“When we go to a skate park, we take up space, and then all of a sudden you don’t see a bunch of guys trying to tell you to move out the way, ’cause we’re the majority now,” says Lid Madrid. “And we’re taking up space, and just changing the way that skate parks traditionally […]
In this issue, you’ll find stories about trans creatives, LGBTQ+ community spaces, and drag performers; but you’ll also find an investigation and interview about electronic monitoring in policing. (Remember, the first Pride marches celebrated the Stonewall riots, a response to a violent police raid.) I want the colors on the cover of this Pride Issue to inspire people as they move through this month of June and promote true liberation.
If you’re looking for something to watch this Pride Month, there are better queer movies—and probably better gay porn—than can be found here.
An average spectator might observe a skateboarder as nothing but a person on wheels; they see an athlete—or a delinquent, maybe—pushing and coasting and jumping (“How does the board stick to the bottom of their feet?”), there one minute and gone the next. But from the rider’s perspective, the world is transforming around them. Minute […]
“Eyeth—get it? In the Deaf storytelling tradition, utopia is called Eyeth because it’s a society that centers the eye, not the ear, like here on Earth.” That’s the opener to “Ear vs. Eye: Deaf Mythology,” one of the many brief lessons sprinkled between the chapters of Sara Nović’s realistic fiction novel True Biz, released March […]
Are pigeons beautiful? Katie Prout thinks they might be, but she rarely stops to look.
It’s important to honor the classics, but I left the theater wondering what this $90 million project brought to the table compared to an inventive and contemporary whodunnit like 2019’s Knives Out.
It has everything that we’ve come to expect from Wes Anderson—carefully crafted aesthetics, perfect color palettes, and intricate tableaux of actors.
A look back at the love stories that started in the pages of the Reader, no swiping necessary
A young person’s dive into the history of the once lucrative section and its humble future.
1 hour 35 min
The actor’s role in the onscreen adaptation hearkens back to his introduction to musical theater and time spent in New York City.
After a delayed release, the vibrant film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical couldn’t be more welcome.
Whether or not the scares make sense is up for debate.
2 hours 22 min