Octavia Spencer as Madam C.J. Walker

Make Way for Madam C.J. Walker

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How ‘The Farewell’ Portrays Home In All Its Abstract Glory

Something about Lulu Wang's The Farewell feels familiar to me. This strikes me early on in the film, when we find ourselves in Changchun, the Chinese city in which much of the film takes place, via a series of wide-angle shots of various apartment buildings, endlessly tall and taking up much of the city's landscape.…

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, the Full-season Review

Since the original High School Musical (2006),  musical theatre boomed into the television mainstream. From the hit comedy sitcom Glee (Fox) aired from 2009 to 2015, to the gritty drama Rise (NBC) aired in 2017, the creator of High School Musical: The Musical Series, Tim Ferdle definitely took notes on what worked on both of…

Best of the 2010s: Everything Else

NerdyPoC’s Best of the 2010s series comes to a close! Thank you for joining us on this walk down the decade's memory lane. This is our fourth and final installment of our Best of the 2010s series: everything else, a compilation of books, anime, comics, music, and pop culture. If you missed the rest of…

School of Rock: An Underrated Attempt at Inclusivity

Sixteen years ago, a movie about Jack Black teaching sheltered, overprotected prep school children how to rock 'n' roll premiered in theaters. School of Rock went on to become the highest-grossing music-themed comedy of all time—until 2015 when it was overtaken by Pitch Perfect 2. It also spawned a TV series, a Broadway musical, and…