‘The Hate U Give’ is an Emotional Roller Coaster — for all the Right Reasons

  |  Topic: Books, Entertainment, Identity, Opinion, Race/Ethnicity, Reviews

Walking into the press screening, I was praying that I wasn’t going to watch another subpar movie about progressing the black movement that failed to break any new ground. I am ecstatic to announce that my prayers were answered.

‘I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl’ Explores Identity, Stereotypes and, of course, Manic Pixie Dream Girls!

  |  Topic: Books, Identity, Reviews

When her boyfriend breaks up with her for a girl easily defined as a Manic Pixie Dream Girl, Beatrice reinvents herself as Trixie Giovanni, a sunflower-loving, French-speaking, bubbly young girl with an affinity for mismatched shoes in order to win him back.