December 5, 2020
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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. 


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.


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.


Spotlight on films, TV, books and music by Black creators

The backbone of the Life & Culture section at The Ithacan is pop culture — and, by extension, Black culture that has influenced pop culture.


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.


Review: Beyoncé celebrates Black women through visual album

By | Aug 13, 2020

“Black Is King,” a visual album-film from Beyoncé, elevates Black female voices while loosely following the plot of “The Lion King.”


In Afrofuturism, Black characters have a space in the future

By | Aug 6, 2020

So what is a Black person to do when most sci-fi either ignores us, portrays us badly or does the bare minimum to include us?


“Avatar” series highlights characters with disabilities

By | Jun 11, 2020

“Avatar: The Last Airbender” has always been praised for its culturally diverse cast of characters.


Review: Musical “Trolls World Tour” lacks compelling plot

By | May 18, 2020

Unfortunately, “Trolls World Tour” does not live up to the excitement that 2016’s “Trolls” brought.


Review: Family film creates original and beautiful fantasy

By | Mar 30, 2020

Usually, epic tales of perilous adventure come with a degree of separation between the audience and the characters.


Plus-size characters are more than a joke

By | Mar 26, 2020

Plus–size people have a long, and frankly unfortunate, history in Hollywood and television.


Traveling the world with colorful clothes

By | Mar 5, 2020

The national flags of Spain, Brazil, Korea, Colombia and other countries hung from the ceiling of the Emerson Suites as students filed through the doors.