Whitewashing: When Will Hollywood Learn?

By Scotti Morris The comics about sorcerer Steven Strange are heavily influenced by Asian themes, especially Chinese and Tibetan mythological elements. Thus, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch’s upcoming portrayal of the lead character in a new film adaptation earned Marvel heavy criticism on the grounds of inadequately casting an actor of color to take the role. Even more recently, Marvel Studios is facing heat due to … Continue reading Whitewashing: When Will Hollywood Learn?

The Sinister Side of the Glitz Gambit: Sexual Assault in the Music Industry

By Scotti Morris When people think of the Hollywood lifestyle, they do not consider that egregious acts, such as sexual assault, could impact or affect celebrities. Yet, pop singer Kesha, famous for her techno dance music, is currently being blacklisted by the music industry for speaking out against one of these offenses. Kesha faces a taunting choice: receive closure and justice for her sexual assault … Continue reading The Sinister Side of the Glitz Gambit: Sexual Assault in the Music Industry

What We Can Learn From the Nude Photo Leak

BY KRISTY DAVIS Privacy is defined as the state or condition of being free from observation and disturbance by other people. When most people think of privacy, they think of closed doors, quietness, and the choice to protect themselves. Their opinions, thoughts, and secrets are theirs to keep from the world if they so choose. The idea of privacy has been breached at a new … Continue reading What We Can Learn From the Nude Photo Leak