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The Ends Justify the Screens: Why Onscreen AAPI Representation Simply Isn’t Enough

Within a few weeks of each other, scandals regarding racist production practices on both Kim’s Convenience and Shadow and Bone made headlines.

All the Ladies in the House: “Impeachment: American Crime Story” Has a Woman Problem

A paper-thin portrait of political women leans into the prurient, and assumes the worst. Read more »

“The White Lotus” Shines Its Tiki Torch on Settler Colonialism

The White Lotus looks to critique masculinity and its many toxicities. Read more »

Summoning Yourself: The Role of Conjure in “Candyman”

Sometimes desire is layered with disbelief, but the summoner gets what they asked for regardless. Read more »

Demon Seed: “False Positive” Treats Wombs as Receptacles for Terror

In each of these films, it’s the male ego that guides the doctors and fathers. Read more »

False Hope: Can Anyone Stop Religious Conversion Camps?

Pray Away cracks open the duality of “belonging.” Read more »

Land Mine: Did “Rutherford Falls” Need to Center a White Guy?

The story draws on a narrative that has gained traction in the reckoning around race and history. Read more »

Queer Fear: The “Fear Street” Trilogy Refuses to Bury Its Gays

Fear Street refuses to prioritize straight, white leads like the slasher films of the past. Read more »

Better Than Sex Ed: Pop Culture Is Teaching Teens About Sex

When sex education isn’t what kids need, they look to pop culture for the answers. Read more »

The Conditional Feminism of “My Unorthodox Life”

Growing as a feminist doesn’t mean shrinking as a Jew. Read more »

Color Struck: Hollywood Can’t Scrub Its Colorism Problem

In the Heights is anxiously concerned about the white gaze. Read more »

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Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  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 »

"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. Read more »

The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. Read more »