Kayla Laguerre-Lewis

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The last three semesters as The Good Five Cent Cigar’s entertainment editor––and the two years before this time as a reporter––have provided me with some tremendous opportunities to meet some pretty great people, cover some pretty great events and, in my opinion, write some pretty great stories. So perhaps it’s...
Spotify Wrapped came out at the beginning of the month to ring in the start of the year’s end.  PHOTO CREDIT: creativebloq.com Spotify Wrapped was released on Dec. 1 to the excitement of many devoted Spotify users like myself who wait all year to find out just how they listened.  Launched...
‘The Sex Live of College Girls’ fills gap in subgenre New HBO Max show from the mind of Mindy Kaling focuses on female freshmen roommates and their adjustment to college life. PHOTO CREDIT: ign.com When I started HBO Max’s “The Sex Lives of College Girls,” I was cautiously excited. As a...
The recent death of the master of musical theatre Stephen Sondheim touched musical theatre lovers. PHOTO CREDIT: nytimes.com Dear Mr. Sondheim, how do I even begin? When I heard of his passing on Nov. 26, I was shocked. The death of a 91-year-old man typically wouldn’t be so shocking, but this...
“It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” gets Gamm Theatre audience members into the Christmas spirit. PHOTO CREDIT: gammtheatre.org The stage of The Gamm Theatre in Warwick has been transformed into the fictional WGAM radio station studio for performances of “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.” The production...
When a transgender student found herself misgendered by a preacher on her way to class, she tearfully called Annie Russell, director of the University of Rhode Island Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC). When she returned to the Quad after her 50-minute lecture, it had been covered in trans flags...
URI Theatre addressed the different ways abuse can present itself with "Exit, Pursued by a Bear.”  PHOTO CREDIT: Greg Clark What do you get when you put together Jimmy Carter quotes, karaoke, Susan Boyle, bottles of honey, numerous fourth wall breaks and an entirely student-run production? Apparently, lots of laughter. “Exit,...
Supergirl queerbait: “Supergirl” ended after six seasons and a series of mistakes made in relation to their treatment of LGBTQIA+ fans. PHOTO Credit: denofgeek.com “Of all the friends I have ever had, you have pushed me the most, challenged me the most. You’ve made me a better person. Thank you,”...
Disney’s 1995 animated film “Pochahontas” is a problematic depiction of Native American culture and history. PHOTO CREDIT: disney.com This Native American Heritage Month, I decided to revisit my unfortunate first introduction to Native American heritage and culture––Disney’s 1995 animated film, “Pocahontas.”I don’t think I’m alone in saying that, as someone...
Photo credit: Entertainment Weekly "I'm simply saying, can't you just wait a while and leave it alone?” Rita Moreno asked on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” when talking about the lack of Afro-Latino representation in the newly-released “In The Heights” film adaptation. No Moreno, we can’t. Now a household name, thanks...
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