As Spears lived through the nightmare scenario in real time, the media coverage was also implanted into the minds of impressionable young people who were told they cannot be their own person and be happy in their own skin.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is Kevin McCallister’s Redemption Arc
For anyone who loves Christmas movies, it probably would not be a surprise to hear Home Alone’s main character, Kevin McCallister, is a jerk. In the now classic Christmas film, Kevin acts selfishly and cruelly. He is entitled throughout. While at the end of the film he does get the satisfaction of being reunited with his mother, [...]
Storytelling Fact Versus Fiction: Watching and Enjoying Hamilton with a Critical Eye
While we can and must acknowledge the bias in Hamilton, we would be ignorant and foolish to ignore the beauty and revolutionary art that the show is.
Getting Scared to Control Our Fears: Why it Might be Beneficial to Watch a Horror Movie During the Time of COVID-19
We all know constant, long term stress can have negative mental and physical impacts, so a short period of time in which you choose to feel stressed and have a self-induced adrenal rush may not only let trick your brain into fight or flight mode, but will give you control even if only for a short period of time.
Taking a Page Out of Gabrielle Union’s Book: Let LGBTQ People Tell Their Own Stories
Union takes the spotlight that is being shone on her and shifts it to her daughter. In a moment when Union could have made it all about herself, she chooses to be silent and let Zaya speak, a lesson we could all stand to learn from.
In Today’s Vitriolic Atmosphere, Megxit was Inevitable
Media outlets have made Meghan out to be a villainous woman, criticizing everything she does, from the flowers she chose for her wedding to cradling her baby bump.
We Love to Criticize Teenage Girls and That’s a Problem
Teenage girls are often a punchline to jokes about what they do not know and, in some cases, the joke is what they find interesting.
A Necessary Reckoning: Reese Witherspoon’s Interview with Ava DuVernay Shows Us How Much More Work Society Still Has to Do
According to DuVernay, there is a “painful awakening” occurring in our society. The reckoning is the first step, then reevaluating the systems and foundations that led us to the reckoning is the next step.
Controlling the Narrative: Taylor Swift Leverages Social Movements to Get What She Wants
But this narrative that Swift has constructed is not enough to convince those of us who do not worship at her altar, especially for those of us who are familiar with the Taylor Swift of the past.
Queer Eye: We’re in Japan! Takes Us on a Journey of Self-Love… But Is That What We’re Looking For?
And while it is not to be said the Fab Five’s work is unimportant, the spark of the earlier seasons seems to be gone. The story is no longer about accepting each other, it’s about self-love. Queer Eye once felt inspirational and heart-warming, but now it feels emotionally exploitative and forced.