This spring, game designers of Rust courted controversy by assigning players unchangeable, racialized avatars. Adrienne Shaw unpacks how game design helped produce some of that player outrage.
The unending string of hilarious #SochiProblems and daily stories of government gluttony have positioned Russia as a sort of shadow version of the American Way of Life.
By licensing—and disciplining—history, the Assassin’s Creed series seeks to turn cultural capital into gaming capital.
Dead women are standard set dressing on most crime dramas, but the more I watched the more I realized the women in Grimm aren’t usually homicide victims – they’re monsters.
The popularity of Glee, and, in particular, these two singers, has made me think that American culture may finally be starting to break with the gender norms of male singing performance that have persisted for the last 80 years.
What I find frustrating about the show is not simply that it ends up Othering the world, but that it could be so much better. It’s like a B student who writes occasionally brilliant sentences, yet who isn’t trying hard enough.
A controversial new book argues that it’s okay to enjoy Charlie Chan movies.
Kids are being sexualized these days. And, wouldn’t you know it, popular culture is said to be at fault
“Funk” exemplified everything I’ve come to expect from Glee: a confusing mix of rousing musical performances and out of place racist/sexist/heterosexist jokes
One Show, Five Thoughts.