Category: movies, music, and TV

  • Watching the Birth of a Fandom

    Watching the Birth of a Fandom

    Header image description: A promotional photo for the FX on Hulu series The Bear. Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White) is in the foreground, with Tina (Liza Colón-Zayas), Ebraheim (Edwin Lee Gibson), Marcus (Lionel Boyce), Sydney Adamu (Ayo Edebiri), and Richard “Richie” Jeremovich (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) in the background. All characters are standing except Richie, who […]

  • The Illusion of Black Patriotism

    The Illusion of Black Patriotism

    Header image description: Olivia Pope, the main character and anti-heroine of the ABC show Scandal, stands in the Oval Office. She wears a red and black shawl and black pants and has her arms crossed over her chest. To her right there is a navy blue flag bearing the seal of the United States, and […]

  • Git Back, Git Back, Git Back: The Nonexistent Racial Politics of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy

    Git Back, Git Back, Git Back: The Nonexistent Racial Politics of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy

    Header image description: A promotional photo for season 2 of The Umbrella Academy, which shows the seven adopted Hargreeves siblings standing in front of a black background with a white vortex. They each wear sunglasses that reflect an image of what they’re dealing with that season. Allison, the lone Black sibling, stands on the far […]

  • Bridgerton Isn’t “Colorblind” At All, Actually

    Bridgerton Isn’t “Colorblind” At All, Actually

    Header image description: A banner showing the main characters of Bridgerton in a garden. Two of the characters are Black, while the rest are white. They all wear the dress of the 19th century British elite, indicating their elevated socioeconomic status. Image credit: Netflix If you’ve been on Twitter since Christmas, you’ve definitely heard about […]