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Boys and Their Toys: Privatizing Space Is the Ultimate Tech Bro Fantasy

This race takes place firmly within capitalism, as a coterie of tech billionaires flex their fantasies for starfaring civilizations.

Like Kat Edison, Many Black Women in Media Can’t Catch a Break

The Bold Type isn’t so bold when it comes to Kat, its Black, queer protagonist. 

Haunted Housewife: The Horror—and the Humor—of Shirley Jackson

As both writer and housewife, she embodied identities that were incompatible according to the norms of her time.

Very Online: Twitter is a Salve for Black People. It’s Also Anti-Black.

What does Twitter’s commitment to Black people actually look like, and what is the impact when Twitter fails Black users?

Steven Canals Wants TV to Go Beyond Striking a Pose

The ballroom is truly about being a safety net and being a family for young LGBTQ kids who were being discarded by their families, government, and churches.

Jada Pinkett-Smith Isn’t the Villain in Her Entanglement. Nobody Is.

Will and Jada’s public relationship has resulted in explosive discourse online.

Bro-ey Ribaldry: Zac Efron’s “Down to Earth” is Merely Colonialist Fantasy

Though fun, “Down to Earth” largely whitewashes sustainability, and misses the mark.

On “Bad Vacation,” Liza Anne Finds Community in Vulnerability

“I feel like everything is just paused and repeated in this expansive yet really calming state of learning to love and to be loved.”

Julie Plec Continues “The Vampire Diaries” Tradition of Black Women Saving White Women

It’s not the first time Julie Plec has put vile demands on the shoulders of Black women.

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