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Features

Tuesday, November 17 2009

Pedro Almodóvar’s Quintessentially Pansexual Oeuvre

Almodóvar’s insistence on pushing boundaries and transcending confining definitions of acceptability, gender, sexuality, and narrative structure place his body of work amidst (among others) a queer cinematic canon that acknowledges and appreciates his placement of queer bodies and characters in essential strands of the narrative structure.


Tuesday, September 22 2009

Michael Jackson: A Thriller in His Own Right

The pulse of the world has skipped a beat. The world is in a state of shock -- you, the indomitable Michael Jackson, is dead.


Columns

Wednesday, July 5 2006

MTV's New Post-modern Voyeurism

Known for its televisual lows over the years, MTV seems to have struck a nerve with its latest scandalous offerings: a showcase for insufferable materialism, and a competition where racist slurs are rewarded as a winning strategy.


Tuesday, May 9 2006

I Know How You Feel, I Really Do!

Call it 'trading races' or 'playing princess and the pauper', it is the latest trend in the world of reality television. But oppression swapping has a disingenuous side; one that makes this format more problematic than empowering.


Monday, February 13 2006

The New 'Face' of Contemporary Television

More confusing than Caucasians playing Asians, more disturbing than whites emulating blacks, Young uncovers a disturbing trend in the modern media: straight actors playing it 'gay'.


Reviews

Wednesday, September 20 2006

Sister Roses Passion (2006)

Sister Rose is living proof of the adage that one person can make a difference.


Sunday, August 6 2006

The Sisters (2005)

Hope, delayed. A painful, poignant adaptation of everyday life.


Sunday, July 30 2006

Good Times: The Sixth Season

Good Times quickly abandoned its original intent for easy laughs, leaving the house divided, but funny, nonetheless.


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