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Lauren Michele Jackson
When ‘Representation Matters’ Becomes a Meaningless Rallying Cry
More than any recent controversy, Penguin’s failed Diverse Editions initiative bluntly exposed how empty the idea has become.
what were the 2010s?
What Should a Slavery Epic Do?
If there’s anything the 2010s taught us, it’s that there is no getting these stories right, no honoring with grace the dead and ghosts.
The Racial Wonderland of
Anxieties about the Disney cast arose immediately after the live-action movie was announced. Interestingly, none of the concern extended to Genie.
To Whom Does Ariana Grande’s ‘7 Rings’ Owe Its Sound?
If the question is whether or not “7 Rings” owes its existence to appropriation, then the answer is yes.
The Alluring Melancholy of Ambrose Spellman on
In praise of the Netflix show’s mysterious brooding warlock.
The Haunting of Hill House
and the Madness of Family
Horror is about the ghouls we know and what goes bump in the night, and especially the place where those two become one.
A Deep Dive Into Ariana Grande’s ‘Breathin’’ Video
There’s a lot you can learn from a breath.
Who Really Owns the ‘Blaccent’?
While Awkwafina successfully imitates something in
Crazy Rich Asians
, it’s not black language.
Become the Most Meme-able TV Show?
The past year has gifted the internet with no less than five viral
Black Music Is Still an Essential Part of Justin Timberlake’s
Man of the Woods
The work of the artist is to craft a spectacle and so far he’s succeeded by undercutting his own announcement with a sound that feels very usual.
How Today’s Most Daring, Weird Cartoons Transform the Minstrel Aesthetic
Unlike their minstrel predecessors, these cartoons celebrate oddities rather than ridicule them.