Category: Commentary

The Distorted Feminism of Dune

SPOILERS ABOUND WITHIN THIS ARTICLE It might be said that one of the reasons Dune is so well loved is that there are enough elements to the story that readers with different interests can enjoy the same story. Director Denis Villeneuve focuses on a number of things in his films including Paul’s reluctance to ascend to power, […]

March 17, 2024 | Posted in Commentary
The Controversial Nature of the YA Genre

From time to time a brouhaha stirs up around the idea of what qualifies as a YA book. Generally this begins with the insistence that a true YA book is written for a teen audience, which would seem self-evident. The genre, after all, is Young Adult. And yet… if it were so simple there wouldn’t […]

November 18, 2023 | Posted in Commentary
Power Plays

In any artistic medium there are two positions of power. The content creators and those who control the distribution channels. The studios in Hollywood are such a force to be reckoned with because they often manage to be both, sort of. Because they control a third piece that is integral to the process and historically […]

February 5, 2014 | Posted in Commentary