At The Box Office | June 2017

By Hans Pedersen, June 2017 Issue.

Staying Vertical

Available on DVD May 30 | 98 minutes | Unrated | Comedy, Drama

Openly gay, award-winning French director Alain Guiraudie (Stranger By the Lake) directs this explicit, dream-like comedy about a bisexual filmmaker named Léo, who’s seduced by Marie, a free spirit living in southern France. When Marie winds up pregnant, Léo continues having sex with other guys, including two roommates. But after Marie gives birth, she abandons both the infant and Léo, who must face the challenges of single parenthood. Nominated for the Palme d’Or (the highest prize) at the Cannes Film Festival, the Guiraudie’s latest work is both sexually charged and quirky as it grapples with such topics as sheep herding and, even stranger, sex during euthanasia.

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National Margarita Day

A lot of us have really picked up an interest in tequila and it's no wonder. Its popularity is soaring in the U.S. and doesn't look like it'll be slowing down any time soon. The only contender would probably be whiskey. Meh, but they have their own day. Now, it's National Margarita Day and we put together some of the best margarita recipes around so you can pick one or maybe even all of them to try.

We have a few surprises in there too. Maybe it's not all about tequila but it certainly has a theme going on. Take a look at some of these great tequila brands and start making some amazing margaritas today!

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Gender-Inclusive Universities and Student Privacy

For many students, attending university is a profound, often life-changing, transition. It is often the student’s first time living on their own without parental supervision. This lifestyle is also accompanied by a period of self-discovery, of defining and redefining a sense of personal identity largely independent of the influence of family and friends from home.

For students who are members of the LGBTQ+ community, this rite of passage can also be a deeply empowering one. Indeed, attending university may be the student’s first real opportunity to explore their gender identity in a safe, comfortable, and accepting college.

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José Cuervo's Reserva de la Familia agave fields

Disclaimer: My trip was provided courtesy of a press trip but all opinions about the trip and events are my own. Please note there are affiliate links and at no additional cost to you, I may earn a commission if you make a purchase.

I had the opportunity to visit Mexico for an event José Cuervo was putting on, the unveiling of their premium tequila brand, Reserva de la Familia. The trip was all about tequila, how to drink it properly, how to pair it with food, and of course, visiting various points of interest in Guadalajara while tasting tequila along the way.

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