Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Valerie C. Gilbert


Tuesday, September 7 2010

'Chuck Close': Up Close and Personal

Close pieces of biography and art merge until the finished work, viewed at more of a distance, creates a recognizable portrait of Chuck Close.

Sunday, August 1 2010

'The Game: The Third Season', Wherein the Real Play Takes Place Off the Field

For the women of 'The Game', life’s challenges mostly revolve around breaking up with a man, getting back together with a man, or hooking up with other men.

Thursday, May 13 2010

In 'Ride With The Devil' the Boundaries Between North and South and Slave and Free Blur

Ride With The Devil is a film that resists narrative convention. The audience is not enlisted to help solve any problem, there is no end to the war, no intended destination, and it’s not clear for whom we should be rooting.

Monday, April 12 2010

Afghan Star

Havana Marking's profound documentary explains why there is much more at stake than celebrity on Afghan Star.

Wednesday, February 17 2010

Girlfriends: The Final Season

The series that was once dubbed “the black Sex and the City” for its insistent sexual themes is now almost devoid of characters who wish to capitalize on their sex appeal.


Saturday, November 21 2009

Is 'Precious' the Next 'Monster's Ball'?

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