Alani is a native Chicagoan with a passion for women’s rights, journalism, and coffee. When she’s not trying to adult her way through college, she’s probably binging on Supergirl or keeping up with, well, you know. Buffy and bubble tea bring her joy and fangirling is her favorite pastime.
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This Is The Fab Five's Secret To Success on 'Queer Eye'

One of the best TV series at the moment just dropped on Netflix and it's already warming the hearts of its viewers. Queer Eye is a reboot of the 2003 show of the same name, which followed five gay men — the Fab Five — as they gave lifestyle makeover…
By Alani Vargas

10 Westminster Dogs That Are Adorable AND Talented

One of the best days to watch adorable dogs is here; it's Westminster Dog Show time! Every year since 1877, New York City hosts this dog show at Madison Square Garden to see which dogs come out on top as the best of the best. Over the course of 3 day…
By Alani Vargas

'13 Reasons Why' Star Kate Walsh Reveals What Season 2 Will Be About

Netflix's 13 Reasons Why was one of the most talked about shows of 2017, and for good reason. The series resonated with a lot of viewers, but also received some intense backlash for its depiction of suicide and Hannah Baker's journey to that breaking…
By Alani Vargas

This New Update On Rachel & Bryan's Wedding Will Have 'Bachelorette' Fans Freaking Out

While some hope to get a "Save The Date" announcement from their siblings or best friends, a ton of America — more accurately, all of Bachelor Nation— is waiting for the announcement of when Rachel Lindsay and fiancé Bryan Abasolo will tie the knot.…
By Alani Vargas

Why Rachel Lindsay Thinks This Contestant On Arie's Season Must Be The Next Bachelorette

This season of The Bachelor certainly has a ton of people buzzing about each episode, and as the finale comes closer and closer, the question of "Who will Arie pick?" becomes even more heated. Fans may be divided over which woman to root for, but Bac…
By Alani Vargas

Why This Teenage Snowboarder Is Going To Be The Star Of The 2018 Winter Olympics

At 17, most of us were probably stressing out over a high school exam or trying not to wreck our parents' cars. But Chloe Kim? At 17, she's out in South Korea, getting ready to compete for Team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Although the snowboarde…
By Alani Vargas

Apolo Anton Ohno's Girlfriend Bianca Stam Is A Model & Actor Making Waves Of Her Own

One of the more fast-paced sports in the Winter Olympics, speed skating, has a star in Apolo Anton Ohno. Even though he's retired from the sport, the athlete still supports Team USA and has been a commentator for NBC the past two Olympics, and will d…
By Alani Vargas

How ’Queer Eye’s New Design Expert Went From Working Retail To Running A Home Decor Empire

Makeover shows can be addicting, whether the transformation is happening in someone's wardrobe or in their living room. However, if those two aspects (and more) are happening in one show, it may just be your next non-guilty pleasure. The reboot of Qu…
By Alani Vargas

The ‘Queer Eye’ Reboot’s Food Expert Has A Personal Connection To The Original

Back in 2003, a revolutionary show made its mark and changed reality TV for the better. The show was Queer Eye For The Straight Guy and it focused around five gay men who were dispatched by Bravo to makeover guys in need of one. Now, over a decade la…
By Alani Vargas

What To Watch On Super Bowl Sunday If Football's Biggest Night Just Isn't Your Thing

The Super Bowl, one of the biggest days in sports television, is about to happen on Sunday, and it's all anyone can talk about. Whether you're stoked for the game or just want to watch the commercials, knowing how to stream the 2018 Super Bowl online…
By Alani Vargas

Phoebe Robinson Listens To A Voicemail From Oprah On Repeat & Let's Be Real, So Would You

There are probably a few women in your life you'd consider "dope queens" — and if you named your mom, sister, or niece among them, you'd share some answers with Phoebe Robinson. The standup comedian is now one half of 2 Dope Queens, an HBO four-part …
By Alani Vargas

I Grew Up With A Single Latina Mom & This TV Show Gets It So Right

Single moms have been characters in a ton of movies and TV shows, but none have really felt like realistic depictions, at least not to me. Most don’t hit on financial struggles, time-management problems, and myriad of other small day-to-day issues th…
By Alani Vargas

This New Thriller Deals With Sexual Assault In A Painfully Real Way

In theaters as of Jan. 26, the new thriller Desolation focuses on the inner workings of the human mind and the worries and anxieties that can slowly and painfully chip away at a person's soul. Most of the film takes place in Hollywood, and so the fac…
By Alani Vargas

The Best Hillary Duff Teen Movies Ranked, From To 'A Cinderella Story' To 'Raise Your Voice'

There are a ton of things you can probably relate to if you grew up during the '90s and 2000s: Lisa Frank, Friends, Disney Channel Original Movies (DCOMs, if you will), and *NSYNC vs. Backstreet Boys, just to name a few. Another one would be the love…
By Alani Vargas

These Tweets About The “Kylie Is Kim’s Surrogate” Theory Will Make You A Diehard Believer

If you've been anywhere near the internet today, you've most likely heard the news that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's third child was just born, via surrogate. And while some may have mixed feelings about the Kardashian clan, it's no denying that m…
By Alani Vargas

This New Movie Shines A Light On Gender Non-Conforming Teens

There are a ton of coming of age films out there, and, for the most part, they have been pretty heteronormative and featured plenty of heterosexual relationships. So, it’s safe to say that there hasn’t been a movie quite like Freak Show yet. The new …
By Alani Vargas