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Matt Bomer and the New Hollywood Trend: Transface

In the grand Hollywood tradition of “brave” white actors taking on “daring” roles as people of color (we’re looking at you Natalie Wood and Mickey Rooney) comes a new phenomenon: transface. The latest example of this shameless practice of having a cisgender man play the role of a trans woman is gay actor Matt Bomer.

Raven’s Reading Rainbow: Birds Of A Feather

Sometimes folks really aren’t sure what subject to ask about! Or, they’re interested in seeing a broad overview of what’s going on in their lives, and what they actually should be focused on. When this happens, often they’ll ask for a General Reading, which is exactly what this week’s Reader requested.

Ad Council Debuts Game for Good Campaign at PAX

The Ad Council announced today that it is collaborating with leading gaming companies and top gaming influencers to launch Game for Good. The effort aims to harness the power of games and the gaming community to drive awareness, engagement and impact on the critical social issues addressed by Ad Council campaigns.

Pride Lives: Suicide Prevention from a Queer Perspective

Many people have had friends who have died before their time, in some of those cases people tragically taking their own lives. Seattleite Judd Shapiro decided to do something about it, forming a local nonprofit organization called Pride Lives, dedicated to suicide prevention in the LGBTQ community.

Ru-minations: Bigwigs and Bombshells

All Stars Season 2 has only just begun, and already it’s shaping up to pull Drag Race out of the Season 7 swamp that mired it last year. This very well could be the best season yet!

The Mix: Friday Five

The Mix is back with this week’s Friday Five. From Latin stars and Drag stars, to block parties and film fests, don’t miss these five really amazing, hand-picked events happening in the PNW this weekend.

Punk Saturday

Punk’s vitality lies primarily in its imperfection. In the unrefined fuzziness of a bedroom recording or the brutal sloppiness of a drunken live set, you can hear growth, change, disorder–in short, the sound of being alive. Punk widens the cracks in music’s surface enough for us to see the organ of humanity churning beneath.

Brandon Ivie Loves a Good Story

Brandon Ivie was recently named the Village Theatre’s new Associate Artistic Director as well as Creative Lead of the Village Originals New Musicals program. He promises to bring some new ideas into their successful artistic mix.

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Punk Saturday

Punk’s vitality lies primarily in its imperfection. In the unrefined fuzziness of a bedroom recording or the brutal sloppiness of a drunken live set, you can hear growth, change, disorder–in short, the sound of being alive. Punk widens the cracks in music’s surface enough for us to see the organ of humanity churning beneath.

Matt Bomer and the New Hollywood Trend: Transface

In the grand Hollywood tradition of “brave” white actors taking on “daring” roles as people of color (we’re looking at you Natalie Wood and Mickey Rooney) comes a new phenomenon: transface. The latest example of this shameless practice of having a cisgender man play the role of a trans woman is gay actor Matt Bomer.

Ad Council Debuts Game for Good Campaign at PAX

The Ad Council announced today that it is collaborating with leading gaming companies and top gaming influencers to launch Game for Good. The effort aims to harness the power of games and the gaming community to drive awareness, engagement and impact on the critical social issues addressed by Ad Council campaigns.

Watch This: Marilyn Manson and The Burrito Lingerie Show

Last Wednesday culminated in an Auburn Taco Bell parking lot with several friends wearing seven-layer burritos as bras. I alternately shotgunned Rainier and taco sauce packets, reeling from the delight of what for most of us had been our first Marilyn Manson concert.

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