What keeps other Peakies of color coming back again and again? How did other people of color navigate and negotiate the show’s overwhelming whiteness?It was the summer of 1998 when I was first introduced to David Lynch and Mark Frost’s strange little town of Twin Peaks. I was already a huge Lynch fan, but Twin Peaks was a horse of a different color. It changed the landscape of pulp television and elevated it to art. More importantly, it was the first time that family violence — and in particular childhood sexual abuse — was ever discussed openly on prime time TV in a white middle class context, removing it from the narrative that only the poor and racial minorities were the perpetrators of these kinds of crimes. It was groundbreaking work. As the decades have gone by, Twin Peaks has managed to keep my attention, and with each viewing of the show and its prequel film, Fire Walk With Me my obsession with the town and Laura Palmer’s story has only grown.
Instead of integrating people of color, or refugees, or immigrants, the EU's workplace hijab ban will allow those people to stay even more in the sidelines. Last week, the European Union took an unprecedented step and allowed employers to ban “the
Emerald City gets full marks for social commentary and diversity -- including a Latina Dorothy and a black queen of Oz, but it’s not without its faults. It’s a tale as old as time. No, not that one. The other one,
Created, written, and often directed by The Wachowskis of The Matrix fame, Sense8 follows the lives of eight individuals around the world who discover they have a special connection that allows them to peer into each other’s lives, minds, hearts
Season 2 of the Netflix series Jessica Jones, based on the Marvel comic Alias, is set to be helmed entirely by women-identified directors. This almost never happens, so it's a big deal. The series focuses on an unlikeable superhero character who survived an abusive