‘Dirty Money’: This is what rouge capitalism looks like

Imagine a lawyer describing in an interview; “They were actually going to have a human sitting on an exercise bike. They would then be exposed to gas directly from the diesel vehicles. And then, they would poke and prod that person later to determine, uh, what type of health effects they would see from this person being gassed.” This lawyer would then go on to say, “Obviously, one cannot help to think back throughout the history of another series of events involving individuals being gassed …

‘On My Block’ kicks authentic representation to the curb

Just like we all find ourselves binging on a variety of our favorite snacks, millennials look to Netflix for binge-worthy shows that distract them from reality for hours of the day. Some millennials take a deep interest in shows that they can relate to, especially a coming-of-age story about a group of young teens. Netflix’s, “On My Block,” isn’t just any average coming-of-age story.

‘The End of the F***ing World’: A sociopathic love story

In case you missed it, Netflix has become a really big deal, especially for the younger generation. Millenials are always looking for binge-worthy shows that allow them to connect to characters, to escape reality for a little while and to essentially find something that makes them feel like they are not alone in this crazy world. Netflix’s “The End of The F***ing World” does just that.

Representation matters in mainstream media and culture

Sexy Latina, angry black girl, nerdy Asian, and exotic are labels the majority of marginalized folks have been thrown into due to how the mainstream culture has portrayed them. “’You have no idea how difficult it is to get a bunch of black and Hispanic kids to watch ‘SNL’ over ‘In Living Color,” said ‘Girls Trip’ actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish in her opening monologue on Saturday Night Live (SNL) after making history by becoming the first female black stand-up comic to host SNL in …

Joan Didion uncoiled in ‘The Center Will Not Hold’

The eccentric quiet of Joan Didion is presented in the Netflix documentary, “The Center Will Not Hold,” a film about her career and life that could only be tenderly put together by her niece and nephew. Cousins Griffin and Annabelle Dunne captured their aunt so beautifully, I am tempted to write Didion in hopes that she will accept me as her honorary niece. I promise to always have an ice cold coke and a can of salted almonds if you can coach me on how …

Does Halloween encourage cultural appropriation?

Halloween is the one holiday a year where one gets to dress up as their favorite character without looking like a complete weirdo. It’s a reason to be slutty where it isn’t as acceptable on other days. It isn’t a day where one should decide to dress up as another culture or race because that can be portrayed as offensive to that specific culture. When choosing a costume for Halloween, other people’s culture should be cut out of the equation. Someone could be offended by …