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Transmissions: Revealing, but not what you think

Transmissions: Revealing, but not what you think

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith

In 2008, a woman named Jenna Karvunidis sliced open a cake, revealing pink frosting within the layers.

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By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | October 23, 2019

Halloween is a time of magic and mystery. Traditionally, it once served as the end of the year, where fall — and the abundance of the harvest — gave way to the dark and dim days of winter.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | October 9, 2019

I find myself grappling with an unusual contradiction, one with which I find myself having somewhat unique challenges grasping for an answer that satisfies me.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | September 25, 2019

Every week, in my inbox, I receive dozens of story pitches.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | September 11, 2019

I have always been intrigued by history. I love to look at how things came together over time, and how advances in knowledge, technology, and society — for both good and ill — helped to shape the world we live in today.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | August 28, 2019

It's so damned hard to be transgender right now, and just existing is a radical act. It shouldn't have to be like this.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | July 31, 2019

At long last, North Carolina's House Bill 2 is dead.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | July 17, 2019

Scarlett Johansson has ended up in the news again. The actress and sometimes singer faced heavy criticism after she — a white woman — played an Asian woman in the live-action adaptation of "Ghost in the Shell" in 2015.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | July 2, 2019

As I write this Sunday night, June 30, we're in the last waning hours of Pride Month 2019.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | June 19, 2019

It's Pride season, and I want to remind you that, as everyone grabs a cup of slightly-cool beer and goes out to party in the streets, we are honoring the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | May 8, 2019

Caster Semenya is a South African middle-distance runner. She took home Olympic gold in both 2012 and 2016, and has won the world championships three times.


By Sari Staver | May 1, 2019

Attention: Cannabis shoppers.

By Belo Cipriani | May 1, 2019

Over the past year, there has been a lot of public debate on able-bodied actors playing characters with disabilities.


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