Tag Archives: Popular Culture

Quentin Tarantino is trolling you and “Django Unchained” is awesome for what it is

TweetIf you found yourself upset about the new movie “Django Unchained,” your first mistake was probably listening to anything Quentin Tarantino said about his new film before it premiered. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Tarantino claimed his new movie “Django” is more authentic than the classic miniseries Roots and I’m here to tell you that Tarantino [...]
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Quick Hit: The Smiths believe in raising a girl in command of her own body

Tweet Let us all take notes on parenting girls to be self possessed women from Jada Pinkett Smith: A letter to a friend… This subject is old but I have never answered it in its entirety. And even with this post it will remain incomplete. The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair. [...]
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Did Chris Brown get a tattoo of a battered woman’s face?

TweetI’m so sick of writing about Chris Brown. I’m sick of constantly having to explain to victim blamers that Chris Brown was too quickly forgiven and Rihanna, his victim, was too quickly blamed for her assault. But now, hopefully, folks will once and for all view Chris Brown as the awful person he is. Brown [...]
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Quick hit: Nicki Minaj endorses Mitt Romney? Also, Bonita Applebum dismisses claims of putting anybody on.

Tweet Sometimes, rap lyrics are clear. Other times they’re just oblique disses drawing from zeitgeist. Many times they’re persona pieces, a metafictional voice that is easily conflated with the actual identity of the MC who spits them. But I’m going to go out on a limb here and say this: NICKI MINAJ IS NOT ENDORSING [...]
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On Helen Gurley Brown.

TweetHelen Gurley Brown, legendary editor of Cosmopolitan Magazine (1965-1997), died yesterday. She was 90 years old. Admittedly, I knew nothing of the legacy of the woman who would be responsible for informing and influencing my views about femininity, sex and sexuality in the media. My earliest relationship with Cosmopolitan Magazine amounted to annual purchases in [...]
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