• The “Minimum Wage Challenge”: Poverty in Modern America

    When I was in college, I had the great fortune of taking a seminar class on marginalized identities. There were a total of ten of us, a mix of women’s studies graduate students and political science undergraduate students. In one of the last weeks of class, we were tasked...
  • We Need to Talk About Realism in Media

    It should be a news flash to no one that popular media isn’t realistic. And really, it can’t be. Most media is telling a story, a story that has to be compelling (and physically possible to make and consume), and fits within a...
  • Cult Movie Review: Jackie Brown

    Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown is not just my favorite Tarantino film, it’s also one of my favorite films.  Seriously.  I love every fucking frame of this movie. Jackie Brown is also the first and last time Tarantino adapted a book to film– it’s based off Elmore Leonard’s Rum Punch....
  • With this Ring, I Thee Wed: Same Sex Marriage in the Industrial Complex

    A couple weeks ago, I attended the Gay Wedding Expo in Orlando, Florida , which got me thinking about weddings. While I am not ready to get married at the moment, I do have a lot of capital-F Feelings about weddings, mostly fueled by programming such as Say Yes...
  • The Guide to Unproblematically Telling Someone They Suck

    Let’s get this out of the way: the title of this article is an oxymoron. After all, an insult, in its purest sense, is designed to denigrate another person– to put them down. And thus, by their very nature, aren’t all insults problematic? Many of us out there want...
  • Cult Movie Review: Flashdance

    There’s a moment in Flashdance where the character Jeanie (Sunny Johnson) is at a skating competition/tryout/audition– it’s never quite clear. We’ve seen her rehearse.  We’ve seen her with her parents.  We know how they feel.  We see the parents in the audience.  The Father acts like your typical 80’s...
  • October Editors’ Picks

    With fall well and truly under way (for those of us living in the Northern hemisphere at least), the Rainbow Hub team of editors have put together their list of what we’re most looking forward to this month, Halloween-related and otherwise. Emma Houxbois (Comics Editor) Oh October, when a...
  • The Cult of Cult Movies

    Every year, Hollywood releases hundreds of movies. On top of that, every year people outside of Hollywood make hundreds of movies. The result is thousands of movies, many of which fall through the cracks, delude your local multiplexes, your video on demands, and other media devices. Out of those...
  • Dragon Age and LGBTQIA+

    *WARNING* – as much as I tried to keep this article spoiler free, there are moments where I was forced to reveal some of the story of all three games to give a bit of context. So be warned.** A quiet hush falls over the press conference as she...