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The One Stereotype “Moana” Doesn’t Break

Disney has a few long-standing traditions for its princess movies, and Moana breaks nearly all of them. Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) isn’t white, isn’t getting married, and isn’t even really a princess. Moana comes after Disney...

“Moana” is a Princess Movie Without a Princess

In the very last months of the dumpster fire that was 2016, Disney pulled out the much anticipated Moana for their holiday release. Set in ancient Polynesia, Moana follows its titular character (voiced by Disney’s Hawaiian native...

Why “Lemonade” is the #1 Album of 2016

In the months after Lemonade, we count our casualties. Ja­­y Z found his masculinity squandered in his Twitter mentions (or, as I like to think of them, the dark alleyway behind his music career)....

The Uncomfortable Humor in Bojack’s 3rd Season

Originally posted 8/7/2016 on The Daily Slice. — Netflix’s animated series BoJack Horseman recently premiered its third season, and already the titular character has been added to the list of great television antiheroes. AV Club’s Danette Chavez compares...

Gender & Sexuality: The Unanswered Questions of Ex Machina

From scene one, Alex Garland’s experimental sci-fi film Ex Machina gives viewers a tense, high-paced experience filled with morally compelling undercurrents that cause viewers to question the nature of humanity itself–including and especially sexuality. The film follows...