All posts tagged racism

Hergé, Kuifje, and Cartoon Racisme: Viewing Past Art with Modern Ambiguities

It was one of the final days of my visit to Amsterdam and I found myself, amongst friends, in the famed meeting place of Dam Square, flanked on all sides […]

Satire & Sambo: The Debate Behind the Serena Williams Cartoon

There are not many people who wouldn’t have seen the news about the Serena Williams vs. Naomi Osaka match at the US open, and so that isn’t the subject of […]

BlacKkKlansman: black cinematic excellence

We have seen almost too many films to count that focus on race relations, civil rights and the Klu Klax Klan (KKK), given how politically charged these subjects are, it […]

Feminism and Immigration.

Thousands of children are being detained at the US-Mexico border. The travel ban initiated by Trump last year has been ruled constitutional by the United States Supreme Court, barring entry […]

The Oscars, Bathed in Moonlight – Is the Academy Heading in the Right, Representative Direction?

The Oscars are perhaps the most celebrated film awards ceremony. They are supposed to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements, judged by the Academy’s voting membership. However, they are historically problematic […]

The Good, The Bad and The Patriotic – What Clint Eastwood Can Learn from Kathryn Bigelow in Representing America

Clint Eastwood’s newest release, The 15:17 to Paris, has come under recent fire for its overt, treacly patriotism. While the heroes who inspired and in fact star in the film […]

Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri Review – Frances McDormand is Formidable in Martin McDonagh’s Darkly Funny Drama

RAPED WHILE DYING. AND STILL NO ARRESTS? HOW COME, CHIEF WILLOUGHBY? It’s with these three sentences that fired-up mother Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) wages war against the Police Force of […]

What Does Modesty Mean to You?

On Thursday 7th December the London Universities UCL, LSE, Imperial, Kings College and Queen Mary are hosting a collaborative modest themed fashion show at Senate House. The show is open […]

Gay Times Editor Fired As Offensive Tweets Are Uncovered

Newly appointed Gay Times editor Josh Rivers lasted less than one month in the role, before his twitter history of racist, misogynistic, anti-Semitic and ableist views was revealed.   It […]