Cynthia Fuchs is director of Film & Media Studies and Associate Professor of English, Film & Video Studies, African and African American Studies, Sport & American Culture, and Women and Gender Studies at George Mason University. She has published numerous articles on pop culture and politics, most recently, "'A few brief moments': Truth and Image in Sports Documentaries," in Gender and Genre: Critical Essays on Sports Documentaries. She edited Spike Lee: Interviews (University of Mississippi Press 2002), and co-edited both Iraq War Cultures (Peter Lang 2011) and Between the Sheets, In the Streets: Queer, Lesbian, and Gay Documentary (University of Minnesota 1997).
Your Life, Their Hands: Interview with Activist Documentarians Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering on 'The Bleeding Edge'
The makers of The Bleeding Edge on activist filmmaking, the dangers of medical deregulation, and Netflix as a platform for progressive filmmakers.
The people of Montana worked together to fight against the monetary and political damage caused by Citizen United. Reed's film documents that fight, and she talks with PopMatters about what that took, and what we, as citizens throughout America, must do next.
Kill the clichés. Rebel artfully. Writer-director-musician Boots Riley talks with Cynthia Fuchs about empowering the power of Art.
Will it take the Black Panther world as long as it's taken every other white comic book hero world to build itself around wondrous women?
As we encounter so many broken promises, dangerous corruptions, and increasing assaults on journalism, Control Room's arguments about and insights into war and media only seem more acute, and tragically, lasting.
Molly is a storyteller. Storytellers are artists, fabricators, and cultural arbitrators. They run games.
If the plot of Mudbound is familiar, its very repetition is devastating, especially in this moment in US history, when Trump and white supremacists dig up the past -- legacies of racism, abuse, and fear -- and make them horrifyingly incessant, inescapable.