The Culturist

The Culturist
Hot takes on pop culture, politics, and cultural movements. By people stuck between cultures, for people stuck between cultures. Enjoy!
Created 07 Apr 2021
  • Cinderella (2021) Teaches Us To Be Dumb
    28 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    As a society, we should learn that any project with James Corden attached to it will always be either dumb or traumatizing (see: Cats (2020)). The latest example of the former is the new Amazon Prime ...
  • He-Man and Recycled Content as Diversity
    21 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    * Spoiler Warning for Masters of the Universe: Revelation! * Having recently watched Netflix's Masters of the Universe: Revelation, I found myself thinking a lot about the way in which women and other...
  • Shang Chi and Hollywood vs China
    14 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Source: SPOILER WARNING if you haven’t seen the film! Shang Chi was a blast, of course. Most Marvel movies are fun. But Shang Chi stands out from the others in the same way that Black Pan...
  • 4 Questions About The 'Atwoodverse'
    07 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    Source: With the fifth and final season of the Hulu show based on Margaret Atwood’s iconic novel The Handmaid’s Tale being underway, it’s important to take a closer look into this unive...
  • Why Does Marvel Feel Soulless?
    31 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    John Walker in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Source: Superhero films have always had their critics — people who (sometimes justifiably) called out the genre for being generic, and ...
  • More and More Recs
    24 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    George Clooney in Hail Caesar! Books: Non-Fiction: Who Cooked The Last Supper? A Women’s History Of The World by Rosalind Miles Who Cooked The Last Supper is one of the most eye-opening books we’ve ev...
  • More Recs from The Culturist!
    10 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Harley Quinn and Batman in Harley Quinn: The Animated S Books: Historical Fantasy: Kindred by Octavia E. Butler By one of the great writers in science fiction, this story is a tough look into the woun...
  • The Culturist Recommends
    03 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Shin Se-kyung as Goo Hae Ryung in Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung Books: Fantasy: Jade City by Fonda Lee This book has everything one looks for in a gangster movie (great action, complex characters, cl...
  • Lessons from 'Loki' and Foucault
    27 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    TVA headquarters, filmed at Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Source: Well, Marvel’s Loki certainly tried to say... something. If it hadn’t been so busy trying to set up the plot for Phase 4 of the...
  • Top 6 Ways to Undermine Your Female Hero Part 6
    20 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    5. The Smurfette Principle We finally come to the end of the Top 6 Ways To Undermine Your Female Hero with one of the most conventional forms of undermining female heroes: The Smurfette Principle. Fir...
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