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Video games offer escapism during pandemic

By | Nov 19, 2020

But even amid all of the uncertainty and fear, some people have found their own way to cope with the dire situation — by playing video games. 


Middle-ground video essayists speak to the average viewer

By | Nov 12, 2020

With anything, there is bound to be a middle ground, and in the video essay world, there are several creators occupying that central place.


Country artists defy genre’s conservative foundations

By | Nov 5, 2020

The culture of country music has always been a conservative one, with the music being rooted in Southern tradition.


Modern films subvert stereotypes of Black characters in horror

By | Oct 29, 2020

Ever heard the quip that the Black guy always dies first? In horror movies, being any sort of ethnic minority, especially Black, is a mark of death.


Trump-era “whistleblowers” make money off books

By | Oct 22, 2020

Bob Woodward, John Bolton and Sarah Huckabee have become pseudo-whistleblowers, publishing books that recount politically damaging backdoor experiences with President Donald Trump.


Nepotism in indie music industry leads to unequal footing

By | Oct 15, 2020

With the rise of the internet making it easier to share music on platforms like YouTube, it seems as though anyone can produce the next hit.


Black nerds are necessary to fandom culture

By | Oct 8, 2020

While white fans gatekeep the term “nerd,” Black lovers of comic books and anime create their own community.


Amateur video essayists discourage nuanced discussion

By | Oct 1, 2020

Unfortunately, as is typical of most internet discourse, film discussion can be problematic and counterproductive rather than welcoming.


Authors capitalize off of famous book series with poor sequels

By | Sep 24, 2020

Remakes, sequels and prequels keep appearing on movie screens and bookstore shelves to bank off of nostalgic fans.


Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion flex femininity in ‘WAP’

By | Sep 17, 2020

It isn’t difficult to see a pattern in how listeners respond to music based on the artist who creates it.


Striving for equity, Disney misses the mark again

By | Sep 10, 2020

The Walt Disney Co.’s reputation has been permanently marked by racial intolerance.


College-educated Youtubers share film knowledge with cinephiles

By | Aug 20, 2020

People love movies, and they love to explore what makes their favorite films tick.