Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Villainizing People of Color
The live broadcast of Grease saw a diverse cast. People are asking for more representation of minorities and we’re are steadily seeing more in film and television. The release of 13 Reasons Why also welcomes a diverse cast; however, several of the bullies are portrayed by people of color. By casting people of color as the bullies, doesn’t this villanize minorities? At what point does television (and/or film) cross the line between diverse representation and tokenism?
A History of Banned Books
A discussion of popular or well-known novels that have been under fire or criticism due to their content. Perhaps even discuss why that book was banned and whether those books should remain banned or not.
Sherman Alexie has written several novels, short stories, and poetry. He wrote the screenplay for the 1998 film Smoke Signals, which was based off his collection of short stories Tonto and the Lone Ranger Fistfight in Heaven. This article can explore a few of the themes that Alexie incorporates in his writing. His work is taught in some classrooms, yet his novels have been challenged and/or banned by libraries. This article can even open up a bigger discussion into the lack of diversity in literature.
How Awkward Differs From Other Teen Dramas
MTV’s Awkward is ending. The series focused on the adventures of Jenna Hamilton. She reaches popularity after the result of an accident is misconstrued and blown out of proportion. Yet, the teen drama gained acclaim for being one of MTVs best-scripted dramas. This article should explore the characters and how they differ from other teen dramas.For example, Sadie Saxton, Jenna’s bully, is not a thin cheerleader, but a teen insecure about her weight.
The Work of Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
Discuss Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche’s work and the topics she explores.
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As much as I want to write this article, I feel like someone has a better grasp at this topic. A discussion of comedienne Amy Schumer, such as her stand-up comedy and her show on Comedy Central, Inside Amy Schumer. Perhaps discuss her best sketches.
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The Doctor Puppet
The YouTube series pays tribute to Doctor Who. Discuss the series creator and rising popularity. Lastly, perhaps list a couple of memorable episodes for people new to the series to watch.
The Girl on the Train: A Discussion on Marriage
The Girl on the Train became an instant bestseller, centering on a woman named Rachel who takes the train daily, observing a young couple from her window. When the young wife disappears, Rachel is convinced she witnessed an event relevant to the case. The Girl on the Train was soon compared to Gillian Flynn’s novel Gone Girl. In this article, analyze the characters and what does the author say about marriage. Lastly, explore misogyny depicted in the book.
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