Jonathan Parks-Ramage

tv

Keeping up with Katya, the Russian Queen Racing Toward Fame

Drag queen and former "RuPaul's Drag Race" contestant Katya Zamolodchikova continues to break barriers with her bizarrely quick wit and biting humor—illustrating how turning our darkest moments into comedy can provide hope for our survival.
Jonathan Parks-Ramage
11.15.17
tv

Manic Trixie Dream Girl: How Trixie Mattel Dragged Herself to Stardom

The former "RuPaul's Drag Race" contestant is easily recognized by her Barbie-clown lips and extreme contouring, but her rise to fame is marked by her deeply autobiographical, and totally surreal, comedic performance.
Jonathan Parks-Ramage
11.15.17
Features

Inside Grindr's Quest to Become the First Global Gay Lifestyle Brand

Though it's best known as a hookup app, Grindr is branching out by forming social justice initiatives and creating tailored user experiences. But while the company's expansion is exciting, privacy concerns loom large, and many wonder how a service that...
Jonathan Parks-Ramage
12.28.16
Film

Actress Meredith Hagner on Becoming a Rising Comedy Star

We met up with actress Meredith Hagner to talk about her kombucha-stocked fridge, bad spray tans, and her break-out career.
Jonathan Parks-Ramage
11.21.16
Private Eyes

People Share Their Craziest Quarter Life Crises

A round-up of our favorite quarter-life crisis tales to help you feel a little bit better about your own.
Jonathan Parks-Ramage
11.15.16
Private Eyes

Music Supervisor Brienne Rose on How to Choose the Perfect Music for TV

Brienne Rose is one of the hottest up-and-coming music supervisors in Hollywood today. We caught up with Rose to talk to her about the value of music in film and television, what bands excite her most right now, and how it feels to score an iconic TV...
Jonathan Parks-Ramage
11.10.16
Private Eyes

Female Dicks: A History of Women Detectives Challenging the Patriarchy

Behind every fictional female detective is the story of a subversive woman infiltrating a male-dominated world of mystery, intrigue, and misogyny.
Jonathan Parks-Ramage
10.24.16
tech

Homophobia Runs Rampant in Startup Culture, Study Says

Non-profit StartOut's research revealed that the LGBT community faces significant discrimination within the business world.
Jonathan Parks-Ramage
9.11.16
Art

Meet the Disabled Artists Creating a New Space for Talent in the Art World

At the Creative Growth Art Center, a professional studio for artists with physical and intellectual disabilities, men and women gather in a shared workspace filled with paint, ceramics, and endless opportunities for creativity and joy.
Jonathan Parks-Ramage
8.17.16
kink

'I Cross-Dress. Do You Still Love Me?’: The Secret Lives of Sissies

Sissy men don't try to 'pass' as women. For some, the thrill and exuberance comes from being forced—typically by a dominatrix—to wear women's clothing in public. For others, it's just kinky fun.
Jonathan Parks-Ramage
7.28.16
Music

Hanson Reveals the Surprising Story Behind 'MMMBop'

The 20-year anniversary of the mega pop hit also marks the day grunge died and pop music was re-embraced by teens round the world. And it was all thanks to a bunch of indie-rock hipsters.
Jonathan Parks-Ramage
5.23.16
Culture

The Agony and the Shrekstasy: The Unlikely Legacy of America's Favorite Ogre

When "Shrek" first came out in 2001, it was hailed as a revolutionary outsider. Now it's the largest animated franchise in the world—and a running joke on the Internet. How did this happen?
Jonathan Parks-Ramage
4.22.16
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