Stories by Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd is an associate editor at AlterNet and a Brooklyn-based freelance writer and editor. Formerly the executive editor of The FADER, her work has appeared in VIBE, SPIN, New York Times and various other magazines and websites. subscribe to Julianne Escobedo Shepherd's feed

Posted on: May 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Looking at our favorite quirks from our favorite quirky director.

Posted on: May 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

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Posted on: May 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The OutKast affiliate and longtime Atlanta figurehead speaks on the eve of his new album, "R.A.P. Music," aka "Rebellious African Peoples' Music."

Posted on: May 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The latest superhero flick foregrounds clean energy and other progressive politics.

Posted on: May 1, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Yesterday, Occupy recaptured the public's attention with rallies, marches, parties, and yes, arrests all over the country.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

"That annoying responsibility stuff comes from three words that are anathema to the Tea Partiers: United American citizenry."

Posted on: Apr 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

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As Supreme Court Debates SB-1070, Brooklyn-based activist punkers discuss new album, "Todos Somos Ilegales," and not boycotting Arizona.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

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Why are rom-coms so regressive?

Posted on: Apr 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Apr 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Why 'Girls' may not be the feminist godsend we're being told it is.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A new joint study conducted by the University of England in Essex and the University of California in Santa Barbara will show how homophobia can be a fearful symptom of same-sex desire.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Apr 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Sometimes filmic seriousness gets so intense it becomes hilarious.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A new documentary shows the tragic effects of bullying on children.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Why do television writers insist on blatantly ripping off our favorite shows, and foisting inferior versions down our throats?

Posted on: Mar 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Here are a few possible ways "Mad Men" might grapple with the world-changing late-1960s.

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