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Pop Culture

Mansplaining and Nickelodeon’s Diversity “Problem”

This week in White Male Oppression (™) is author Mathew (yes, one “T”) Klickstein who is here to tell us all about the problem with diversity.

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LadyGhosts of TV Past

Retro Recap: The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, 1.3

Shelby Woo. I can’t quit you yet, not where there are still 10 more episodes of weird, wholesome, teenage crime-fighting hijinks. Apparently I have a lot of feelings about Shelby, so this time, I’ll just focus on one episode.

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Pop Culture

Everything I Learned (About School), I Learned from ’90s Cartoons: Hey Arnold

My first semester of grad school (all of two years ago), I took a class on “Families as Educators.”  I had planned that it would be a great supplement to the drier coursework of education policy briefs and memorizing education finance legislation as settled through Supreme Court rulings. This class was fluffier, and I probably […]

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Pop Culture

You Gotta Do It Big Time (Rush)

“They let a cow loose in the Palm Woods.” So begins last night’s text conversation with my sister. I typed the only logical reply:

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Game Shows

So I keep having this weird, recurring dream where I’m running through a giant game of Supermarket Sweep! And no matter how many turkeys, bottles of medication, and cheese I pile into my cart (you know, all the big ticket items), I can’t seem to break out of the isles and get back to my checkout […]

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Pop Culture

Kids’ Shows: Nickelodeon; The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I wanted to write about some of the new authors on the YA scene this year, but I haven’t finished one of the books I’m reading yet.  While I was, somewhat frantically, searching for another idea I got to thinking about some of the new kids’ TV shows that are out there.  I have come […]

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Pop Culture

Clarissa, Pete and Pete: They’re back!

If I had a dollar for every time my friends and I reminisced about how amazing it was being a child of the 1990s, I wouldn’t have to keep forbearing my graduate school loans. From Ace of Base to Lisa Frank, we can talk for hours about the things that made the decade fun, colorful, […]