Culture, Film

Judging by the trailers

It’s a strange time for the movie business. We know what to expect from the summer and fall seasons: blockbusters and award bait, respectively. We even know what to expect in December: movies with either big hearts or big budgets. But January through April is a mishmash of award season […]

Culture, Film

The Cinderella syndrome

Disney’s Frozen, loosely based on “The Snow Queen,” came out at the end of November to rave reviews. But I’m conflicted. I’m not sure if I can get behind any Disney princess, no matter how many times reviewers use the words “strong” or “sisterhood” to describe the film. I was […]

Culture, Current

Weighing in on Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian’s presence in the media is ubiquitous — from advertising her clothing, makeup, and nail polish lines, to her books, not to mention her role in one of the most successful reality TV shows of all time. You can’t really escape her larger-than-life image. But whether you’re a fan […]