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

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Woman’s Story Of Getting Christmasy Revenge On A Rude Customer Is Pure Perfection 🔥

Retail jobs can be hard. We would venture to guess that they are especially hard during the holidays. For whatever reason, between Thanksgiving and Christmas customers lose their minds. It wouldn’t be hard to imagine that employees of your favorite retail stores might be thinking of ways to exact revenge on their worst customers. Alabama … Continued

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Matt Damon Honored His Late Father During His SNL Monologue With An Emotional Tribute ❤️

Matt Damon returned to Saturday Night Live this weekend, marking the last new episode of the year and Damon’s first turn hosting in 16 years. Rather than opening with the usual joke-filled monologue, however, Damon paid a moving tribute to his late father, Kent Damon, who died almost a year ago after a long battle with cancer. Watch … Continued

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Miss Universe’s First Openly Transgender Contestant Looked Flawless As She Walked The Runway

Angela Ponce is the current reigning Miss Spain, which meant that this past Sunday, she competed in the Miss Universe pageant. While she did not win the crown, Ponce broke major ground as the pageant’s first openly transgender contestant. This was made possible thanks to the 2012 reversal of a policy that barred transgender women from … Continued

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This ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Groot Pun Written On A Bathroom Wall Is Out Of This World Adorable 😂

Everyone knows the beloved, adorable character named Groot from Marvel’s Guardian of the Galaxy franchise, right? If you’re not familiar with Groot, check out the hashtag #iamgroot on Twitter. At some point in the series, the little tree creature spoke only three words: I am Groot. Honestly, people have been pretty obsessed with the character. Best … Continued

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Tucker Carlson’s Recent Xenophobic Remarks Have Already Cost Him One Of His Main Advertisers

On Thursday night, conservative commentator and Fox News host Tucker Carlson made remarks that have landed him in hot water. He was doing a segment on immigration and the migrant caravan at the southern border. He stated: “Nice people, no one doubts that, but as an economic matter, this is insane. It’s indefensible, so nobody even … Continued

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Friends And Fans Send Pete Davidson Messages Of Support After Alarming Instagram Post

WARNING: this article includes mentions of self harm and suicide Actor and comedian Pete Davidson has been quite open about both his struggles with mental health and addiction. Both of these things are experienced by people across the world, however there is still a lot of stigma. After his much covered breakup with singer Ariana … Continued

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An 11-Year-Old Girl Just Schooled Tomi Lahren On Funding For The Border Wall—And We Are Living For It

This past Tuesday, President Trump threatened to shut down the government over funding ‘the wall’. Unsurprisingly, despite the controversial nature of his comments, conservative commentators flocked to Fox News to support the President. One of these defenders was Tomi Lahren. Of course. Lahren tweeted on Wednesday… $5 billion spent on a wall will be the BEST … Continued

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There Was A Massive Chocolate Spill In Germany—And 25 Firefighters Had To Clean Up The Sweet, Sweet Mess 😮

Chocolate lovers should all book their flights to Germany — immediately. There was a chocolate spill in Werl, Germany. Yes. A chocolate spill. Who would clean up a chocolate spill you might ask? A massive chocolate spill left a sweet, sweet mess on the streets of Germany, and 25 firefighters were called in to clean … Continued

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Man’s ‘Scientific’ Defense Of Manspreading Continues Heated Debate About The Controversial Practice

If you live in the United States in 2018, chances are you’ve heard the term “manspreading” at least once. It refers to when a man occupies a large amount of space while seated because he insists on spreading his legs wide apart. Men everywhere have defended the practice, offering explanations such as “men need to … Continued

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Trump Had An Epic Meltdown Over Border Wall Funding—And The Memes Are Glorious 😂

President Trump met with incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in the Oval Office this past Tuesday. The meeting started out somewhat cordial but ultimately turned into the equivalent of a reality television show — all in front of the press. There was screaming, signature phrases being tossed around, … Continued

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Jason Momoa Just Reprised His Role Of Khal Drogo On SNL—And It Was Glorious 😂

Jason Momoa appeared on Saturday Night Live this weekend to promote his upcoming film Aquaman. However, he didn’t pass up the opportunity to poke fun at the role that made him mainstream famous. In a sketch entitled “Khal Drogo’s Ghost Dojo,” Momoa once again appeared as Daenerys Targaryen’s doomed Dothraki lover from the hit series Game of Thrones. … Continued

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Adam McKay Credits Christian Bale’s Method Acting With Saving Him From A Heart Attack

Adam McKay is the director of one of this season’s most anticipated films, Vice. The movie is about one of the most well-known and controversial figures in American politics, former Vice President, Secretary of Defense, and Chief of Staff Dick Cheney. McKay cast Christian Bale in the role of the title character. As is usual for … Continued