Tag Archives: Popular Culture

‘Brave’ has a gender problem

Tweet*If you haven’t yet seen Brave and want to avoid any spoilers at all, avoid this post.  If you don’t mind minor spoilers for plot points (but not outcome) continue reading* I avoided any reviews or spoilers before seeing the new Pixar movie Brave yesterday.  I wanted to go into the movie about a young heroine [...]
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Adidas “shackle shoe” canceled before it’s debut

Tweet Designer Jeremy Scott created a shoe for Nike that was debuted last January on their Facebook page–a regular pair of sneakers with a shackle attached. In an effort to be edgy they failed to recognize that the use of “shackles” harkens back to a time when people were, you know, shackled and enslaved. Is [...]
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Quick hit: TNC on the “Django Unchained” trailer

TweetNo one does analysis of race in pop culture like Ta-Nehisi Coates does, and on the newly-released trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” he’s predictably on-point. Here’s the trailer (no transcript, I’m afraid, but if a reader would like to write one up and post it in comments, I’d be really thankful). TNC writes, Perhaps [...]
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Venus was her name

TweetBy now, you’ve all have seen these stunning images from the rare transit of Venus around the Sun on Tuesday and Wednesday. Again, we will never be privilege to see the lady planet up close ever again in our lifetime. Science geek me loves this. Photographer me is grateful for the technology that allows to [...]
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Why is everybody mad at Gwyneth Paltrow?

Tweet (Check out how many black friends I have!) I’m not really a big fan of actress Gwyneth Paltrow.  I’m mostly ambivalent and neither like her nor hate her,  like a lot of other people.  She’s mainly insignificant to me unless her website Goop is recommending a cleanse that improves my health or she’s singing [...]
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