Academy Awards, promotional image for "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" season 3, Neil Diamond, the logo for trivia game HQ, Ursula Le Guin

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Pop Culture: Groundbreaking Oscars Noms, Queer Acceptance In Music And TV

January 26, 2018

The Oscar nominees are in: Will this year’s Academy Awards be another Oscars So White night? Diversity in Hollywood seems to be expanding, but apparently, it doesn’t apply to Latinx people. How are Hispanics and Latinxs fighting back for representation? Plus, Nancy Pelosi on "RuPaul's Drag Race," the return of "Queer Eye," Jay-Z receives a GLAAD media award and more! 


  • Michael Jeffries, associate professor of American studies at Wellesley College. Follow Michael on Twitter.
  • Rachel Rubin, professor of American studies at University of Massachusetts Boston.

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