The Future Is Almost Now — Elizabeth Alsop on how in popular culture, science-fiction stories look more like the real world than ever before.
Party Fowl: The Angry Birds Movie Is an Allegory, Right? — Megan Garber on how the film must be a feather-light metaphor for our times.
The Nice Guys: An Intoxicating Comic Noir — Christopher Orr on how Shane Black’s latest film is uneven at times, but standout performances from Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe help keep it a fun ride.
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Is a Surprisingly Self-Aware Sequel — David Sims on how the follow-up to Seth Rogen and Zac Efron’s 2014 frat comedy has some smart things to say about gender roles.
The Ongoing Outcry Against the Ghostbusters Remake — David Sims on how a subset of fans are protesting the new movie ahead of its July release, with many speciously insisting their complaints have nothing to do with its female leads.
The Fierceness of ‘Femme, Fat, and Asian’ — Spencer Kornhaber interviews C. Winter Han, the author of a book on Asian American gay men, who analyzes the RuPaul’s Drag Race fan favorite Kim Chi.
RuPaul’s Drag Race and the Art of Self Love — Manuel Betancourt on how the reality show’s emphasis on the survival stories of its contestants reveals that performance can be empowering.