reviews

Sidelining Queerness: Erasing Baldwin’s Identity in “I Am Not Your Negro”

Throughout history, too many queer people of color have been asked to choose between their racial and their sexual identities, and we shouldn’t accept the erasure of one legacy when highlighting another. Read more »

We’re All Vulnerable: A Review of Girlpool’s “Powerplant”

Girlpool’s formula is simple: guitar, bass, and the tightly woven voices of Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad. Read more »

War Begets Horror in “Under the Shadow”

Set in Tehran, Iran, in 1988, Under the Shadow follows Shideh, a wife and mom whose husband, a doctor, gets drafted to the Iran–Iraq War. Read more »

No Redemption for the Reverend: Ongoing Abuse in “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” proves that abuse and manipulation aren’t one-time offenses. Read more »

Darkness Outshines Diana: A Review of “Wonder Woman”

Wonder Woman feels like a movie directed by two people when the shores of Themyscira fade into the horizon and the action shifts to the dark, depressing world of man. Read more »

American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus

What is a hookup, anyway? That’s exactly where Lisa Wade comes in with her new book, American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus. Read more »

Teenage Fever: “Everything, Everything” Subverts the Whiteness of Teen Romance Movies

Everything, Everything proves that teen romance movies don’t have to revolve around whiteness. Read more »

Let's Get Crunk: Women in Hip Hop Get A Magnum Opus in “The Crunk Feminist Collection”

The Crunk Feminist Collection operates as a guidebook for navigating how to care for yourself, your sisters, and world more or less in that order. Read more »

Science is Sexist: Slaying Male Superiority in “Inferior”

Inferior challenges the idea that there are fundamental differences between the way men and women’s brains are “wired.” Read more »

Losing Their Flow: A Review of “love and noir”

love and noir has impeccable production, but it’s an atmospheric album without any real breakout tracks. Read more »

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