Akeem Favor

Freelancer Journalist and Writer

Location icon United States of America

Recent MA graduate with international writing and editing experience. Journalistic focus is on gaming and geek culture, race, and LGBT affairs.

Available for freelancing assignments and job opportunities.

Portfolio

Featured Articles

EDGE Media Network
A Midsummer Night's Dream

According to the founding director of Synetic Theater, Paata Tsikurishvili, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is a staple of the theater's summer program and it's easy to see why. While the play is devoid of the dialogue for which Shakespeare's works are known, the production translates words into movement, music, and action with splendid brilliance.

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Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical

"Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical" tells the fabulous tale of the Fabulous Sylvester, the Disco Queen and musical legend of the '70s. Sylvester was known for his music, his voice, and for performing in female attire based on the musical divas that were his source of strength and inspiration.

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Service Members Demand Benefits for Same-Sex Partners

House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) has introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that, if passed, will extend more than 70 military benefits to same-sex spouses of veterans and active military service members.

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Kid Victory

"Kid Victory," the world premiere musical production by John Kander and Greg Pierce, is a haunting and thought-provoking play that will stay with you long after the cast gives their final bows.

Multimedia and Graphic Design Highlights

Newcastle University MA Program
PC Gamer Redesign

Redesign of PC Gamer magazine made as part of Newcastle University's MA journalism program.

United Kingdom Publications

The Courier Online
An Interview with Victoria Bewick

This week we sent Akeem Favor to interview Newcastle's very own Victoria Bewick, 'food fanatic' star of Lee Hall's Cooking with Elvis, performed at the Live Theatre last week.

Pop-Up News UK
Playwright Paddy Campbell Explores Homelessness and Poverty in "Wet House"

In early October of this year, Live Theatre debuted "Wet House," a play exploring the inner workings of a wet house and its inhabitants. The play, written by Paddy Campbell, has been hailed by media outlets for portraying characters mired in poverty and homelessness beyond stereotypical characteristics.

Pop-Up News UK
Investigating Women In Journalism Podcast

Pop-Up News UK reporter Akeem Favor investigates the current landscape for women journalists including online harassment, media sexism, and how the role of women in media has changed.

Edge Media Network

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2015 Capital Pride Festival : June, 14, 2015

A large crowd came out to show their pride at the 40th Capital Pride Festival, with community groups, food vendors, local businesses and performances featuring '80s and '90s flashbacks with En Vogue, Wilson Phillips, Tiz and Carly Rae Jepsen.

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In D.C., Men of Color Less Risky, But Still Have Higher Rates of HIV

Even before hosting the XIX International AIDS Conference a few months ago, HIV/AIDS has been a major focus in Washington, D.C. During the conference, a continuous point of discussion was the disproportionate burden that African-Americans faced regarding HIV/AIDS.

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The Changing Face of the GOP and Log Cabin Republicans

As the Supreme Court considers the future of the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, LGBT issues have become a major focus in politics. As the political landscape shifts, Republicans have increasingly become more involved in LGBT issues, both for and against.

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Pornography, Race and Effeminacy at Lavender Languages

Last weekend, American University hosted the 20th Annual Lavender Languages & Linguistics Conference, which examines the diverse spectrum of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer lifestyle through a broad academic lens.

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Nearly 30 Years Later, Whitman-Walker Reconvenes HIV Forum at Lisner

"The AIDS response in this area was born that night in this room," said Councilmember and former President of Whitman Walker Health Jim Graham as he recounted the events of the Washington D.C. area's first AIDS forum, held April 4, 1983. "That night an energy was unleashed that I am proud to say continues to this very hour."

Reviews & Previews

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Spamalot

"Monty Python's Spamalot" is exactly what one would expect from a musical "lovingly ripped off from" the film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."

The Courier Online
Preview: Cooking With Elvis

Akeem Favor previews the much awaited Cooking with Elvis, a play by acclaimed playwright Lee Hall set to reach the Live Theatre this coming Thursday.

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The Crucible

Keegan Theatre is the perfect venue for "The Crucible", a play in which one man's infidelity causes a spurned young woman to manipulate the religious fervor of her community for personal gain by accusing residents of the town of witchcraft.

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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

When performing a musical named "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," there are certain expectations that need to be met. Signature Theatre's production of "Whorehouse" surpasses these expectations and delivers a sexy fun performance starring a talented cast.

The Courier Online
Preview: Dark Woods, Deep Snow

Akeem Favor looks forward to the start of the Christmas season at Northern Stage with 'Dark Woods, Deep Snow: A Grimm Tale for Christmas' on 2 December.

The Courier Online
Review: Jesterval: Carey Marx

Akeem Favor reviews the comic genius of talented comedian Carey Marx, performing at the Baltic Square last week.

The Courier Online
Review: Jesterval: Barry Castagnola

Following comedian Barry Castagnola's performance at the Baltic Square last week, Akeem Favor laments the less than funny side of contemporary comedy...

EDGE Media Network
Henry V

In "Henry V" Folger Theatre takes the audience on a trip through history to tell the tale of King Henry V of England and his battle to claim the French throne. As the lights dim, the story of King Henry V quickly unfolds.

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Metamorphoses

"Metamorphoses" is an impressive and intricately wrought play that effortlessly weaves ancient myth with modern culture.

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Potted Potter

In "Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience" performer/writer duo Jeff Turner and Daniel Clarkson introduce the audience to the world of Harry Potter in a hilarious interactive experience that had members of the audience choking on their own laughter.

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The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs

"The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" by Mike Daisey is a controversial monologue that examines the legacy of Steve Jobs, investigates our culture of technological obsession, and ultimately, charges us, both consumers and producers, with responsibility for the effects that our demand for these hi-tech toys have.

GameSkinny

GameSkinny
AOL May Shut Down Joystiq

According to tech news website Re/code , AOL is likely to shut down its gaming news site Joystiq as part of a larger content overhaul.

PinkNews

PinkNews
10/06/2014
14 year old victim of anti-gay beating charged with assault

Virginia high school student Eric Martin is facing two assault charges following an attack last month that left him hospitalised for nine days with a concussion and other injuries. The attack, which took place at Henrico County's Highland Springs High School, was carried out by four of Martin's classmates.

PinkNews
10/03/2014
Nickelodeon addresses the lives of gay youth

An upcoming edition of Nickelodeon's kids' news program, Nick News with Linda Ellerbee, will explore the lives of gay children. The half-hour special, entitled Coming Out, will tell the personal stories, challenges, and triumphs of openly-gay kids and teenagers.

DebateOut (Defunct Publication)

DEBATEOUT
Are You Woman Enough for Bitch Planet?

The first thing you see when looking at the cover of Image Comics' latest production is a single question: Are you WOMAN enough to survive...Bitch Planet?

DEBATEOUT
Should First Amendment Rights Stay Off the Field?

Five St. Louis Rams players are facing criticism for walking onto the field yesterday in the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" pose that has come to symbolize the worldwide protests taking place following the death of Michael Brown at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson.

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