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.

In Miranda’s ‘Hamilton,’ an Immigrant Forges a Nation [OPINION]

  |  Topic: Entertainment, Media Analysis, Opinion, Reviews

through some perfect alignment in the stars of the universe, I found myself sitting last Tuesday night, May 22, under the lights of Atlanta’s Fox Theatre seeing the Broadway production of “Hamilton,” a musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda with a racially diverse cast that translates the story of America’s conception into rap.

’13 Reasons Why,’ Season 2: The Repercussions We All Live With [REVIEW]

  |  Topic: Entertainment, Media Analysis, Reviews

Spoiler alerts: “13 Reasons Why” released their second season on May 18, and this season delivered what I predicted it would. I recently watched the season two, and I knew the series was going to be about repercussions and how the students’ actions most definitely have consequences.