Finding Identity and the Pursuit of Feminism in ‘Paige in Full’ at the Alliance Theatre

  |  Topic: Entertainment, Media Analysis, Reviews, Theatre

“Paige in Full” at the Alliance Theatre is a powerful one woman show that tackles themes of race, nationality, identity, feminism and self expression. Paige Hernandez uses hip-hop and movement work to tell her own story about growing up in Baltimore. Trial after trial, the audience sees how she uses dance as a way to save her own life and mind.

Calling Out the Positive Force of ‘Call-Out’ Culture

  |  Topic: Culture, Media Analysis, News, VOX Media Cafe

It doesn’t matter who you are, if you’ve done something bad in form or fashion, Twitter will find a way to come for you. With this rise of call-out culture, especially on social media, people are starting to re-evaluate what this means.

The Impact of Rap Music Videos on Teenage Society

  |  Topic: Atlanta Word Works, Entertainment, Media Analysis, Music, Videos, VOX Media Cafe
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Teens like to keep up with the latest trends but we often get so entangled in the drama of our daily lives and we don’t really take the time to analyze how this music and its underlying messages, affect our thinking.

How Media Really Affects Mental Health

  |  Topic: Health and Wellness, Media Analysis, VOX Media Cafe
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If you’ve been online in the past few months, you’ve seen countless discussions about The Netflix drama series “13 Reasons Why” and its portrayal of and effects on mental health. Our VOX Media Cafe team was inspired by these conversations. We decided to tackle the topic of mental health and the media, and how the […]

What We Can Learn From the Women of ‘Hamilton’

  |  Topic: Entertainment, Girl Code, Identity, Media Analysis, Music, Opinion, Reviews, Theatre

As “Hamilton: An American Musical” departs Atlanta after a record-breaking run at Fox Theatre, it’s important to pay close attention to the characters Angelica and Eliza Schuyler. The importance of women having a voice still rings true today.

Artistry Aside, ‘Hamilton’ is Still a Show About a Bunch of White Folks

  |  Topic: Entertainment, Identity, Media Analysis, Music, Opinion, Race/Ethnicity, Reviews, Theatre

“Hamilton” has a diverse cast, even Alexander Hamilton himself is a person of color. The only white people are the dancers and King George. But in real life, none of these were people of color. Just because they chose actors who look like me doesn’t make me relate to the characters more.