Miley Cyrus Is Another Empty Vessel
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Miley Cyrus Is Another Empty Vessel

Miley Cyrus is the girl of the moment, with her controversial videos and live performances fueling Twitter conversations and thinkpieces everywhere. Her haircut, fashion choices, and apparent disregard for her teenybopper past are all the ridiculous reasons why people deride her. For this and other reasons, I would love to defend Miley Cyrus. She is … Continue reading

Film Noir Femmes Fatales: Five of Hollywood’s Finest Dames
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Film Noir Femmes Fatales: Five of Hollywood’s Finest Dames

The trope of the film noir dame, with her cascading hair, scarlet lips, and double-crossing, smooth-talking ways, is a familiar stereotype indeed. From Jessica Rabbit to Betty Boop (both based on film legends themselves; Veronica Lake and 20’s silent-film “it” girl Clara Bow, respectively), she has been mythologized relentlessly since her conception. In the dimly-lit … Continue reading