Essays

Ludo and the Goblin King

When Labyrinth came out in 1986, I was 11 years old. (I hit menarche that year and was part of the first sixth grade class in my home town to move from the elementary school to what was still called junior high. Good times.) I had no idea who David Bowie was. Honestly, to this […]

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Diversity: More Than White Women

Far too often, mainstream media has a tendency to treat female characters like Highlanders: there can only be one. If a second shows up—or, god forbid, a third—then they have to duke it out for supremacy, not just on–screen, but in the hearts of the audience, too. It’s both a structural problem and a failure […]

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