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The Minority Report | Ashley Kim

The date is Aug. 21. I’m lying in a field, and I’m looking up at the sky through solar filters. There’s a low chatter and frequent laughter that surrounds me, but all I’m thinking about is how I’m allergic to grass and I wish I

The Minority Report | Ashley Kim

When I was 16, I wanted to be an actress. At 18, I wanted to be a sports reporter. Now, I dream of having my own TV show. All of these professions are ones dominated by cis white males. However, I have fortunately, never doubted

The Minority Report | Ashley Kim

At the beginning of the summer, I distinctly remember being reprimanded by a friend who had discovered that I had never seen The Walking Dead. Her specific response was something along the lines of “????????????” I just didn’t understand what was cool about a show

Feminist Agenda // Taylor Kirby

Clichés tend to crop up at the difficult crossroads of our lives, a verbal barrier constructed to put distance between ourselves and whatever complex emotion we’re grappling with. We lean on them because they connect us to a lineage of like-minded people; they lack creativity,

Feminist Agenda // Taylor Kirby

As innovatively explosive as the podcast scene is right . now, the best of the best are the shows that draw life from the genre’s roots: audio journalism. Welcome to Night Vale reignited the podcast spark, but it was Serial’s investigative reporting that would later

Feminist Agenda // Taylor Kirby

This week’s blasphemy: I like the new Beauty and the Beast more than I like the original. I won’t argue the live-action version is a perfect piece of filmmaking that usurped the place of a classic in my heart—Beauty and the Beast always ranked low

Feminist Listicle // Taylor Kirby

He sleeps/leaves me alone for 22 hours a day He won’t be traumatized because I named him Darcy, even though he has every right to be It’s socially acceptable to lock him in a cage in public He doesn’t die when he falls off the

Feminist Agenda // Taylor Kirby

A few weeks ago, I was trying to write a piece about subverting societal expectations, the condensed version of which reads like this: for as long as I can remember, I’ve never wanted to get married or have kids. My Barbies were more likely to die

Feminist Agenda // Taylor Kirby

As binge watching changed how audiences interacted with television, so too did it change how television was produced. A few years ago, I was complaining to my manager about how I wasn’t falling in love with Buffy no matter how many episodes I watched in

Feminist Agenda // Taylor Kirby

Yesterday was my birthday; more importantly, it marked five years since Fun. came out with their last album. Fun.’s been with me through a lot. They played me off the stage at my high school graduation; they were my first show at Red Rocks; and,