Colonial Dreams: “Westworld” Fetishizes Violent Bygone Eras

Instead of being an authentic exploration and critique of white supremacy, Westworld only enforces it. Read more »

Excavating Trauma and the Healing Power of Haunted-Home Films

Trauma-of-the-home films have the power to demonstrate human resilience in the face of terrible things. Read more »

Home Sweet Haunt: Grief and Trauma Are the Lurking Horrors in "The Haunting of Hill House"

You can’t control trauma, and you can’t always protect yourself from scares. Read more »

Turning 20: “Practical Magic” Travels Through the Realm of Outsiders

“Practical Magic” withstands the test of time and reinvigorates interest in witchy feminist spirituality. Read more »

Eclipsing Fame: “A Star is Born” Treats Pop Music as a Telltale Sign of Selling Out

What Jackson comes to describe as Ally’s artistic insincerity is very nakedly the nascent bloom of his own jealousy. Read more »

A Woman’s Weapon: Pop Culture Takes On the Poison Trope

Poison is the symptom of a decidedly feminine evil. Read more »

Time Bombs: “Her Smell” and “Vox Lux” Let Viewers Fill in the Blanks

The use of time jumps might advance a narrative—but it’s also a way to bypass organic character development. Read more »

Imperial Fantasies: On the Costs of Misrepresentation

To lack representation is to lack the autonomy of selection and to some extent self-definition. Read more »

BitchWatch: 14 Bitch-Approved TV Shows You Should Watch This Fall

This fall’s TV shows truly have something for everyone. Read more »

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The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... Read more »

The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. 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 »

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 »