As a kid growing up in Midwest America, there was always an equal playing field for Chris Mosier. He felt confident anywhere he could score a goal, cross a finish line or make a play. The minute he stepped up to compete, the only distinction between him and any other athlete was ability. “At any point in my life, regardless if I was confused about who I was or if I didn’t know the language of what I felt, the one identifier that never changed was ‘athlete,'” he says. No matter how his hair was cut, what clothes he wore or if people called him “he” or “she” – there was no confusion about his competitive edge. But decades later, when he qualified for the 2016 Team USA roster at the sprint duathlon national championship and became the first out transgender man to make a U.S. National Team, the place where Chris Mosier’s athletic prowess was valued over his personal pronoun – that equal playing field–changed. “Suddenly, the most gratifying area of my life became the most contentious area … [Read more...] about Chris Mosier on Making History as First Trans Member of Team USA
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If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Rolling Stone may receive an affiliate commission. Everyone is trying to get better sleep today and there are no shortage of products that promise to help ease you into deeper slumber, from weighted blankets to fancy sound machines . But more and more people are adding CBD to their sleep checklist as well. Related: From (CBD) Pillows to White Noise Machines, 13 Ways to Get Better Sleep When Travis Barker had trouble falling asleep on tour, after a grueling schedule had him in a different city and different bed each night, the drummer started to look for more “natural ways to wind down.” That’s when he discovered CBD . “I used to have trouble with sleep,” Barker tells Rolling Stone , “and I would take a ton of melatonin, valerian tea, Tylenol PM, or Nyquil,” he admits, “but CBD was like the best kind of result that I got.” The immediate benefits that Barker found with … [Read more...] about RS Recommends: How Do These CBD Products Help With Sleep?
Among the running gags of Disney+’s new Marvel series She-Hulk: Attorney At Law is that its title character — a.k.a. Jennifer Walters, cousin to Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk, who becomes big and green after their blood accidentally intermingles in a car accident — hates her own nickname. “It’s so dumb!” she complains. “I can’t even exist without being a derivative of the Hulk .” The comic-book version of She-Hulk has rarely had to worry about this. Despite the green skin and superstrength, she has occupied a relatively unique space within the Marvel universe. She is a Hulk who retains her own personality even when powered up(*). She is a lawyer whose specialty is cases involving other superheroes. Where most of her peers tend to treat their heroic identities as necessary evils they’d rather do without, she loves being the stronger, more confident, and more glamorous She-Hulk, and resents having to occasionally turn back to normal. And most importantly, she has largely been written as … [Read more...] about ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’: The MCU Takes on the Sitcom
Mariah Carey ’s application to trademark the title “Queen of Christmas” has been criticized by two festive singers. Carey , whose 1994 classic ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ has earned her the unofficial title of “Queen of Christmas” from fans, filed an application to trademark the phrase in March 2021. The application was made public on 12 July, in which she requested to secure exclusive usage of the title along with “QOC,” “Princess of Christmas,” and “Christmas Princess”. Now, festive singers Darlene Love and Elizabeth Chan have criticized Carey, with the latter going to court this week in an attempt to prevent claiming the title, according to Variety . Love sang several songs on 1963’s A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector , including the classic “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” while Chan exclusively releases Christmas music every year and even has an album called Queen of Christmas . Chan’s attorney filed a formal declaration of opposition to … [Read more...] about Mariah Carey’s ‘Queen of Christmas’ Trademark Bid Criticized by Singers
Paramount + will livestream the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert, honoring the late Foo Fighters drummer . Directed by Joel Gallen and produced by Emer Patten for EP-PIC Films & Creative, the concert will be captured live September 3 at Wembley Stadium in London. The full show will be available to stream live and on demand across Paramount’s streaming and digital platforms. Paramount also announced Wednesday several additional performers and guests who will appear during the event including Travis Barker, Nandi Bushell, Martin Chambers, Chris Chaney, Chevy Metal, Stewart Copeland, Josh Freese, Liam Gallagher, James Gang, Violet Grohl, Omar Hakim, Justin Hawkins, Shane Hawkins, Joshua Homme, Chrissie Hynde, Alain Johannes, Brian Johnson, John Paul Jones, Kesha, Greg Kurstin, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson, Brian May & Roger Taylor, Krist Novoselic, Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Luke Spiller, Supergrass, Rufus Taylor, Lars Ulrich, Wolfgang Van Halen with a special appearance by … [Read more...] about Paramount+ To Livestream Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert, Adds Travis Barker & Shane Hawkins
The USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative , known for its oft-critical reports on Hollywood’s hiring practices and portrayals of underrepresented groups, is launching a “new focus” that will measure the film and TV industry’s depictions of a wide range of political issues, including abortion, gun violence, voting, marriage equality and interracial relationships. The new approach comes in response to the Supreme Court’s overturning Roe v. Wade and concerns that other long-held rights also might be in danger. “With the curtailing of reproductive rights, it is not only necessary to find legal solutions to protect marginalized communities, but it is essential to educate and inform audiences about these topics,” said Dr. Stacy L. Smith, founder of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. “Entertainment has a unique ability to reach viewers and provide that education. Our goal is to illuminate how many opportunities there are to use storytelling as a tool to expand the conversation and … [Read more...] about USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative Launches Study Of Hollywood’s Depiction Of Abortion, Gun Violence & Marriage Equality
EXCLUSIVE: Patricia Arquette is set to make her feature directorial debut with Rh Negative Entertainment and Catch & Release Films’ adaptation of Gonzo Girl , starring Camila Morrone , Willem Dafoe and Arquette. The film is based on the acclaimed same-name novel by Cheryl Della Pietra and will be adapted by Rebecca Thomas and Jessica Caldwell. Tom Heller is producing through Rh Negative Entertainment as is Frank Hall Green through Catch & Release Films, Cameron O’Reilly through Bayard Productions and Arquette. Heller and Green have been the driving force on pushing this through with production is set to begin this week in Utah. The novel is set in 1992, and follows an aspiring writer Alley Russo (Morrone) has an exciting new job, as the assistant to legendary “gonzo journalist” Walker Reade (Dafoe), living in his compound / party house in Aspen. Under orders to help the famously chaotic Walker settle down to work on his long-promised latest blur of fact … [Read more...] about Camila Morrone and Willem Dafoe To Star In Adaptation of ‘Gonzo Girl’ Directed By Patricia Arquette
If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Rolling Stone may receive an affiliate commission. Microsoft’s new Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X consoles are rarely ever in stock, let alone on sale. The same goes for PlayStation 5 consoles , which are almost always sold out unless you know where to look. Lucky for you, the entry-level Xbox Series S bundle is currently down to its lowest price this season at just $249, a $50 discount from its original selling price of $299.99. This Xbox deal is on Adorama and gets you the Xbox Series S console with Fortnite and Rocket League games . If you’ve been on the lookout for a new console, this is your chance to buy an Xbox Series S on sale. Note: This deal is live only for today so act fast! Microsoft Buy: Xbox Series S Bundle at $249.99 The Xbox Series S is the disc-less, entry-level console released by Microsoft in 2020, along with the Xbox Series X. … [Read more...] about RS Recommends: This Xbox Series S Bundle Is Marked Down to Its Lowest Price This Season
If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Rolling Stone may receive an affiliate commission. Prepare yourself for a multiverse of Spider-Men with the latest web-slinging entry into the MCU — Spider-Man: No Way Home. The new Spider-Man movie will finally be available to stream online July 15 on Starz , so if you want to know more, read ahead. Buy: Stream Spider-Man: No Way Home at Starz Spider-Man: No Way Home is the third Spider-Man movie in the latest reboot, and the direct sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019). The film has Tom Holland reprising his role as Peter Parker (a.k.a. Spider-Man), a high school superhero who has to deal with the consequences of the events of Far From Home , after being framed for the murder of Mysterio ( Jake Gyllenhaal ). The film also features several cameos and appearances from villains of the previous Spider-Man … [Read more...] about ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Is Streaming Online — Here’s Where You Can Watch It
Opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of Rolling Stone editors or publishers. Over 500 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute according to findings from 2019. Over 60,000 songs are uploaded to Spotify every single day. It seems that anyone can be a content creator, music artist or video director. The media creation formula has been completely democratized. This shift has started an explosion of new, innovative content. With all this content, there is now a burden on consumers — “analysis paralysis” is real. So much so, that platforms like TikTok have also boomed in popularity, where the end-user receives an algorithmically generated feed that automatically adjusts to their interactions. Users are spoon-fed content, and all they have to do is scroll and watch. We have all been there: hypnotically scrolling for hours on end, captivated by new media and comments. The “mindless doom scroll” solves this issue of overwhelming … [Read more...] about If Content Is King, Then What Are Content Creators?