What Happens in Vegas is None of Your Business

Las Vegas is a city like few others. It’s used in many iconic American stories as a symbol ...
Bill Cosby sitting across from Lisa Bonet

Not Quite Right: The Father Daughter Dynamic in the Cosby Show

The father daughter dynamic in Cosby's show reveals how enmeshed we are in rape and misogynistic culture.

Stars and Scars: Disfigurement in Film

Onscreen, scarring represents a loss of beauty for women and toughness for men, but what about the actors who bear visible scars?

Don’t Say Cheese! The Smiles of Buster Keaton and Humphrey Bogart

Some celebrities like Buster Keaton and Humphrey Bogart are recognized for not smiling—and when they do, it comes across as, well, unnatural.

The Apu Trilogy Revisited

The Apu Trilogy of films has been newly restored and re-released

An American in Paris: Onstage and Onscreen

Whatever your thoughts on the Broadway production, An American in Paris is a big deal in the history of movie musicals.
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Spike Lee, Danny Aiello
Credit: Universal Pictures/Courtesy Neal Peters Collection

Forming a Critical Sense of Race with Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing”

Interpretations of the film may differ by race, media scholar Kelli Marshall finds.

May the 4th Be With You…The Ego and Id in The Empire Strikes Back

A Freudian reading of The Empire Strikes Back for Star Wars Day

Why You Know Marc Maron Better Than Your Own Family

How the transmedia work of Marc Maron engages with fans.

Rednecks: A Brief History

What is a "redneck" exactly? Kelli Marshall explores a brief history of the word.