superheroes

Why Do Bands Only Seem to Write Sad Songs About Superman?

“Truth, justice and the American way!”  That’s Superman’s whole deal, right? He’s supposed to be a bright, sunny and most of all hopeful character. Yet…

Teens Are Changing What It Means to Be Spider-Man

As a kid, Rohann Asfaw’s favorite movies were the early-aughts Spider-Man series with Tobey Maguire. But it wasn’t until he saw 2018’s animated film Spider-Man:…

What Happened in the Days After My Epic ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Marathon

A few weeks ago, I went and saw Avengers: Endgame for the fourth time. For this latest viewing, I went to my local drive-in and…

How ‘Dark Phoenix’ Fails Its Female Cast — and Audience

Trusting soul that I am, I tend to believe that filmmakers have honorable intentions when trying to give their movies a more feminist worldview. In…