Five Stars: A Journey Through 185 Amazon Reviews Written by Anne Rice
Laura June | Vulture
"I am struck by how much five-star content she consumes, and I am genuinely moved by her positivity."
The Future of the Culture Wars Is Here, and It's Gamergate
Kyle Wagner | Deadspin
"What we have in Gamergate is a glimpse of how these skirmishes will unfold in the future—all the rhetorical weaponry and siegecraft of an internet comment section brought to bear on our culture, not just at the fringes but at the center."
Anti-Harassment Policies and Diversity Panels: How NY Comic-Con Worked to Make Geek Culture More Inclusive
Pilot Viruet | Flavorwire
"One of the first things you see upon entering New York Comic Con is a large sign that unequivocally states, 'Cosplay Is Not Consent.'"
Pharrell Williams's Lolicon Video
Matt Alt | The New Yorker
"While Pharrell’s breezy tune is steeped in the idioms of American hip-hop and dance culture, the video for “It Girl” comes from the world of Japanese otaku."
♫ Roxane ♫
Patricia A. Matthew | The New Inquiry
"Gay’s writing is a new iteration of écriture féminine that centers black female experience for its own sake."
Dear Dear White People
Aisha Harris | Slate
"Dear White People is the kind of movie where frank conversations about race play out all the time (cool!) but they’re delivered primarily via impassioned speeches in nearly every scene (ugh)."