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Murder, She Blogged: Class and Fashion in Miss Marple

As well as showcasing the quintessential Spinster Detective, the Miss Marple adaptations have plenty to say about England’s shifting class structures in the decades after World War II and women’s changing roles. It’s all played out in microcosm in the fictional village of St Mary... Read more »

Takin

When over 200 press outlets worldwide covered the street harassment hearing in New York City, the photo that accompanied the popularly distributed article depicted four... Read more »

Bounce Away: "Sheets or Bar" Ads for Every Stereotype

Let’s talk about Bounce. Specifically, let’s talk about the “Sheets or Bar” campaign, the only ad series I’ve seen lately that can compete with the obnoxiousness of... Read more »

On Our Radar

Another week, another bunch of thought-provoking articles. Here’s some of what we’ve been reading:... Read more »

The Long Goodbye: Oprah on Master Class

When considering this series’ central question about Oprah: Why does she get under so many people’s skin? It comes down to the narrative. Read more »

On Our Radar

Meanwhile, in the land of blogdom… Tiger Beatdown’s Garland Grey reports from SXSW!... Read more »

Bechdel Test Canon: Ma vie en rose

Notes on Alain Berliner's 1997 Ma vie en rose, which remains one of the few fictional films about transgendered children. Read more »

Bechdel Test Canon: Toe to Toe

A discussion of 2009's Toe to Toe, writer-director Emily Abt's full-length feature debut about two teenage lacrosse players who develop an interesting relationship despite differing racial and class backgrounds. Read more »

Bechdel Test Canon: The Headless Woman

Today's entry is the first in the series to focus on the work of a female director. In the coming weeks, we'll discuss contributions from filmmakers like Jane Campion, Catherine Breillat, Deepa Mehta, Rachel Raimist, G.B. Jones, Lynne Ramsay, Julie Dash, and Courtney Hunt, among others. But... Read more »

The Young and The Feckless: Bursting Bubbles

It was oddly apropos to be mulling over the idea of social bubbles over bubble tea. Totally unplanned, though (as was the choking on a tapioca pearl). A friend and I were discussing the need to stop accepting online culture as the status quo. It's exclusive and exclusionary, with its own language,... Read more »

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