Arts & Culture :: Television

Feelin' hot: The Lavender Tube on 'Last Call' 'The Idol,' 'Prank Panel' and more

Feelin' hot: The Lavender Tube on 'Last Call' 'The Idol,' 'Prank Panel' and more

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jul 11, 2023

Our TV columnist updates us on 'Climate Crisis: Drought,' GLAAD's media report, 'The Idol,' 'The Prank Panel' and other media news.

'Hi Honey, I'm Homo!' — new book traces the history of queers on sitcoms

'Hi Honey, I'm Homo!' — new book traces the history of queers on sitcoms

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jul 11, 2023

One might not think of "Bewitched" when talking about queer characters on sitcoms, yet that's exactly what Matt Baume does in his new book "Hi Honey, I'm Homo! Sitcoms, Specials and the Queering of American Culture."

Boze Hadleigh's 'Game Show Confidential'

Boze Hadleigh's 'Game Show Confidential'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 11, 2023

In his latest book, "Game Show Confidential: The Story of An American Obsession," prolific author Boze Hadleigh doesn't play around, pulling back the sparkly curtain to dare to reveal truths some would never consider about game shows.

Glam, girls: The Lavender Tube on 'And Just Like That,' 'Glamorous' and more

Glam, girls: The Lavender Tube on 'And Just Like That,' 'Glamorous' and more

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jun 27, 2023

As Pride moves seamlessly into the Independence Day holiday, political storms keep brewing, but we can also take a breath and relax with some queer TV.

Indictin', enlighten: The Lavender Tube on the name games in politics and programs

Indictin', enlighten: The Lavender Tube on the name games in politics and programs

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jun 13, 2023

Happy Pride Indictment Month! Our intrepid TV columnist covers political news, including inanely antigay GOP remarks, plus more uplifting network quotes from singer-actress Janelle Monáe and actor (now author) Elliot Page.

Tuning in to the Tony Awards

Tuning in to the Tony Awards

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 6, 2023

In anticipation of the 76th annual Tony Awards, out theater critic traveled to New York last week to see some of the nominated productions and performances.

June bugs: The Lavender Tube on Pride programs, pickets & comedies

June bugs: The Lavender Tube on Pride programs, pickets & comedies

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • May 30, 2023

It's Pride Month! Happy 'What has the GOP done to take away more of our rights' month! Fortunately, some LGBTQ shows finished shooting before the Writers Guild strike.

Fabulous & fractious: The Lavender Tube on drag queens, death cleans, and CNN's careen

Fabulous & fractious: The Lavender Tube on drag queens, death cleans, and CNN's careen

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • May 16, 2023

With the GOP passing anti-LGBTQ laws every week and taking a stronger stand against queer and trans people existing than against sedition, watching drag feels like a revolutionary act. So watch we shall!

Seeing and being seen: The Lavender Tube on 'Law & Order' and lesbian optics

Seeing and being seen: The Lavender Tube on 'Law & Order' and lesbian optics

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • May 2, 2023

Our intrepid TV columnist compares 'Law & Order' episodes then and now, Lesbian Visibility Week guests at The White House, and politics on the tube.

Couples therapy: The Lavender Tube on Margaret Cho, 'Not Dead Yet,' 'Shark Tank' & more

Couples therapy: The Lavender Tube on Margaret Cho, 'Not Dead Yet,' 'Shark Tank' & more

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Apr 18, 2023

Married couples in sitcoms and competition shows, plus Margaret Cho, Ali Wong and Elliot Page get a nod in our TV columnist's latest roundup.

Fenton Bailey's 'ScreenAge' - World of Wonder producer's pop culture inspirations in new book

Fenton Bailey's 'ScreenAge' - World of Wonder producer's pop culture inspirations in new book

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Apr 18, 2023

Fenton Bailey's 'ScreenAge: How TV Shaped Our Reality From Tammy Faye to RuPaul's Drag Race' consists of three interweaving sections: personal memoir, the role of television in our lives, and the impact of queer pop culture.

Sights and sounds: The Lavender Tube on shootings, shrinks and 'Swarm'

Sights and sounds: The Lavender Tube on shootings, shrinks and 'Swarm'

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Apr 4, 2023

Our TV columnist takes on coverage of the Covenant School mass shooter's identity, 'Swarm,' 'Shrinking,' the 'Ted Lasso' and 'Shadow and Bone' gay characters and more.

The dating games: The Lavender Tube on reality romance, stranded soccer gals, and school spirits

The dating games: The Lavender Tube on reality romance, stranded soccer gals, and school spirits

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Mar 21, 2023

Two new queer takes on reality show romances include "Coming Out for Love" and "Game Changer with Milan Christopher," plus "Yellowjackets" new season and the comic "School Spirits."

Oscar major winners? Academy Awards predictions

Oscar major winners? Academy Awards predictions

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Mar 7, 2023

This year's 95th Academy Awards, intent on avoiding the shocking headlines of last year's slap-happy show, is already awash in controversies. The upswing is the hope of Asian actor and co-director wins for "Everything Everywhere, All at Once."