At the Public Medievalist, Paul Sturtevant continues series on race, racism and the middle ages with a look at the use of “race” in fantasy, including Dungeons & Dragons: “Tolkien crafted his fantasy world intricately. He, for example, took great pains to calculate distances and accommodate for the […]
At Graveyard Shift Sisters, Tarik Davis talks about the horror and monsters of American life in his series, “Stakes is High.” “In this series of coming articles, I will display the similarities and connections between vampirism and racism. I will illustrate how President Barack Obama is Blade (from […]
At Women Write About Comics, Clara Mae talks about Mantis–her history as a character and how she was portrayed in James Gunn’s Guardians Of The Galaxy 2. “When it was announced that director James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2 would feature Pom Klementieff as Mantis, I was […]
Wired profiles the amazing Lexi Alexander: ‘“In martial arts, for every attack there is a counter you can throw,” she says. “Somebody traps you, you can throw a hook. But there is no counter for bias” in the entertainment business. “You cannot be super nice. You cannot be […]
Angelica Jade Bastíen writes about white femininity and oppression in the television adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale. “It’s easy to rest the blame of the horrors of Gilead solely at the feet of men like Commander Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes). But no system this deeply entrenched and high […]
At the Atlantic, Sophie Gilbert has a piece on Dr. Seuss’ anti-Fascist cartoons and their complicated legacy.