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Abbie Mills: A Fully Drawn Character

I know that it may be hard to believe for some of you but FOX is doing something right with this whole supernatural TV show thing by bringing us Sleepy Hollow. (I know it’s only been a few episodes.) I’ve … Continue reading

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Hot Hot Heat: Music, Gender and Race in The Heat

As you probably guessed from the title, I recently saw The Heat. The movie is not without its flaws; there were definitely some examples of problematic humor. While that’s seems to often be par for the course in raunchy comedies, … Continue reading

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We Got A Badass Over Here: Doctor Neil deGrasse Tyson, Science and Social Responsibility

In the latter half of 1958, two events occurred that would have a profound effect on the science of astrophysics: one was the signing of the National Aeronautics and Space Act by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, which authorized the creation … Continue reading

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Why Cultural Sensitivity Matters, or A Love Letter to Avatar

It’s a rarity to find a person who has watched Avatar: The Last Airbender and not fallen in love with the series. The show has been praised for its exceptional plot and character development, as well as its attention to … Continue reading

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Hollywood Whitewashing (Yes, It Really Hurts)

I hope it’s no surprise that whitewashing has been an accepted convention in Hollywood since the beginning. The history of blackface and yellowface has been well-documented, but with recent reminders like The Last Airbender, Drive, and the highly-anticipated Hunger Games, it seems necessary … Continue reading

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United Colors Of Albion: Race In Fantasy Media

This is going to be a post about Race in Fantasy media. I just wanted to get that out there, right off the bat, so we’re clear. If you would like to get yourself a glass of wine, maybe a … Continue reading

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The Future’s So White, I’ve Gotta Wear Shades

This guest blog post first appeared on Suga Butta, and is being shared here with the author’s permission, in its original glory. ~ T. Y’all, PoCs need to watch out. If you believe what movies and TV tell you, we’re … Continue reading

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