Episode 3 is an exploration of the types of people thrown together and respective family dysfunctions in close proximity of the base as backyards and lives intertwine for better or for worse
Episode 3 takes up the narrative of slavery in Brazil and Suriname and the fate of the slaves who reached the sugar plantations there and also those who didn't
What adds insult to injury is that 'protective' hairstyles or creative hairstyling methods like 'laying edges' have repeatedly been appropriated by non-Black celebrities
The mysterious machine thrusts Hippolyta into a situation where she has to confront the cosmic nature of reality. She is thrown into a vortex which is an expansion of reality where 'Every beginning is in time and every limit of extension is in space'
When Caitlin tells Fraser everybody thinks they are dating and asks if that bothers him, he tells her that they are 'never going to kiss.' It shows Fraser thinks of their connection as more than a mundane hormone-fuelled bond and as something deeper and soul-affirming
Labor-intensive plantations needed enslaved Africans to function and turn a profit, even as sugar became a highly-prized commodity and immensely popular during the 18th century
Black fans on Twitter were gearing up for racist backlash to the casting as soon as it was announced, even as several tweets celebrated the casting after it was announced
The first episode to air after the hiatus, titled 'Last Holiday', will allow viewers to see Sam and Dean celebrate every holiday thanks to a wood nymph they find in the bunker
Daniela Ruah, who plays Special Agent Kensi Blye, broke the news about how the cast and crew were back on set by posting behind-the-scenes images on her Instagram in early September
While Season 18's premiere episode will be the 399th episode, the long-awaited 400th episode milestone will be breached with the season's second episode, featuring Gibbs' mysterious mission
The young viscount, Lord Tewksbury, and his late father before him had more progressive views, which the Dowager thought was a threat to the country
There are plenty of cringe moments with Bobby Brown frequently breaking the fourth wall in the course of this film, which serve to distract us rather than immerse us in her POV and the plot
As Enola Holmes, Millie Bobby Brown not only makes her debut as the lead in a feature film but also as a first-time producer, who loves her character's ability to 'fight back'
Caitlin has a gangly charm to her like a baby giraffe that is quickly reaching its adult height. While her body is changing into a woman's figure, her smile is that of a child
In the trailer, we see Sarah call Richard and Jenny, Caitlin's parents, "basic" people who can't provide what Caitlin a "complicated child" needs
From victim, Tic becomes a killer in Korea while Ji-ah, the kumiho, occupies the body of a daughter and kills a rapist husband with her nine tails
Samuel L. Jackson recruits two award-winning journalists to go on a mission to understand the process that led Europeans to see slavery as profitable, rational and justified
From being developed in Kathryn Robson's dining room, to attracting Ryan Murphy as an executive producer, securing a Netflix deal, and being nominated for an Emmy, 'Circus of Books' has come a long way
While she became a female role-model on-screen and earned two Emmy nominations for her performance, things weren't so great off-screen. She was shocked to learn that despite her growing fame, she was being paid less than even the cameraman
Tributes poured in from her co-stars and associates in her long and storied career that began in 1957 on stage and included iconic roles in the Bond franchise, 'The Avengers' TV series and most recently in the worldwide TV phenomenon 'Game of Thrones'
Despite being the author of the globally-acclaimed children's fantasy adventure, the 'His Dark Materials' trilogy, Philip Pullman can't stand the young generation's new-fangled approach to punctuation
The Pope himself gave his blessings to the slave trade by saying that 'pagans' could be enslaved
Somehow, the narrative of rape is centered around women crying wolf, but shouldn't this issue be highlighted with an Emmy win?
Mbuli hopes the race reversal in the series will help start conversations about microaggressions, she tells MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) in this exclusive interview
Mbuli revealed to MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) that she has an affinity to playing "troubled characters" like Jasmine Hadley, especially after she wrote a best seller on generational depression in families
Fraser, the precocious, eccentric teen, is not the most comfortable audience surrogate -- and yet it is through his eyes we see most of the base -- a little America bound in strict conformity surrounded by relaxed European culture (and values) of an Italian seaside town
Girls first learn to objectify their own bodies after they understand how female bodies are regarded in the world around them -- from TV, films, music videos, and now, easily accessible porn.
Imagine what the response would have been if Jennifer Lawrence or Scarlett Johansson or any other female celeb had accidentally leaked pictures of their genitals and not just artistically shot nude selfies
Storytelling and songs have always been tools of resistance and healing and thus doubly important for African-Americans who go searching for their roots
Reenactments of slaves being force-fed or drowning doesn't really serve a purpose because it feels demeaning to the memory of the people who actually lived through it
As Ruby is corrupted by Christina, her authentic experience as a sensuous Black woman with an ample figure, depicted onscreen, is now suddenly diluted and in a strange way distorted
In the episode titled 'Cultures Left Behind', Jackson calls himself a "lost son that returned" and says the visit "put a link back in my chain that was broken"
"Had that [slave trade] not happened I wouldn't have reached the place I have reached here", said Jackson speaking to Trevor Noah about the complex emotions that accompanied connecting with his ancestors' West African tribe, Benga, in Gabon
Why is it that we find a man like Evan taking emotional abuse so unbelievable when the same scenario of a financially-independent woman taking that sort of emotional abuse is so commonplace it is an established trope in sitcoms and dramas?
More than anything, this show needed a mature co-writer and maybe a better actress who could give the character and story some emotional heft and depth rather than the shallows of Katherine Ryan
The lead role is played by Katherine Ryan who had approached Netflix with the idea of a sitcom treatment of her own life as a "fabulous single mom living in London"
We get some sharp truth-telling that not only holds up a lens to White America but also elite Black America, who have been cushioned somewhat by their education and class privileges
Keef struggles with his Blackness -- he is confused about what he should stand for and what he should do. The miniseries also doesn't assume that all White people are automatically wrong
Lamorne Morris plays Keef based on artist Keith Knight on his journey to "wokeness" after a traumatic run-in with the police
The episode itself is called 'A History of Violence' and in Montrose, we see how that generational violence, both racial and familial, has resulted in self-loathing, self-harming, violent behaviors
"All of these threats of violence against a victim of domestic abuse... It’s peak #misogynoir," said a tweet from the show's writers who were appalled at the hate directed at Keyshawn for pulling a gun on Diamond
Katori Hall is interested in taking on, in subsequent storylines of Season 2, actual sex work, which wasn't portrayed at all in Season 1
Mercedes coming through for Hailey will make you hug yourself because girl solidarity is a thing now between these two characters
According to interviews about his character, Blue Kimble said Rome is a slick-talking, a Southern hustler and former drug dealer turned music executive who is in town looking to make some dreams come true
We see Montavius choking Autumn in one scene, while in another Mercedes breaks a bottle and swings it in full-on attack mode
We see Callum and Sephy together in the woods, away from cities and the police when Callum calls his momma Meggie to say they are safe
Sephy's naivete makes her decidedly unlikeable at times -- which is the point since the show portrays how privilege blinds. But the script doesn't support her the way it supports Callum and his radicalization -- which is equally naive
Masali Baduza, a South African newcomer, used her newbie status to approach the material with a fresh perspective while Jack Rowan decided to leave 'Peaky Blinders' for the chance to play Callum
The Netflix adaptation will expand on the contained world of Mart Crowley’s original play to include scenes on the streets of Manhattan and in Julius, one of the oldest gay bars still operating in NYC
Fans could not help notice that #Mandalorian was trending alongside because soon after Boyega's interview gained attention, Disney announced that Season 2 of 'The Mandalorian’ would air in October
Smita M has a Masters in Cultural Studies. She has worked in print and digital newsrooms in India and Nepal, writing on culture, politics, social trends, health, and lifestyle.