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“Adam, try these apples!”

she probably wasn't this sad, y'all! that fruit was probably delicious.

by Elisabed Gedevanishvili I often find myself a subject of random, almost creepy glares. As I speak, or watch TV, sing in shower, or twerk in my room, I feel as if someone’s watching me and critiquing my behavior according to a prewritten, unkown criteria. Like all boundaries, these criteria must have been created by someone [...]

The shade(ism) of it all

Most of the dolls I owned as a kid were this shade, never darker

by Sam Holmes It took me a minute to process what she had just said. It was pretty straight-forward, but I struggled to really wrap my mind around it. She paused, and then repeated herself: “I want to study outside, but I can’t afford to get any darker. This is as dark as I am [...]

SPARK TV Week: No, Yes, Maybe


by Alice Wilder Mulaney Every single review of Fox’s Mulaney that I have read starts with the reviewer insisting that they really, really want to like the show. I say this because I want you to know that I know what I’m about to say is cliche: I want to like Mulaney. The main character [...]

SPARK TV Week: 5 shows we’re still missing

us too

by Maya Brown If you’re getting fed up with all the new TV shows starting this month that are as sexist and stereotypical as ever (more on this tomorrow!), maybe it’s time to take it back to some classics. Here is a list to help you out with my top 5 shows to watch on [...]

SPARK TV Week: We tried to believe in ABC’s Selfie

We love you but we don't love your show SORRY

by Cori Fulcher I wanted to like Selfie. I liked the main actors and I like My Fair Lady. For a moment, I thought it was going to be a musical, and that made me very excited. The trailer made me cringe, but I brushed it off. Karen Gillan was playing a mean girl! John [...]

SPARK TV Week: Brittani Nichols’ Words With Girls

by Montgomery Jones Issa Rae is something of a legend in the YouTube/webseries community.  Her successful show The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl has garnered positive feedback from The New York Times, Forbes, and viewers around the world.   With masterminds like Shonda Rhimes and Pharrell reaching out to Ms. Rae, it’s safe to say this [...]