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We Can’t Help But Wonder: Why Is “Sex and the City” Being Rebooted?

Our standards are evolving, and Sex and the City no longer meets them. Read more »

Poisoned Rose: Why the “Cruel Optimism” of “The Bachelorette” Still Draws Us In

In a time that’s more mediated than ever before, love is a contrived TV show for us all. Read more »

Royal Representation: On the Strange Racial Politics of “Bridgerton”

In essence, all these shows do is show people of color being terrible white people. Read more »

Lost and Found: Season 4 of “Search Party” Is the Perfect Pandemic Watch

The dark comedy series is back for a new season, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it. Read more »

In Favor of the Queer Mediocrity of “Ammonite”

The film’s mapped-on queerness feels like a form of branding rather than a genuine endeavor. Read more »

Switching Fears: “Freaky” Is an Empowering Body-Swap Horror Comedy

Freaky explores gender and body horror in a captivating (and extremely funny) way. Read more »

“Wonder Woman 1984” Replaces Girl Power with Empty Platitudes

Although it tries, Wonder Woman 1984 struggles to speak to this moment and deliver a coherent message. Read more »

Royal Amnesia: “The Crown” Dresses Up Brutal Colonialism

When stories of the colonies are not sandwiched between royal affairs and domestic politics, they appear as royal vacation spots.  Read more »

In Heaven’s Name: A New Documentary Revisits a Notorious, Misunderstood Cult

Heaven’s Gate: The Cult of Cults challenges viewers to rethink their assumptions. Read more »

Joke to Trope: On the Pop Culture Villainization of Aunties

Is it possible that we’re being just a little too harsh on our aunties? Read more »

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The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

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

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

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

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 »