A consistently intelligent (or at least bright), coherently constructed comedy that is on occasion a rather pointed critique of the American education system in the…
Angelica Jade Bastién is a Chicago based critic and essayist. She’s written for the New York Times, Vulture, The Atlantic, and The Village Voice.
An interview with writer/director Julie Dash about "Daughters of the Dust," on the occasion of the film's 25th anniversary.
An essay on the legacy of actress Joan Crawford.
An essay on Prince's masculinity, artistry and blackness.
An appreciation of the lasting power of Bette Davis.
A piece on how CW's "The Flash" takes a subversive edge to modern portrayals of superhero masculinity.