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'Vanity Fair's Women on Women' Is a Missed Opportunity

Women writing about famous women does not a feminist or otherwise interesting collection make.


Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum: On the Literature of Witness in Margaret Atwood's 'The Testaments'

Margaret Atwood's The Testaments provides a hard-earned and much-needed "happy" ending to the dystopian parallel universe that is The Handmaid's Tale, albeit at great cost and courage to one vital witness.


Jess Row's 'White Flights' Examines Avoidant Rituals of Race in American Literature

"White flights" for Jess Row denotes the "postures of avoidance and denial" about whiteness — as a privilege, a cultural norm, and a burden — adopted by white authors, academics, and critics.


'Milkman' Is a Rich Read about Violence and Silence

For a book so full of coded language, innuendoes, gossip, and rumors, Anna Burns' award-winning Milkman is perhaps really about silence.


'Bring the War Home' Digs into the Trenches of the White Power Movement in America

Historian Kathleen Belew painstakingly details the influence of the Vietnam wartime experience on the evolution of white power ideology.


From the Women of Dahomey to Black Panther's Women of Wakanda

Black Panther is more than just another Marvel blockbuster; it's a revelation in Western depictions of Africa and African women.


Anger Begets Anger: 'Three Billboards' As Southern Gothic

Watching this film in a theater in Belfast, while my fellow moviegoers cringed at the violent United States, I recognized the Gothic South.

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