Editor’s Note: Boob Tube

Recently, on that social media site and time-suck known as Twitter, film critic Miriam Bale asked her female followers: “What is one of your earliest feminist stirrings from watching movies (or TV)?” The query was notable not only because of the swift responses (everything from the problematic ending of Grease to the pop power of […]

Love & Hip Hop in the Time of Shonda Rhimes

Reality television has irrevocably damaged society’s perception of black women. Or it hasn’t—it depends who you ask. Over the last decade, reality television’s place in the larger TV landscape has morphed, stretched and expanded to make room for subgenres and sub-subgenres, the most popular of which can best be described as “ratchet reality TV.”  It’s […]