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An emotional epiphany during a trip to Dollywood transforms artist Ronika McClain’s perspective on the power of divas and her own experiences as a queer femme.

Madeleine Seidel critiques the spectacular but shallow depictions of Florida and its recreation industry in films including “Spring Breakers,” “Magic Mike,” and “The Florida Project.”

Erin Jane Nelson contemplates barrier islands and isolation while playing Animal Crossing in the time of COVID-19.