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FFR #59: If Beale Street Could Talk
This week on FFR, we’re discussing Moonlight director Barry Jenkins’ wonderful new film, If Beale Street Could Talk. We get into the striking beauty of the film’s visual composition, the way it creates a feeling of community and solidarity, and how it somehow manages to overflow with warmth, even while gazing directly at the cruelties of […]
FFR 58: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
We’re kicking off 2019 with an FFR lovefest thanks to the exuberant and incredible Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse! Join us as we celebrate one of the best films of last year, with appreciation for its depiction of a diverse and lively Brooklyn, its wonderful hero, its touching Stan Lee cameo, and the way it fully embraces […]
FREQ #19: The Writing’s On the Wall for Jessica Pabón-Colón
  Each issue of the FREQ newsletter brings you an interview with a fascinating, inspiring, talented woman we think you should know more about. In our latest issue, we talk to pioneering interdisciplinary Latina scholar and activist, Dr. Jessica Pabón-Colón. Her recent book, Graffiti Grrlz: Performing Feminism in the Hip Hop Diaspora is a towering yet accessible […]
Carolyn’s Top Five Games of 2018
Each year, the barrage of game releases feels bigger and more unmanageable than the last. In some ways, I suppose that’s a good problem to have, but it does mean that there are some much-talked-about games that I simply haven’t played, or haven’t played enough to know what I think of them. These games include Return […]
The Message in the Medium Part II
In this, the second of two FREQ Show episodes devoted to media literacy, we delve deeper into some essential concepts after establishing the foundations in our first episode. Here, we dig into how elements like cinematography and sound design shape our experience of visual media, and how the centering of white people in movies and TV, […]
FFR #57: She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
This week, we journey to the world of Etheria for showrunner Noelle Stevenson’s bold reimagining of She-Ra, and we very much like what we see! From the surprisingly complex explorations of friendship dynamics (for what’s ostensibly a children’s cartoon) to the terrific assortment of body types to the wonderful way that some characters don’t conform to […]
FFR 56: Doctor Who
At long last, Anita and Ebony finally get around to talking about Doctor Who on the podcast! First, they both share their different relationships with the history of the show, and what they’re bringing with them to the new season, which stars Jodie Whittaker as the show’s first female Doctor. (Please note that this episode was […]
The Message in the Medium
This time on The FREQ Show, we’re talking about something that’s at the very core of our mission here at Feminist Frequency, something we believe is truly important: media literacy. Unfortunately, while it’s an essential skill, media literacy often gets short shrift in our schools, and we figured we could all use a quick crash/refresher course […]
FFR #55: Green Book
This week on FFR, Ebony and Carolyn take a road trip with Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali in Green Book. The film initially had a good deal of Oscar buzz, and in fact it was just chosen as the best film of 2018 by the National Board of Review. However, not everyone thinks the praise is […]
FFR #54: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
This week, we’re off to Greendale to spend some time with the new Netflix series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina! The latest incarnation of the teenage witch who originated in comics in the early 1960s and who famously had her own TV show in the 1990s, The Chilling Adventures takes a creepier approach, with plenty of […]
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On October 2nd, the highly anticipated debut from Anita Sarkeesian and Ebony Adams will hit shelves. History Vs. Women is going to shake the foundations of what you know about larger-than-life women in history — but more importantly, it’s going to introduce you to a breathtaking tapestry of artists, Amazons, scholars, rebels, and villains you’ll be delighted to know. Pre-order today and get ready to be amazed by what women can do when they dare to be great.