Fine Arts

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Hollywood Structures: The Age Gap in Relationships

The landscape of Hollywood gives male celebrities permission to prey on younger women, like 31-year-old rapper Drake's relationship with-18 year-old model Bella Harris.
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Reevaluating Artivism in Janelle Monáe’s “Dirty Computer”

Janelle Monáe's newest album offers insight into both how crucial queer black female representation is, and how it's achieved through a concept known as artivism.
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Combating Bias? Nicki Minaj and the Merit of “Twitter Beef”

Nicki Minaj's new album has drawn criticism, but the artist is not afraid to defend herself -- especially on Twitter.
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Nature, Nurture, and Unknown Harms

Three identical strangers realized they were more than just triplets: they were the subjects of a scientific study on nature versus nurture.
Silhouettes of people in front of Picasso's painting "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon"

Reframing Picasso: Hannah Gadsby and “Separating the Man from the Art”

Hannah Gadsby's reframing of Picasso's cubism is more than a piece of art criticism -- it's revolutionary.
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Unjust Laws and Elastigirl’s Example

The Incredibles 2 is more than a family blockbuster -- it presents theories of the ethics of law in a clear, understandable way.
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Reputation over Potential: “Classic” Humor, Art History, and the Women on...

Hannah Gadsby, lauded comedian, also has an art history degree. And she's got something to say about Pablo Picasso.
Photograph of Edwin Austin Abbey's painting of a scene from Shakespeare's King Lear

Could Gender-Blind Casting Limit Epistemic Injustice?

Gender-blind casting is often hailed as progressive and groundbreaking. But what philosophical work is it doing?

The Moral Messages of Violence in Media

Is the gritty violence portrayed in shows like The Handmaid's Tale actually doing any good?
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On Bad Artists, Good Art

We've all probably wondered: is it okay to like good shows created by bad people? The answer? Complicated.