Franziska Lee

  • June 25, 2017By Franziska Lee

    ABC’s Shakespearean drama “Still Star-Crossed,” an imagining of what happened after the conclusion of Romeo and Juliet, has been essentially cancelled after three episodes. While the rest of the season will air, a second is not in the makings, and starting July 8th the remaining episodes will air on Saturday, rather than Monday. Perhaps the cancellation

  • June 1, 2017By Franziska Lee

    At a young age, seeing yourself represented is crucial in order to accept your identity. The constant repetition of “boy meets girl” is not only boring but harmful. Being told there’s nothing wrong with being gay or trans* doesn’t do nearly as much as being shown it. And if there are only one or two LGBT

  • May 15, 2017By Franziska Lee

    PWR BTTM, widely known among the queer rock scene, consists of nonbinary artists Liv Bruce (who uses she/her pronouns) and Ben Hopkins (who uses they/them pronouns). The duo formed their group in 2013, and their album Pageant was released on May 12. One day before, allegations of sexual assault arose against Hopkins. In a closed

  • May 12, 2017By Franziska Lee

    TW: eating disorders, drug abuse In the winter of 2012, the Mouse King sold me drugs behind Greene Theatre on Hill Street. It was a freezing, sharp-toothed winter. A slush winter that rawed the tip of my nose and my cheekbones, made hair grow on my spine, downy, like fur, my wasting body trying to

  • May 7, 2017By Franziska Lee

    Marvel Comics is renowned and beloved for their iconic characters, from the Hulk to Daredevil to Spider-man. But comics fans are exasperated with Marvel’s inconsistent characterization, bad writing, repetitive plots and lately, drastic antisemitism. Marvel has become particularly transparent with their bigotry. Captain America (a hero created by Jewish writers with the explicit purpose of being