Whether viewers realized or not, “The Munsters” was an allegory for race in America. Continue reading The Munsters: When the Real Horror is Racism
Mirrors are a potent image whichever way they turn and twist and distort (and they often do). Continue reading Terrible Fish: Women and Mirrors in Literature
“I have decided to go insane,” Mary announced. Continue reading Mary’s Room
It is vital that we emphasize that there is a place for Black women in history, in art, and in religion. Continue reading The Mysterious History of the Black Madonna
How the once celebrated allegory falls short in 2020. Continue reading Is Harry Potter a White Savior Story?
The Turn of the Screw is an excellent book to read if you enjoy feeling confused and upset: for a comparable experience you can take LSD or sit in a tub of spiders. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Continue reading “The Turn of the Screw”: Sex, Ghosts, and… Feminism?
If you mapped every neural-pathway in my brain, would you know what it’s like to be me? Continue reading The Unknowability of Knowing: What Qualia Can Tell Us About the Arts
Most of the unpleasant tendencies we attribute to cats have historically been attributed to ill-behaved women: cold, heartless, deceitful, untrustworthy, scheming and self-sufficient. Continue reading On the Demonization of Women and Cats
I understand the appeal of dystopian novels—but the genre is flawed. Continue reading The Problem With Dystopias
Five years before Disco Demolition Night, Cleveland Indians fans invented the baseball riot. Continue reading Be Ready For Anything: The Legend of Ten Cent Beer Night