Only M.I.A. Could Turn A Corporate Collaboration Into A Cause

In honor of World Recycle Week (April is no longer just about Earth Day anymore when it comes to “green” endeavors), M.I.A.’s surprising collaboration with H&M has put a spotlight on the video for her latest song, “Rewear It.” Opening amid a mountainous landscape, sound bites like “The environmental problem is real” …

A Two-Pronged Examination of the “What It Feels Like for A Girl” Video (Both Are Bleak)

In 2001, Madonna was still riding high on the wave of the release of her eighth studio album, Music. Though it came out on September 18, 2000, the video for “What It Feels Like For A Girl,” directed by then-love, current nemesis Guy Ritchie, resuscitated a conversation about the record. …

Inherited Trauma & Transparent Season 2

The traumas of our ancestors–their hardships, their psychological issues–live within us in a way that is perhaps too intense and uncanny for us to fully process, least of all for the Pfeffermans, Jill Soloway’s dysfunctional family creation. As the first episode of Transparent‘s second season, “Kina Hora,” commences, eldest Pfefferman …