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A Brief History of Fake News

by A. She joins Boshemia as our US political correspondent in Washington, DC. Photo by Anders Norde. This year’s midterm elections hold the possibility of shifting the power balance in Congress, and will be a key factor in how our congressional voting districts are shaped in favor of the ruling party until 2030. Many Americans…

Mayo In Memoriam // Mayo It RIP In Peace

We are gathered here today to mourn the loss of mayonnaise. The humble condiment was taken from us, cruelly and unnecessarily by the millennials. In collusion with “””””””””identity condiments””””””” this all American Hero was taken from us in the year 2018. Mayo it’s memory live on forever. In case you haven’t been able to ketchup…

Me Too & Media // Thoughts on Arrested Development & Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Netflix has been bringing it with the comedy recently! Between John Mulaney’s hysterical stand-up, to Michelle Wolf’s new weekly show, it’s been a great time to spend in bed doing depression binges and putting off all your responsibilities! It’s been solid for returning shows too! Well, it’s been fairly solid. Fan’s of Arrested Development may…

How To Not Take A Joke // On Michelle Wolf, Smokey Eyes and Outrage

Political comedy has become a little stagnant recently. When the current US administration is such a joke it’s hard to make proper jokes about it. There was one evening in late night when literally every single late night host made the same joke. Don’t get me wrong, I still love Seth Meyers and Samantha Bee,…

the problem with call-out culture

words by V. photography by Clem Onojeghuo.    Is there a problem with our call-out culture? Are we scaring allies into silence? Calling out ignorance is a necessary part of deconstructing oppression. Even small language choices can add to the exclusion already faced by minorities and normalise the prioritisation of one’s convenience over other folks’…

Refusing to Perform Pregnancy is a Radical Act // Notes on Kylie Jenner

A personal note from E, reflecting on Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy.  On February 1, 2018, Kylie Jenner gave birth to her daughter. On February 4, she released this video, “To Our Daughter,”  documenting the private journey of her pregnancy, breaking the months’ long silence re: the mystery of her motherhood status. Directed by Tyler Ross, with…

So I Finally Slightly Pay Attention To Modern Music And This Is How Y’all Repay Me // Thoughts On The Grammys

Yeah guys, I get it, 24K Magic is a great dance song and every time it comes on, you know everyone is going to get turnt. No disrespect to Bruno Mars, but really? For those of you not lame enough to pay attention to outdated award shows, on Sunday night Bruno Mars won the Grammy for Album of the Year against stiff competition. Smart money was on Kendrick Lamar who, at this point, is owed several more accolades. DAMN was one of the best albums of 2017, and after his shameful snub to Faux-Country-Ivanka in 2015, we all thought this…