So We’re All Still Talking About Rihanna’s Bitch Better Have My Money?

by Sunny Singh Finally this morning I got around to watching Rihanna’s Bitch Better Have My Money (full disclosure: I am not a fan, have never been. I think I am too old). But I am an observer and analyst of pop culture, so here go some initial thoughts. First off the bat, yes, the… Read More

Fantasy’s Othering Fetish, Part 1

By Phenderson Djeli Clark This is Part 1 of a three-part series. Over the years demands for more meaningful diversity in our fantasy realms have grown increasingly louder–a clarion call that echoes from the mundane world to haunt our usual lands of elves, dragons, orcs and whatnot. Back in 2010 when local New Zealanders were told… Read More

Daenerys Targaryen is back to “save the coloureds”

CONTENT NOTE: Some of the embedded links in this piece are NSFW.  by Shane Thomas  While not placing it in the pantheon of truly great television, I’ve been a fan of Game of Thrones since the show debuted in 2011. I normally like my drama pessimistic, with a hard edge, and even downright cruel on occasion.… Read More

Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and the Multicultural Imagination

by Rod Thomas DOWNTON ABBEY, GAME OF THRONES, THE WALKING DEAD and the Multicultural Imagination Image provided by LiveJournal There are three popular television shows that I, for the moment, refuse to watch. No one would deny the cultural power levied by George R.R. Martin‘s A Game Of Thrones, Robert Kirkman‘s The Walking Dead, and… Read More