Why Doc McStuffins Is Not Enough

Doc McStuffins, Disney's black doctor character, is a"crossover hit." Sales of Doc McStuffins character products are evenly distributed by race and even gender, prompting a popular refrain about the virtues of colorblindness, as reported by the ...more
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Jennifer Lawrence's Private, Nude Photos Were Not Leaked

Why is everyone saying that the nude photos published this weekend were "leaked?" Does mis-naming horrible things make us feel better about them? Leaking information to the press may happen in politics or business, but that's not what happened here. ...more
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Don’t Read His Post If You Hate Fatphobia, Says Wil Wheaton

I support health at every size. I support doing what you personally have to do to feel good in your skin, and in your body. And if that means weight loss, then it means weight loss—in a healthy way that works for you, not by super-restrictive diets and starvation. So, Wil Wheaton, who recently mentioned that he was working on getting healthier and wanted to share that with his fans, has my full support. I totally think it's great he wants to be healthier. ...more
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Hello Kitty is a Cat: My Open Letter to Sanrio

In case you haven’t heard, Hello Kitty is not a cat. Well, that’s what author Christine R. Yano was told by Sanrio (the company that owns Hello Kitty and her friends) when she was preparing her script for a Hello Kitty exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum. ...more
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New Season Breathes Life Back into Doctor Who

"Deep Breath," the title of Doctor Who’s season premiere, is more than just a reference to its featured villains (although, because said villains are cyborgs hell-bent on organ-harvesting their way to the status of "living," it’s a shame we won’t be spending more time with them). Based on the evidence, "Deep Breath" is actually a message to the fans, a warning that after several seasons of glossy explosions, love triangles, and soapy melodrama, their beloved show is about to head in a very different direction. ...more
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Interview: Travis Wall of 'So You Think You Can Dance'

This week is the finale of the 11th season of talent competition show So You Think You Can Dance, and I had the pleasure of interviewing one of the true dance stars to emerge from the show, dancer and choreographer Travis Wall. A Season 2 finalist who made his mark as a dancer, he soon returned as a choreographer—and at only 26 years old, Travis has been nominated for a choreography Emmy each of the past four years for his work on the show. ...more
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Emmy Fashion 2014: Best Red Carpet Dresses

TV stars walked the Emmy Awards red carpet in rainbow of dresses, but red and coral were the hot colors for 2014. ...more
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Only a Few Delights in a Predictable Breaking Bad/Modern Family Emmy Sweep Year

This year's Emmy Awards needed some major fixing by Scandal's Olivia Pope. Or needed to be bailed out by The Good WIfe's Alicia Florrick. Or needed major voodoo from American Horror Story's Angela Bassett. It definitely needed less Seth Myers, more humor. less Weird Al HeCan'tSingovich, and better music overall. It most certainly needed to be commandeered by Tina and Amy, though most things do. ...more

Beyonce's Divine Feminism at the VMAs

What a night! I'm sure many things happened at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, but truly only one part of the event is on my takeaway list. An impossibly hot Beyoncé  at the height of her powers defined feminism as being the epitome of the feminine divine, represented women as ambitious, sexy and maternal, brought author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's incantation about teaching girls to claim success to the massive VMA audience, and all was right with the world. ...more
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With the News On My Mind, Can I Get Excited About the Emmy Awards?

My friend emailed me to remind me to make my Emmy predictions for our annual awards night pool. Money is on the line! Also, the all important bragging rights. I just can't get it up for the game this year, though. ...more
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