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‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ proves how shared experience brings us together

Released as part of the expanded Star Trek Universe, Paramount Plus’s new animated series “Star Trek: Prodigy” is completely different from its predecessors. The hour-long pilot introduces us to our core characters Dal (Brett Gray, “On My Block”), the only one who speaks English as a first language; Zero (Angus Imrie, “War of the Worlds”), a […]

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‘The Fairly OddParents’ teaches us that privilege is not synonymous with satisfaction

Privilege.  It’s not synonymous with wealth per se, but its connotated with “getting ahead” of those who don’t have the same advantages. Privilege comes in all forms; one can obtain it through access to generational wealth, race, a household with two working parents and, in some extreme cases, fairies.  I’m talking, of course, about Timmy […]

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‘Y: The Last Man’ imagines a world without men and workplace inequality

“But ma’am, without no man, there is no future,” says Kimberly Cunningham (Amber Tamblyn, “Drunk History”), the dead president’s daughter, as sleep-deprived women scurry to save leftover survivors after mass destruction. But really, what would the world be like without men? Could the rest of humanity survive, naturally and successfully, on their own? Or would […]

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‘Them’ is Black trauma in a nutshell

Film director Jordan Peele set the tone for modern African American horror and suspense stories. The genre is an interesting concept, yet it signifies an extremely significant shift in the portrayal of trauma experienced by Black people, albeit presented allegorically. But when does it become too much? “Them” is situated underneath Hollywood’s idea of telling […]