by Jeremy Owens GIRL. I cannot stop thinking about Joy! Don't act like you don't know who I'm talking about, and please for the love of CHEESE do not go thinking I am talking about HAPPINESS -- that's ridiculous. How many people do you know named JOY. This isn't 1952, sweetheart, YOU DONT KNOW NOT … Continue reading JOY BEHAR: AMERICAN HERO


by Jeremy Owens My husband left me . . . It was for a long weekend, just across the border in Wisconsin — but still — after a year or ten or however long we’ve been locked in the house together — it felt both terrifying and INCREDIBLE. I love time alone, who doesn’t! I … Continue reading DO NOT TALK TO STRANGERS

American Independence: groundbreaking.

After a night of flipping through Twitter and Insta watching some rather interesting fashion choices, you might be asking yourself, "WHAT IS A MET GALA." To which I say -- get yourself a gay friend. The Met Gala is the sobriquet (French because we're being fancy) of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Gala. It's … Continue reading American Independence: groundbreaking.


Girl. To know me is to know I love love ALL CAPS LOVE AND ADORE celebrities. I read books with Reese, I make recipes with Gwyneth, I put whatever products Oprah and Gayle are trying to make me buy on layaway. I am in it. I'm obsessed. I'm on the edge of my seat ready … Continue reading AMERICAS NEXT TOP ACTIVIST

Nine Things MORE PERFECT Than Nine Perfect Strangers

Listen. I love Nicole, lord knows I do, but what in the name of Ben Affleck is Nine Perfect Strangers!? Whooo decided to make this weird ass show in the first place, but more importantly WHOOO decided we needed a resort moment after JUST having watched the perfection (the delight, the magic, the excellence) that … Continue reading Nine Things MORE PERFECT Than Nine Perfect Strangers

R.C Riley: July 24!

R.C. Riley is a queer warrior woman, writer, performer, and storyteller who began writing as a means of healing after a sexual assault. R.C.'s work challenges heteronormative views and seeks to find justice for and liberate those who have felt left out, forgotten, ignored, and unloved by our society. When she's not performing one of … Continue reading R.C Riley: July 24!

Brooke Allen: July 24!

Brooke Allen is a playwright, essayist, cat owner, pizza aficionado and graduate student where she is pursuing a degree in clinical mental health counseling. How does that make you feel?? What has been the most fun/surprising part of the quarantine for you? Best thing about quarantine: work attire, business on top, old flannel Christmas pajamas … Continue reading Brooke Allen: July 24!

Julie Starbird: July 24!

Julie is a middle-aged white woman who lives in Rogers Park. She takes tap dance lessons, and keeps a sourdough starter alive. What has been the most fun/surprising part of the quarantine for you? Most surprising part of quarantine has been that my husband and I legitimately enjoy being trapped in an enclosed space together … Continue reading Julie Starbird: July 24!

Jeremy Owens: July 24!

Jeremy Owens it the creator, producer, and host of You’re Being Ridiculous. He sometimes teaches storytelling and non-fiction writing, but mostly watches Bravo and reads novels in the bathtub. What has been the most fun/surprising part of the quarantine for you? It's a toss up between teaching my husband how to cook during quarantine and … Continue reading Jeremy Owens: July 24!

Archy Jamjun: July 24!

Archy Jamjun is the curator of Outspoken LGBTQ stories at Sidetrack. He has also performed at the National Storytelling Summit, is a two-time winner of The Moth Grand Slam, and the proud guncle of a RuPaul's Drag Race fanatic. What has been the most fun/surprising part of the quarantine for you? Right before quarantine I … Continue reading Archy Jamjun: July 24!