The Star Wars reboot looks like another example of how the genre's most popular works have given up on imagining new worlds.
Whether crafting fiction or how-to manuals, self-expression is a negotiation.
Scholarly articles, filled with indubitable knowledge and analysis, only exist for the general public behind pricey paywalls. So one lecturer is advocating for them to be free of charge.
The promo material for the new Peanuts 3-D film promises empty cheer, the opposite of what made Charles Schulz's strip so wonderful.
The activist group We Charge Genocide described alleged human rights violations to the UN's anti-torture watchdog.
The "Only" video is an unfortunate, but typical, mashup of pop culture's power fantasies.
A fanfic Twitter account that imagines the performer has actual powers brilliantly parodies the masculine superhero complex, and her perfect hair.
If you want to work in a creative field, you're probably better off not majoring in it.
There's a reason kids prefer Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series to ancient Greek mythology.
When the Scottish singer disses the likes of Miley and Rihanna, she makes feminism smaller.
Before diehard defenders of the pulpy mainstream trolled the Internet, they trolled comic books.
The polyamorous "sex cult" conceived by the comics' founder wasn't exactly feminist, but it was built on women-empowering, pro-queer ideals.
Hip-hop's complex history with race and gender, dramatized in two rapper's insulting tweets
Jennifer Lopez, Iggy Azalea, and Nicky Minaj twerk for the camera—and a same-sex audience.
Unlike some histories of the blues, the documentary Take Me to the River revitalizes its subject by grappling both with racism and contemporary pop.
Beverly Tatum, the outgoing president of Spelman College, explains how schools created for African Americans in the 1800s can help desegregate the rest of the country.
Gene Simmons thinks the genre is moribund. Maybe he’s just out of touch?
Healthcare has its critics, but few of them are calling for doctors to be replaced. Education is different—and as a new book reveals, it has been throughout U.S. history.
How his politics shaped his art
Even the most abstract of mediums, comic-adapted poetry, finds beauty in the rubble.