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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 »

Brain Power: Cartoons Diversify the Face of Neurodivergence

Recent animated shows, including The Owl House and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power are beautifully doing this work. Read more »

This Woman’s Work: “Lupita” Gets Inside the Life of an Indigenous Resistance Leader

“This is a woman [who] can tell the story of 500 years of repression of Indigenous peoples.” Read more »

Remembering the Unshakable Jewishness of “The Nanny”

Jewish television characters have historically been outliers. Read more »

Making Waves: In “Luca” and “Wolfwalkers,” Monstrousness Is a Queer Metaphor

While the two films feature protagonists’ attempts to assimilate into human culture, they also ultimately do so under the threat of violence and discrimination. Read more »

Big Time Crush: “Never Have I Ever” Loses Itself In a Teenage Love Triangle

Never Have I Ever is like a teenager: It wants to be popular, relatable to everyone, and alienating to no one. Read more »

Ones You Can Depend On: “Ted Lasso” Offers Up an Ode to the Power of Friendship

Recently, Ted Lasso racked up a historic 20 Emmy nominations, more than any freshman comedy in history. Read more »

Bring the Noise: “We Are Lady Parts” Chooses Joy Over Judgement

No trauma porn, no white saviors. Read more »

Godmothers of Invention: The Enduring Power of the Cinderella Story

There is no tale of Cinderella without her Fairy Godmother. Read more »

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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 »

No Disrespect: Black Women and the Burden of Respectability

Hollywood still filters (and distorts) the lives and histories of minorities through the eyes of the majority. Read more »

What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »

The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

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