Posts Tagged pop culture

Château de Chambord, Centre, France (Chambord Castle, Loire Valley)

(Un)feminist Guilty Pleasures: Can The Bachelor’s fairy tale be fixed?

Until last week, I hadn’t watched The Bachelor since Trista and Ryan. I avoided the show partly because it’s rife with sexism, heterosexism, and racism. It’s also just a bad TV show. Unfortunately for me, however, the current bachelor, Ben Higgins, is from Warsaw, IN. Warsaw is about 45 minutes away from the tiny town where I grew up, and given that Indiana is never of pop culture relevance, I had to watch. It was my Hoosier duty.

Until last week, I hadn’t watched The Bachelor since Trista and Ryan. I avoided the show partly because it’s rife with sexism, heterosexism, and racism. It’s also just a bad TV show. Unfortunately for me, however, the ...

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The Big Short & why we can’t have nice things

The Big Short is about the financial crash in 2007/2008 and the men that made tons of cash from the collapse of the economy. Yeah, people actually made money from the economy collapsing. Think about that. Millions of people lost their jobs, homes, and dignity, but some folks lined their pockets and made out like bandits.

The Big Short is about the financial crash in 2007/2008 and the men that made tons of cash from the collapse of the economy. Yeah, people actually made money from the economy collapsing. Think about that. Millions ...

10 things i hate about you

It’s time for a revival of the teen girl dramedy

One of my favorite weekend past times is reliving my middle school days and rewatching some of the best movies of all time. I’m talking about films like Ten Things I Hate About You, Love and Basketball, Mean Girls, and Save the Last Dance. Basically I just miss Julia Stiles, but I digress.

One of my favorite weekend past times is reliving my middle school days and rewatching some of the best movies of all time. I’m talking about films like Ten Things I Hate About You, Love and Basketball, Mean ...

Celia Cruz

New TV series honors Celia Cruz, la Reina de Salsa

Ed. note: This piece is by Emilly Prado and was re-published with permission from Bitch Magazine.

The work of Celia Cruz is being honored this year in an astonishing 80-episode long series from the Spanish-language network, Telemundo.

Ed. note: This piece is by Emilly Prado and was re-published with permission from Bitch Magazine.

The work of Celia Cruz is being honored this year in an astonishing 80-episode long series from the ...

supergirl

New TV show Supergirl surpasses meager expectations

Given my penchant to say something about comic book movies, it was only a matter of time before I wrote about the new CBS comedy, Supergirl. As an important first note, I hate when I can’t watch shows on Hulu — get with the times CBS!

Given my penchant to say something about comic book movies, it was only a matter of time before I wrote about the new CBS comedy, Supergirl. As an important first note, I hate when I can’t ...

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On the importance of media representation and living critically

I fell in love with TV at age 14, when I first started watching Grey’s Anatomy. Grey’s is complicated, and that’s what I love about it. It’s a show where the cast is racially diverse, and race matters.

I fell in love with TV at age 14, when I first started watching Grey’s Anatomy. Grey’s is complicated, and that’s what I love about it. It’s a show where the cast is racially diverse, and race ...

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Stonewall tanked at the box office, and that’s awesome

Stonewall brought in a miniscule $112,441 from 127 theaters. That’s an average of $871 per location. Seriously, that’s about as close to “no one watched this” as I’ve ever seen. Gigli, often regarded as one of the worst films ever, made double that with $1694 per theater. GIGLI! Normally, I would be a little bit sad about an LGBTQ themed movie doing so poorly, but I can’t even be upset about this.

Stonewall brought in a miniscule $112,441 from 127 theaters. That’s an average of $871 per location. Seriously, that’s about as close to “no one watched this” as I’ve ever seen. Gigli, often regarded as one ...

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