I came away from Console-ing Passions with ongoing questions regarding why feminism seems lost at times in contemporary media scholarship and the place of feminism in my own work and life.
Glee has garnered ardent fans, or Gleeks, around the world. Just as notable, it appears to have been embraced as particularly American. What is it about the series that has inspired this phenomenon?
Does it matter if Teen Mom, a documentary-style MTV series that completed its first season last week, provides an inaccurate picture of teen parenting in the U.S.?
The photos of the six actresses, all trumpeted as stars on the verge, were displayed in such a way that Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, who is of partial Filipino, Chinese, and Native American descent, and Zoë Kravitz, daughter of Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz, were positioned opposite “white” actresses Lily Collins, Isabel Lucas, and Amber Heard.