The Future of Hip-Hop is Woven into its Past: An Interview with Chicago Artist FURY

The Future of Hip-Hop is Woven into its Past: An Interview with Chicago Artist FURY

It’s not uncommon to come across an artist who’s lyricism reveals vulnerability with the candor of a diary, yet Chicago hip-hop artist FURY manages to do so on her own terms. FURY stands out from contemporary mainstream hip-hop with her positive message, live band, and dedication to the old school 90s hip-hop sound. She agreed to talk to The 26 to discuss her stand-out brand of music and upcoming album, Black Magic.

Short Film “One Of The Flowers” Is An Ode To Bisexuality

Short Film “One Of The Flowers” Is An Ode To Bisexuality

One of the Flowers is essentially an ode to bisexuality. It compares human bisexuality to the bisexuality found in nature, more specifically to flowers, and calls for people to stop treating bisexuality like a made-up or unworthy concept.
“Since coming out as being bisexual, I have met many who have insisted, both directly and indirectly, that bisexuality doesn’t exist,” Moira notes.  “However, to concede to that point would be to deny the feelings I have had for both men and women— love has no gender.”

Oliver Mayer Sets the Stage For His New Play, Members Only

Oliver Mayer Sets the Stage For His New Play, Members Only

The play’s story takes place in the 1980’s during a time in America’s history when people are forging racial and sexual identities while dealing with the growing soon-to-be-named HIV/AIDS crisis. Pedro Quinn is also grappling with boxing over the age of 40 and fighting for the right to be himself on his own terms.

A Legacy at Risk: Why RuPaul’s Views on Gender & Race Feel Problematic Today

A Legacy at Risk: Why RuPaul’s Views on Gender & Race Feel Problematic Today

Whether you watch RuPaul’s Drag Race religiously or you’ve never seen an episode, you’re likely familiar with the eponymous legend behind the television phenomenon. RuPaul is famous not just for portraying an impossibly beautiful drag queen and leading a hit TV series, but also for wielding considerable influence both within and beyond the LGBTQ+ community. However, as public consciousness shifts, Ru’s brand of unapologetic realness has begun to create controversy.

Carmilla Makes Vampires Fun Again

Carmilla Makes Vampires Fun Again

Carmilla is not your average vampire story. In fact, it’s not even your average web series. Told in 3-7 minutes episodes over three seasons, Carmilla focuses on a group of students who work together at their very strange university to save the world from utter destruction.

Tan France Did Not Create The French Tuck – Women Did

Tan France Did Not Create The French Tuck – Women Did

The French Tuck is an example of a concept that has first been done by women, but taken and repackaged by a man; presented as something unique and ‘new’.  The idea of the French Tuck was something already practiced by many women (especially queer-identifying women) many years prior (Fashion blog Man Repeller’s founder, Leandra Medine, has been seen using the haphazard tuck since 2004).

Disengaged Gives Us The Space To Question Marriage Equality

Disengaged Gives Us The Space To Question Marriage Equality

The series follows a couple, Jules (Hannah Pearl Utt) and Sydney (Jen Tullock), in a committed partnership who find themselves thinking about marriage following the United States Supreme Court same-sex marriage that made it legal in all fifty states. The story provides commentary on the pressure that many couples have felt to get legally married post-ruling.