Month: August 2015

‘george’ author alex gino tells us why young readers need trans narratives

This interview originally appeared on MTV News. Literature makes us who we are. Too often, non-required reading is classified as just that: non-required. A leisure activity. Not a necessary ingredient in a well-lived life. Nora Ephron once said, “Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after […] Read more…

here’s what the cast of ‘bring it on’ kept from the set

This article was originally published on MTV News as an extension of my oral history of “Bring It On,” celebrating the film’s 15th anniversary. In the 15 years (!!!) since “Bring It On” was released, the film has gained millions of fans and more than earned its hallowed place in the annals of iconic teen […] Read more…

‘bring it on’: the complete oral history

This oral history originally appeared on MTV News, the culmination of months of reporting, interviews and memorization of cheers for fictional high schools. Long before “Pitch Perfect” became a hit franchise and every group of women became our #squadgoals, there were the Toros and the Clovers. Fifteen years ago this month, Universal released “Bring It […] Read more…