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


Netflix’s Hint For A Missed Opportunity In ‘Bandersnatch’ Has Viewers Sucked Right Back In ????

WARNING: BANDERSNATCH SPOILERS AHEAD. Bandersnatch, the choose-your-own-adventure film in the Black Mirror franchise, has been taking the world by storm. Viewers have voraciously consumed it, watching over and over to choose different paths in an effort to discover every second of recorded material. Some thought they’d found it all until Netflix tweeted this on Tuesday: think you’ve … Continued


Chris Rock Just Made It Very Clear He Has Zero Interest In Hosting The Oscars Again ????

One of the biggest mysteries of awards season is who is going to host the Oscars. Well, now we know it’s definitely not going to be Chris Rock. The comedian, actor, and two-time Oscars host appeared at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards dinner. While he was presenting an award to Eighth Grade director Bo Burnham, … Continued


‘Star Trek 4’ Has Been ‘Shelved’ After Franchise’s First Female Director Leaves For Enticing New Project

SJ Clarkson, best known for producing and directing Collateral, was set to be the first female director to helm a film in the new Star Trek franchise. However, Deadline reported this past Tuesday: “SJ Clarkson (‘Marvel’s The Defenders’, ‘Jessica Jones’) has been tapped to direct and executive produce HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel pilot from feature writer Jane Goldman and author/GOT co-executive producer George R.R. Martin.” Clarkson’s … Continued


Comedian ‘Bandersnatches’ Herself For An Entire Day, Asking Followers To Decide Her Every Move

Black Mirror‘s first ever choose your own adventure film has just landed on Netflix. Bandersnatch interacts with its viewers by allowing them to choose which path the protagonist walks down. Sound like fun? Well, Australian comedian Bec Hill—who now makes her home in the UK—decided she wanted to apply this method to her own life. … Continued

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Swat Team Negotiator Ends Standoff With Gunman By Singing Popular Christmas Carol

This past Tuesday, a nine hour stand-off in a Pennsylvania suburb between a man holding hostages inside of a house and SWAT team negotiators ended with a little Christmas cheer. 34-year-old Nathaniel Lewis began behaving erratically after his wife told him she wanted a separation. When police arrived on the scene, they found that Lewis … Continued


After Putting It To A Public Vote, Macaulay Culkin Is Legally Changing His Name ????

Macaulay Culkin rose to fame as a child star thanks to movies like Home Alone and Richie Rich. His name is known far and wide, but what isn’t known is his middle name. Apparently, it wasn’t even known to him. Culkin wrote on his website Bunny Ears: “My middle name is something dumb. Larry? Orange? Honestly, I can’t … Continued


Netflix’s “Bird Box” Has Inspired Some Of The Best Memes Of 2018 ????

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD Netflix’s Bird Box starring Sandra Bullock is the movie taking the holiday season by storm. The post-apocalyptic thriller is based on a book of the same name by Josh Malerman. The film follows an adult woman, played by Bullock, and two children as they make it through the wilderness. And they do it … Continued


Billie Lourd Pays Touching Tribute To Mom Carrie Fisher On The Two Year Anniversary Of Her Death ❤️

December 27 marked the two-year anniversary of Carrie Fisher’s death. The actor, writer, and comedian was most well-known for her iconic role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise. Her daughter, actress Billie Lourd, posted an emotional Instagram tribute to her late mother this past Wednesday. In it, Lourd sings one of Carrie Fisher’s favorite songs, … Continued


Original ‘Hamilton’ Cast Members Reunite To Perform At The 2018 Kennedy Center Honors

The 41st annual Kennedy Center Honors aired this past Wednesday and musical theater fans got treated to a little Hamilton reunion. The writer and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, director Thomas Kail, choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler, and music director Alex Lacamoire were all honorees. As part of the celebration, Lacamoire accompanied Lin-Manuel Miranda and Christopher Jackson, who originated the role of … Continued


Newlyweds Miley Cyrus And Liam Hemsworth Share Wedding Video Rocking Out To ‘Uptown Funk’ ????

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, who first started dating in 2010, tied the knot in a secret ceremony at their home in Tennessee. The pair met while filming The Last Song, based on the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name. While Cyrus and Hemsworth kept a tight lid on the nuptials beforehand, they began tweeting … Continued

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Alleged Burglar Convinces Guy Whose House He Broke Into To Give Him A Ride Home ????

A Maine resident received a surprise Christmas visitor. And no, they didn’t come in through the chimney. According to News Center Maine, a man named Derek Tarbox was sitting on the couch wearing the homeowner’s clothes. Additionally, he had used the shower and eaten a meal in the house he had broken into. Tarbox tried to … Continued


It Turns Out Even Macaulay Culkin Didn’t Realize The Gangster Movie From ‘Home Alone’ Wasn’t Real ????

Christmas time means everyone watching their favorite holiday movies. One of the most beloved is the movie that made Macaulay Culkin a star: Home Alone. However, decades after the film’s release, even Culkin himself is learning new facts about it. It all started with this revelation from Seth Rogan. My entire childhood, I thought the old … Continued