BitchTapes: And the Oscar Goes To...

This week's mix highlights Oscar-nominated music composed and/or written by women. Yes, two women wrote the lyrics to the "Rocky" theme song. 

Backtalk: Bey's Announcement & Sundance Showdown

Dahlia and Amy talk about Beyoncé's beautiful pregnancy announcement and what's behind the imagery with Cate Young, Bitch Media's 2016 Pop Culture Criticism Fellow. Check out Cate's piece, "Black... Read more »

Pop Culture Prepared Me: The Trumpocalypse

So glad yet horrified that pop culture prepared me for these terrible, horrible, no-good, very-bad, troubled dystopian horror times! Read more »

The Oscars will be Good and Distract From These Terrible Times: A Point/Counterpoint

Many of us turn to awards shows for the spectacle and fluffy entertainment, but this year’s Academy Awards have the potential to be historic and make a profound statement about the value of films created by people of color. Read more »

Glass Houses: Political Thriller "Miss Sloane" Promises to Throw Stones at D.C. politics but fails to deliver

The filmmakers haven’t done the reading, in policy or psychology, to make their premise pay off. Read more »

Meryl Streep, Listen Up: Disability Shouldn't Be the Only Trump Card You Play

The worst thing about Trump, apparently, wasn’t that he wanted to kill disabled people via policy, but that he felt comfortable mocking them on national television. Read more »

Awards Shows Still Have a Sofia Vergara Problem, and It Needs to Stop

In 2017, it’s not okay to make jokes about the thick accents and thick brains of Spanish-speaking immigrants, but that didn’t stop the writers of the Golden Globes. Read more »

Exciting Things Are Coming to the Screen in 2017

11 movies and television shows set to take 2017. Read more »

How to Raise a Boy in 1979: Navigating love, gender, and punk music in “20th Century Women”

Unlike Mills’s other boy-meets-girl, girl-somehow-saves-boy plots, the women are the backbone of this film.  Read more »

Ride or Die: Documentary "Ovarian Psycos" Paints a Complex Portrait of a Badass Latinx Bicycle Gang

Ovarian Psycos provides an intimate look inside contemporary East Los Angeles. Read more »

Does the "Collateral Beauty" of Fatherhood Come at the Expense of Mothers?

Complex representations of fatherhood shouldn’t require the erasure of moms. Read more »

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Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion, the... Read more »

One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you're a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole lot... Read more »

"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. Read more »

The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure, and her presence in both history and contemporary pop culture holds a wealth of perception and stereotype in its clammy hands. Read more »