Naveen Kumar

Film

Forget 'Die Hard,' 'Go' Is the Ultimate Anti-Christmas Movie

What's more festive than a late-90s rave caper?
Naveen Kumar
12.26.18
entertainment

I Binged All the ‘Harry Potter’ Movies and Yes, They Are Gay as Hell

"Let’s get these Horcruxes, bitches!"
Naveen Kumar
11.16.18
Film

I Binged All 11 'Halloween' Movies and Now Michael Myers Is My Mr. Big

I couldn't help but wonder, would I ever manage to claw his freaky theme music from my brain?
Naveen Kumar
10.18.18
schools

America's Mass Incarceration Crisis Begins in Its Schools

We spoke with Anna Deavere Smith about Parkland, the school-to-prison pipeline, and her new HBO film, 'Notes from the Field.'
Naveen Kumar
3.1.18
LGBTQ

'Saturday Church' Shines a Light on Growing Up Trans

'Saturday Church' uses the ball scene, magic realism, and bold musical numbers to plot one child's queer self-actualization.
Naveen Kumar
1.12.18
anxiety

It's Getting Harder for People of Color Like Me to Inhabit White Spaces

Given everything going on in the world today, the likelihood that a thoughtless remark uttered by a person of privilege will drive me up the wall is higher than ever. And I'm not alone.
Naveen Kumar
12.12.17
LGBTQ

Where Was ‘Call Me by Your Name’ When I Was 17?

Of all the film's achievements, telling the story of a first queer love that isn't filled with shame or rejection may be its finest—and one I could have used during my own queer adolescence.
Naveen Kumar
11.27.17
LGBTQ

The Sweet Stories of Gay Men Who Donate Sperm to Lesbian Friends

Often, a unique, harmonious sort of relationship ensues, one at the vanguard of our modern idea of "family."
Naveen Kumar
10.18.17
Harvey Weinstein

The Awful Things Harvey Weinstein Allegedly Did at Miramax

Recent reports of the fallen movie mogul's horrifying conduct are worse than ever—and it's nothing new.
Naveen Kumar
10.10.17
LGBTQ

How Queer Men of Color Deal with Being Fetishized

Sexual racism sucks, and it's huge in the queer community. But being chased by someone who only dates your race can suck just as much.
Naveen Kumar
10.2.17
LGBTQ

My Ex Is a Survivor of Abuse—and It Tore Us Apart

"He described our fast-burning romance as a fantasy, but it had all seemed very real to me. It wasn't part of a strategy to overcome a painful history. It was dates on a calendar, a feeling of security, what I thought was only the beginning."
Naveen Kumar
8.17.17