About Dana Levinson

Dana Aliya Levinson is an actress, writer, and trans activist. She graduated with honors from the New School where she wrote extensively about political and ethnic identity in the middle-east. She was a 2014-2015 Dramatists Guild Fellow, and has written about politics and trans issues for The Huffington Post, Women's Health, Nylon, and The Notice Blog.

Articles by Dana Levinson


Julia Louis-Dreyfus Doesn’t Hold Back Sharing Her Opinion On Donald Trump In New Interview

The star of HBO’s Veep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is not holding back when it comes to talking about the current occupant of the Oval Office, President Donald Trump. On the hit HBO series, Dreyfus plays President Selina Meyer, who probably shares some commonality with Trump. She is potty-mouthed, indignant and narcissistic. All of this leads to hilarious scenarios … Continued


Glenn Close’s Dog Was The Real Star Of The Independent Spirit Awards, And We All Know It

Oscar season is well underway with the awards airing Sunday, February 24 at 8:00 PM ET. It seems like Glenn Close has edged out Lady Gaga and Olivia Coleman to become the clear front-runner in the best actress category. But someone edged out Glenn Close at Saturday night’s Independent Spirit Awards. Yes, that would be … Continued

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Protestors Demand Brooklyn Prisoners Be Treated Like ‘Human Beings’ After Jail Is Left With Virtually No Heat

Freezing temperatures gripped a large swath of the United States this past week. For those who could, staying indoors seemed to be the only solution. However, for the people incarcerated at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, a power outage meant that even indoors, it was impossible to stay warm. While the power has been … Continued


February 3, 2019 Had An Extra Special Significance For ‘Monsters Inc’ Superfans

Disney Pixar fans rejoice! Monsters Inc has officially come of age! For those living under rocks (or who don’t watch children’s movies that totally aren’t just for children) the beloved 2001 film centered on a monster energy factory which was powered by scaring children. The monster world the factory powers believes that children are toxic. … Continued


Leslie Jones Just Went Off On The New ‘Ghostbusters’ Sequel For Being ‘Something Trump Would Do’ ????

Last Tuesday, EW announced that Jason Reitman would direct a new Ghostbusters film. Jason Reitman is the son of Ivan Reitman, who directed the original film. However, many wondered what this meant for the all-female reboot of the franchise that was made only two years ago. Soon it was confirmed that this new film would abandon the … Continued

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An LGBT Nonprofit Sent Karen Pence’s Homophobic New School An Important But Savage Gift ????

Karen Pence, the second lady of the United States, has recently taken a job as an art teacher at a virulently anti-LGBTQ school in Virginia. She had previously held this position but took a sabbatical after her husband was elected Vice President. As a congratulations gift, an LGBTQ nonprofit sent her 100 copies of John Oliver’s … Continued


Ryan Reynolds’ Birthday Wish To ‘Ex Girlfriend’ Betty White Was Very Ryan Reynolds

Betty White is now 97 years old, and Ryan Reynolds is helping her celebrate in style. On Thursday, he posted this tribute to his The Proposal co-star. View this post on Instagram I don’t usually post about ex-girlfriends. But Betty’s special. Happy Birthday to the one and only, @bettymwhite ???? A post shared by Ryan Reynolds … Continued

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Tucker Carlson’s Graphics Just Handed Him The Most Ironic Self-Own Of 2019 Thus Far ????

An age-old conservative tactic is accusing marginalized people of being the ones who are victimizing the accusers. On Wednesday night, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson deployed this rhetorical fallacy. However, it may have backfired thanks to an unfortunately placed graphic. Carlson decided to go through a “checklist” on what defines racism. pic.twitter.com/HDxWbzcCh0 — John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) … Continued


James Comey Tweets Historic Quote After Being The Target Of Trump’s Latest Twitter Rant ????

Since being unceremoniously fired by President Trump, former FBI director James Comey has been no stranger to challenging the President on his home turf… Twitter. It all started when The New York Times reported that the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation into the President himself after he fired Comey. In response, President Trump tweeted on Saturday… … Continued


Kate Beckinsale Perfectly Shuts Down Troll Who Doesn’t Want Her To Date Pete Davidson ????

Kate Beckinsale is known best perhaps for her role as a kickass vampire in the Underworld franchise of films. Beckinsale appeared as the vampire Selene first in the 2003 film titled simply Underworld. She followed that up with films in 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2016 with the last installment (for now) Underworld: Blood Wars. … Continued


Woman Gets A Little Too Into Her First VR Experience—And It Does Not End Well For Her ????????

Virtual reality is a burgeoning trend in the world of gaming. Giving players a totally immersive experience has proved endlessly exciting for users and creators alike. Sometimes, however, virtual reality can get a little too real. That is exactly what happened when a woman dropped a grenade in a virtual reality landscape. We’ll let you see … Continued

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Arkansas Sheriff’s Deputy Fired After Being Caught On Video Shooting Chihuahua In The Face

WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS GRAPHIC VIDEO. Deputy Keenan Wallace, a Faulkner County Arkansas police officer, was fired on Tuesday after a video surfaced of him shooting a chihuahua named Reeses in the face. The graphic video quickly went viral. The dog’s caretaker, Doug Canady, can be heard saying: “I just recorded you shooting that dog … Continued