Race + TV: Four Summer Shows From Across The Pond

By Kendra James Upfronts are done, premiere schedules are set; Stefon and Seth ran off into the sunset; and, even though it’s only May, it feels like we’re already halfway through the summer blockbuster set list…so what’s a pop culture junkie to do?  I humbly suggest using this hiatus season to catch up on a […]

A Few Thoughts On Star Trek: Into Darkness

By Arturo R. García Kendra and I will have a more thorough discussion regarding Star Trek Into Darkness on Wednesday. But, now that the film is out and a rather big racebending cat is out of the bag, I figured we’d open things up for a bigger discussion. Spoilers under the cut.

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Pilot Season 2013-2014

By Kendra James Last year, around this time, I was nursing far too high expectations for a little pilot season pickup called Deception. This year I’m just really glad it’s been cancelled so that the actors involved can escape with some dignity intact. One can’t say the same about Community. Yeah, it’s that time again. […]

Panel Coverage: Wonder Women! The Untold Story Of American Superheroines

Last week a panel featuring Susana Polo (Founder/Editor of The Mary Sue), Karen Boykin-Towns (Vice President, Worldwide Policy at Pfizer), Dr. Jonathan Gray, (Assistant Professor of English with John Jay College), feminist activist/speaker Shelby Knox, and So-Chung Shinn (co-host of The Portfolio TV) convened to discuss the new PBS documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story […]

Race + Comics: The Man Of Steel Trailer And Fans’ Super-Xenophobia

By Arturo R. García Since the release of the new trailer for Man Of Steel, there’s been increased hope among many Superman fans that the Christopher Nolan/Zack Snyder collaboration will bring luster back to the character’s cinematic incarnation. But some fans’ idea of how they want the character’s bicultural nature to play out paints yet […]

Why I Wrote A Mad Men Episode With Negroes

By Special Guest Contributor Erika Alexander; cross-posted from Showbiz Is Glamorous  Why did I write an episode of Mad Men with Negroes? And by that I mean with “Negro” characters in it, not with. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Anyway, why did I write an episode of TV that I know will never be made?  Though I […]

Race + Comics: On Green Lantern’s Near-Death Experience

By Arturo R. García There’s a stink surrounding DC Entertainment’s alleged intention to kill off John Stewart last week, and it sticks out when you consider this ostensibly non-related promotional item: the company is now pushing a digital-only book based on the adventures of Batman. Specifically, the Batman of 1966: “The juxtaposition of offering a […]