FX’s Kindred, an eight-episode adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s seminal 1979 novel, follows 26-year-old Dana James (Mallori Johnson), an aspiring Black television writer living in Los Angeles who develops an uncontrollable power: time travel.
In 2017, women took to the streets in record numbers. The Women’s March, held the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, was the largest single-day protest in the United States, and an international call to arms against misogyny and sexism. This resurgence of feminism raised pertinent questions: Who gets to be a feminist and what does it mean to be a feminist today?
A close look at Toni Morrison's seminal novel.
In today’s dating landscape, making a connection is as easy as downloading an app. But on Love Is Blind, singles are asked to take a huge leap of faith in testing the show’s central question: Can you really fall in love without seeing the other person first?
Amazon Prime Video’s Paper Girls, a television adaptation of writer Brian K. Vaughn and illustrator Cliff Chiang’s Eisner Award-winning comic book series, spotlights voices who are typically excluded or marginalized in mainstream science fiction: a radically diverse group of 12-year-old suburban girls.
Review and literary criticism of Raven Leilani’s best-selling debut novel, Luster.
On the thorny significance of Addy Walker, the first Black doll introduced by the American Girl company.
Review of Zakiya Dalila Harris's debut novel.
Like storytelling, memory can carve a path to freedom. As Joan Didion wrote in “The White Album,” “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” In an often illogical, chaotic world, narratives can be a salve or a method of survival. They can help us grasp what Didion called “the shifting phantasmagoria” of the human experience. But what if a community’s identity is intertwined with the incomprehensible cruelties of human bondage?
A close look at the #FreeBritney social media movement.
Although Patrizia exhibits some of the classic femme fatale traits, she’s not solely motivated by greed.
"The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic" features more than 60 writers unraveling dominant ideas of what Black women are "supposed" to be.
On the New York Times documentary, the public perception of pop stars, mental health, and the media.