reviews

Black Women as Cultural Deities: A Review of “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85”

Invisibility is the theme woven throughout “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85,” an exhibit currently housed in the Brooklyn Museum. Read more »

Fandom is Feminist: Queering Boy-band Obsession in “Grace and the Fever”

Grace and the Fever follows high school senior Grace Thomas as she meets Jes, a member of her beloved Fever Dream. Read more »

The Arab Spring in Retrospect: "A Revolution in Four Seasons" Review

A Revolution in Four Seasons follows two politically active women for four years as the Arab Spring begins in Tunisia. Read more »

When the Church Shuns Its Own: A Review of “Wilhemina’s War”

Wilhemina’s War follows Wilhemina Dixon, an elderly woman living in rural South Carolina who has HIV, after her church shuns her. Read more »

A Requiem For Brooklyn: Gentrification Takes Center Stage In “B(LA)K”

Latasha Alcindor’s B(LA)K allows listeners to go beyond the bodega in an effort to save Brooklyn from gentrification. Read more »

Building a Music Legend: A Review of Jesca Hoop's "Memories Are Now"

Jesca Hoop’s penchant for the ephemeral and the innate resonate on Memories Are Now, which is a brave, bold experiment in texture and vocal range. Read more »

Queerness Is Not a Side Piece: 'Dear White People's' Shortchanged Characters

Dear White People would have been more nuanced if it explored Winchester through the lens of Lionel, a gay Black man. Read more »

Fat Girls Deserve Fairytales Too: The Rejection of Tropes in “This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare”

Gabourey Sidibe’s debut memoir uses personal experiences to tell fat girls that they deserve happiness. Read more »

We All Fall Short: The Problem with Stereotypical Characters in “Dear White People”

Dear White People achieves what the 2014 film was unable to, but the characters are stunted in the process.  Read more »

Living a Feminist Life: Sara Ahmed

Living A Feminist Life explores the controversial figure of the “feminist killjoy” and what it means to call out sexism. Read more »

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