Call for Contributors

Call for Contributors

Loco Mag is seeking talented writers, photographers, videographers, designers, and interviewers to contribute to our 13th issue! Our theme is celebrating Thirteen (creative, we know), so use Thirteen as an inspiration, and and interpret it however you like!

Remix Revolution

Remix Revolution

The truth of the matter is that remixes are not original works of art. The good news is that this doesn’t make them any less valuable.

Hair Politics: The Natural Hair Movement

Hair Politics: The Natural Hair Movement

I was twelve the first time I relaxed the thick, dark mess on my head that I had called hair for as long as I could remember. It had been a school night. My mom’s partner called me into the brightly lit bathroom. She had me sit down on the edge of the bathtub as she made her preparations. I watched her mix together various liquids and creams in a plastic container, using a popsicle […]

Nakedly Biased: The TV Nudity Gender Gap

Nakedly Biased: The TV Nudity Gender Gap

There’s nothing like sitting down to watch a show with your family or friends and have a character suddenly begin to walk around naked. Of course, some scenes call for that. These aren’t the Puritans walking all over HBO.

Nude Dudes

Nude Dudes

Old dudes love being naked; that’s something that anyone can surmise from just one visit to a gym, health club, or pool locker room. But in those locker rooms lies an existential question: why—why do old dudes love being naked?

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

When the Loco staff began, we had three members (plus one amazingly dedicated supervisor). Our driving force to create this magazine was to begin a creative outlet where our peers could produce quality work and express our opinions in an open environment that was dedicated to expressing our opinions on pop culture, media, and current events. Every major media outlet on the campus that our magazine originated on was spear-headed by the university, censoring the […]

Other News

by / on May 6, 2014 at 8:00 am / in Lifestyle

The Duke University Pornstar’s Success

I first read about the Duke University porn star about two months ago via XOJane, when Belle Knox wrote, “My experience in porn has been nothing but supportive, exciting, thrilling and empowering.”  And she wasn’t kidding.  This girl has a lot going for her now, whether you want to accept it or not. Belle is a college student who is paying for school by working in the porn industry. And there has been controversy over her decision […]

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by / on May 6, 2014 at 8:00 am / in Entertainment, Television

Truth, Lies, and The Americans Way: A Television Dilemma

How much truth do you really need to tell the ones you love? That is the million dollar question faced by characters on TV across networks, as the surge in morally ambiguous anti-heroes has corresponded with a new norm of morally ambiguous show worlds for them to interact in.

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by / on May 6, 2014 at 8:00 am / in Lifestyle

No Makeup Monday

I struggled to get myself out of bed the morning I promised myself I go without makeup to write this article. It is already difficult enough to come to grips with my face as I apply makeup. I crowned the day as No Makeup Monday and left my house bare-faced and miserable.

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by / on May 6, 2014 at 8:00 am / in Local, Travel

The Dirt on Laundry, and Why I Have No Excuses

I’m always annoyed by doing laundry. This article showed me why I have nothing to complain about and the really cool places that make laundry anything but a chore.

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by / on May 6, 2014 at 8:00 am / in Lifestyle, Photo/Video

Naked With Your Clothes On Photo Essay

Identity. Who are you? What do you define yourself as? We search and strip ourselves down to find the answers to these major questions. Once we have figured who we are, soul bared and naked, we have to figure out an appropriate way to express this out loud. While this can be done in several different ways my favorite examples are fashion mavens— girls and guys who dress not just for necessity, but for art, for style, and for luxury.

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by / on May 6, 2014 at 8:00 am / in Lifestyle

Urban Decay-ing Feminism

Spend your money, look flawless, land the dream job, and you still lose. Damn, it’s hard out here for a feminist.

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by / on May 6, 2014 at 8:00 am / in Entertainment, Music

In Defense of M83

I’ll never doubt Midnight City again.

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by / on May 6, 2014 at 8:00 am / in Entertainment, Film, Other, Television

The Song of Purple Summer

By sitting in an audience we become submerged into the consciousness of the show. We go into the hearts of these characters that are placed before us. We might not always agree with them, but we also might get the chance to see our lives played out on stage. But, with every word they speak, a dialogue is being created for people.

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by / on May 6, 2014 at 8:00 am / in Global, Travel

It’s Not Always Sunny In Paradise

Not all traveling excursions meet our expectations. Sometimes when you’ve been dreaming of what a place will look like and how it will make you feel when you’re there, you can set yourself up to be let down. There are also times when a destination that is famed to be beautiful and life changing just doesn’t vibe with you. Below are a string of traveling disasters, and the tales of travelers who visited locations that […]

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by / on May 6, 2014 at 8:00 am / in Features

Seeing Past the Surface

Is it a feeling or an expectation? Take me back to 1950 and you would find me up against a wall or in the back of a cop car because I am a white woman who loves a black man. They’d say I am in love with neither an expected nor accepted color. Why are we limited to other people’s expectations when it comes to whom we choose to love? If it makes a person uncomfortable, it’s taboo. If it causes uprisings, it’s illegal. We live in a world that is all about change, making progress, and new innovations. So why is it so hard for people to accept when an interracial couple walks into the room?

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