“This time there’s no drunken permission… No hint at a phase or a fling… No fetishization of the male gaze… Just a Black queer artist unapologetically owning it.” Lil Nas X’s “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” is likely the next ground-breaking song for queer representation in music, following in the footsteps of Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl”. But unlike the latter, it completely owns its queerness; Nas makes it clear in the lyrics that he’s not doing it because he’s experimenting, but because he’s queer.
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Kai Cheng’s professor had a brilliant scheme. In his first lecture, he promised that each lecture would feature a “Lie of the Day”. But why? It made his students more attentive and analytical, poring over every detail of his lecture and making sense of why things were true. It was such a powerful teaching method that his students digested his most technical lectures quite easily because they tried so hard to catch his lie. The kicker? There was no lie in that first lecture; he had lied about that too! Read full article here