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 […]

The Racialicious TV Roundup: 2.26-3.3

By Arturo R. García and Kendra James Kevin Hart hosts SNL: Not only did Kevin Hart get to host a funnier than usual Saturday Night Live this week, he got NBC to play an ad for his BET parody show, Real Husbands of Hollywood, during the broadcast. Miracles really do happen. The gems of the […]

On South Korean “Superficiality”: We Are Deeper Than You Want To Know

By Guest Contributor Esther Choi Existing in very distinct manifestations of Korean American diaspora, but occupying similar spaces, we the American-born Koreans defined “fobs” (Fresh Off the Boat, more recently immigrated Koreans) by their cutesy antics, superficial looks, plastic surgery craze, and love of K-pop. We may have considered it all in good humor, but […]

Introducing: The Racialicious Casting Couch

By Kendra James Sutton Foster and Kelli O’Hara-esque young white ingenues are a dime a dozen on Broadway, but can you name  three Asian women who have risen to that level of fame on the Great White Way? And we all know it’s easier to become the next Julia Roberts than it is to become […]