The politics of Disney’s Frozen are indicative of symptomatic shifts within an otherwise largely entrenched ideological core.
The success of Netflix’s original series Orange is the New Black says something about our culture’s readiness for complex, sexually diverse female characters.
While the issue is ostensibly about the negative portrayal of the Tea Party, Glenn Beck and WWE have taken advantage of the situation for publicity.
Django Unchained functions as a product of post-race logic that paradoxically deals with a culturally specific thematic–slavery–while making the central storyline so universal slavery functions as a terribly horrific backdrop for a love story.
While clearly trading on the legacy of representation that frames Latina/os as “spicy” the RHOM simultaneously constructs a shift towards whiteness in the racialized character of the city itself.
For many in New Orleans there comes a point when we have to answer a difficult question: is living here worth your life or that of your family? Where do you draw the line? What are you willing to risk, to possibly sacrifice, in order to live in such a magical place?
The challenge facing Tremé (and every other media representation of New Orleans) is finding a way to balance a celebration of the city’s unique cultural contributions with an acknowledgment of its more conventional, and often more damning, histories, memories, and contemporary realities. Week 6’s episode “Feels Like Rain” responds to this challenge, self-consciously, if not always adroitly.
Living here in New Orleans, one of the most striking conundrums about this series is that while its heartbeat lies with the culture of Black inhabitants, it seems their larger lives cannot be the focus –perhaps due to its audience of largely white and affluent viewers.
The oppression of women is a daily activity for the men of the Jersey Shore, but so is the production of male beauty and labor in the domestic sphere.
A controversial new book argues that it’s okay to enjoy Charlie Chan movies.
Marvel Comics has quietly responded to the increased presence of Latinos in America with a corresponding, if tentative, increase in the number of Latino Marvel characters, as epitomized by this week’s debut of a new Spider-Girl series starring Puerto Rican Anya Sofia Corazon.
Nike tries to give LeBron James a chance to address his off-season controversy in a new 90-second ad while re-establishing the commodity of sports stardom.