BOYS AND CURLS: ‘BAD HAIR’ EXPLORES THE COLLISION OF ADOLESCENCE, MASCULINITY AND SOCIETAL EXPECTATIONS

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One of the more frustrating ordeals our society subjects children to is the way we categorize their behavior into personality types we’ve created before they’ve had any time to figure out who they are for themselves. How pointless it is to tell a girl who doesn’t like dresses that she’s a “tomboy,” or a boy […]

JONES UNCHAINED: ‘THE HOMESMAN’ RETHINKS THE REVISIONIST WESTERN

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At a time when the Revisionist Western is now more common than the traditional variety it subverted, the market for new angles from which to deconstruct America’s expansion has gotten a bit flooded. There are no more tales of do-gooders and lawmen versus scoundrels and ruffians who want to exploit the wild frontier, only morally […]