyson Hannigan, as Willow Rosenberg in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” — which I watched religiously on DVD and then Netflix throughout middle school — was the first television character who I remember understanding...

The Origin of Love: John Cameron Mitchell on “Hedwig,” “Shortbus,” and queer radicalism

John Cameron Mitchell in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” The director and actor wrote iconic queer musical based off of his childhood.

Wilson Chapman, Monthly Editor

June 3, 2020

The Monthly When John Cameron Mitchell attended Northwestern in the early ’80s, the theater department consisted mostly of closeted gay men –– himself included. It was a strange environment, as although he developed a provocative artistic sensibility under the tutelage of performance ...