What Do TV’s Race Fantasies Actually Want to Say?

Not all fantasies are created equal. Take Bridgerton, the multiracial British period drama that is producer Shonda Rhimes’ first show for Netflix. It was an unprecedented hit: Reaching 82 million households, the Regency era romance became Netflix’s most watched show ever, an immovable colossus of pop culture. Our eyes dart and sway, our attention rarely […]

Billie Eilish and the Future of the Pop Star Documentary

Here’s the thing about pop stardom: The world is unable to divert its stare. Like a vortex, it sucks in eyes. It’s a disco ball, reflecting humanity onto itself. For women especially, it’s a minefield. When you’re famous, people feel entitled to look at you, then critique what they see. Artists in revealing outfits are […]

How To Develop an App Like Netflix in 2021 (Part 2)

With currently around 183 million subscribers (April 2020), Netflix is the world’s leading video streaming service. It was founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in 1997 as a DVD-by-mail rental service. By now, Netflix is available in over 190 countries and allows its users to watch a variety of TV shows, movies, documentaries, and […]