Monday, February 11 2013
Like a smartly crafted advertisement, there is more to Mad Men than meets the eye. Amidst the forbidden affairs, heated pitches, and endlessly flowing libations, race relations have risen to prominence during the show's fifth season.
Tuesday, January 29 2013
Picture such a creature in your mind and see how it compares to the one in mine: White. Well-fed. Armed. Christian. I’m seeing Boss Hogg in Bermuda shorts, Foghorn Leghorn in a business suit, Britney Spears in a monster truck.
Friday, April 6 2012
Would it matter at all if Katniss Everdeen, a white teenager in the book The Hunger Games, had been portrayed in the film by a suitably teenage and female, black actor? For the young racists who have gone berserk on Twitter about the supporting character Rue being portrayed by an African-American actor, apparently the answer is yes.
Tuesday, May 31 2011
In games, we always play as middle class. We just occasionally start out in peasant drag.
Tuesday, April 26 2011
Friday, May 21 2010
Trekkie compilations and more cocoa in Starfleet to confront viewers with the show's embedded sexism.
Monday, April 26 2010
Racism and science collide in this devastating true story of a young woman, the tissue sample from her body that spawned a million-dollar industry, and the impact on her family.
Monday, January 4 2010
Nothing like spending New Year's Eve with couple of white guys pretending to be black guys during a war-time year worthy of blowing its own brains out.
Tuesday, June 16 2009
Each one, teach one goes the ole African adage. This gets reflected in many unconventional ways in Heroes.
Friday, October 17 2008
For all of Spike Lee's status as the eternal Young Turk, he's also a moviemaker who came of age just a few years after the brat pack of Spielberg, Scorsese, de Palma, et al.