Category Archive: Mass Media

The Need to Notice: Race, Representation and Single Stories during TV Pilot Season

As summer comes to an end, we not only prepare for a turn in the weather (hopefully) and a new school year, but also a new batch of TV shows — it’s pilot… Continue reading

Beyoncé and…***Flawless, Feminism, Intentionality, Performance : A Correspondence with Author of “Answer Me Soon,” Mia Hood

Mia Hood, a friend and colleague from Teachers College, a fellow lover and aficionado of pop culture, and author of the blog Answer Me Soon, invited me to engage in a correspondence about Beyoncé: to… Continue reading

The Ubiquity of Microaggressions in ‘News’ Story Headlines: A Call for Awareness

This girl is so badass it’s blowing my mind. Don’t get me wrong. I’m so down with the Huffington Post contributor, Ryan Grenoble, arguing that Li Sa X is ‘breaking stereotypes’ for girls by… Continue reading

Up Close and “Real”: The Implications of Mindy Kaling & Lena Dunham’s Recent Magazine Cover Photographs

One of the big pop culture stories that has helped kick off the new year has been the “controversy” and hype surrounding comedian/actress/writer/producer/all-around kick ass woman, Mindy Kaling’s cover photo on Elle Magazine. She… Continue reading