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COVID-1984? Examining Accusations of Authoritarianism in Pandemic Safety Measures

“You fucking Nazi,” the young man said to me. He was about my height, skinny, and wore a backwards billed cap over his shoulder-length hair. In another world, maybe we could have been friends—but not now, not at this moment in history. For, in the middle of a deadly pandemic, the young man had gone … Continue reading COVID-1984? Examining Accusations of Authoritarianism in Pandemic Safety Measures

Six years after #OscarsSoWhite, the 93rd Academy Awards nominations are record-setting

On January 15, 2015, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its full list of nominees for its 87th Academy Awards ceremony. The announcements were made early, shuffled to an at-dawn time slot for what the Academy likely guessed would be an uneventful lead-up procedure for the big night. They were wrong. Audience … Continue reading Six years after #OscarsSoWhite, the 93rd Academy Awards nominations are record-setting