The Love Below: 15 Black Romance Movies You Can Watch This Month

What the Obamas have built in real life is available to other Black people through cinema.

The Authenticity Factor: “The Chi” Shows That Violence Isn’t Chicago’s Only Story

The Chi shows the dimensions of Chicago’s South Side and its people. Read more »

Bait and Switch: The 7 Best Episodes of “Catfish”

What a mess. I couldn’t stop watching if I tried. Read more »

Already Whole: How Hollywood’s Biggest Hits Shut Out Disability

Disability discrimination is deeply ingrained in the fabric of our society and almost universally enforced by the stories we tell in the media we gleefully consume. Read more »

Scully, the Victim: The Legacy of Gendered Violence on The X-Files

Has The X-Files finally gone too far with its incisive, sometimes morbid preoccupation with the intimate harms inflicted on women? Read more »

Backtalk: #MeToo Backlash & Larry Nassar Sentencing

Dahlia and Amy dig into the latest “feminist” backlash against the #MeToo movement. Read more »

Revenge of the Nerd: “Dawson’s Creek” and the Nice Guy Trope

Dawson is an early prototype of the Woke Misogynist. Read more »

We All Need a Squeeze: “Dr. Pimple Popper” Shows the True Meaning of Body Positivity

A simplistic view of body positive journeys denies access to the ongoing journey to merge the personal and political. Read more »

How TV Finally Got Realistic About Abortions

Getting abortion right matters more than ever. Read more »

Sick Women: How Women Took Control of Chronic Illness Narratives

After decades of erasure, the tide is turning. Read more »

5 Episodes of "Black Mirror" to Kickstart Your Obsession

These are the best five episodes to get you started on the show that’s shaping up to be the new Twilight Zone. Read more »

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Before You Watch "Orange is the New Black," Here Are 5 Facts To Know about Pregnancy in Prison

Season three of Orange is the New Black is (almost) here! While creator Jenji Kohan and the whole cast have been pretty tight-... Read more »

One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you’re a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole... Read more »

Saying Goodbye to Maria and the End of a Sesame Street Era

Growing up, Sesame Street's Maria was one of the best Latina role models I had. Read more »

Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion... Read more »