Rocky Balboa, America's Favorite Myth of Manhood
Why do we love watching Rocky on the Fourth of July?
My Terrorist, My Freedom Fighter: White Terrorism in American Cinema
To be a white terrorist in American cinema is to enjoy a very basic right: to be complicated, to be messy, to be human.
Call Me Daddy: Playing Son to My Fatherless Boyfriend
I fell in love with a man 20 years my senior. Then, I became his "son".
How to Film a Virus: The Evolving Depictions of HIV/AIDS from 'Kids' to 'Precious'
Chloe Sevigny and Rosario Dawson stunned audiences in Larry Clark's slap-in-the-face 90s classic, Kids. A decade later, both actors would go on to star in far more milquetoast depictions of the HIV/AIDS crisis in America.
Why Did a White Girl Writing About Rape Get Kicked Out of India?
Sabrina Buckwalter, an American reporter living in India, wrote the first feature on the Khairlanji massacre. Months later, her visa was denied, and she was given 72 hours to get out of the country.