While rereading classic fantasy texts to explore the subject of gender essentialism in fantasy, I had to take on the Marion Zimmer Bradley problem.
In the Trump era, how will we express our anxieties through pop culture?
The only way to fight an administration determined to eradicate difference is to aggressively celebrate it.
Lost Girl is smart, sassy, thoughtful Canadian fantasy television that shows it’s possible to have kickass women, queer content, and great stories all in one!
As I grow older, I find that I’m getting choosier about books. I was relieved to hear I’m not the only one.
Netflix’ The OA dropped to critical acclaim and confusion. There’s a lot to explore in the show, but I keep coming back to the theme of the blonde ingenue.
Stranger Things was nostalgia incarnate, and it worked. Another made-for-streaming show, Good Girls Revolt, was a disaster. What happened?
The use of ‘weird’ cultural practices for antagonists in pop culture perpetuates stereotypes about the strange and alien nature of non-Western cultures.
Our social anxieties often inform pop culture. What happens when those anxieties move so quickly that pop culture production can’t keep up?
Disabled people are often told that cross-casting is necessary for disabled characters because people need to see them ‘before.’ Here’s why this argument doesn’t hold water.