Into Every Generation a Slayer Is Born: How Buffy Staked Our Hearts

From journalist and beloved cultural critic Evan Ross Katz comes Into Every Generation a Slayer Is Born: How Buffy Staked Our Hearts, a celebration of fandom and a study of one TV show’s continued influence on popular culture. Katz, an avowed Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanatic, speaks to influential figures from the program—including the cast (from Sarah Michelle Gellar to Seth Green), creators and crew. …

Abolishing The Fat Villain Stereotype in Pop Culture

From Jabba The Hutt to Harry Potter’s uncle Vernon, fat villains permeate pop culture, sustaining real-life biases that demean and dismiss fat people. It’s a trope that, Sarah Stark writes for Inverse, needs to be abolished. While making fat people out to be lacking morals or inherently bad (a fat body symbolizes “evidence of sin,” according to Canadian sociologist Fiona Whittington-Walsh), the entertainment industry’s reliance …

Dolly Parton and Tina Turner Tea Towel

Third Drawer Down teamed up with Indigenous-owned and -governed Aboriginal art center Iwantja Arts to produce a vibrant homeware line designed by Kaylene Whiskey, an artist from the remote community of Indulkana in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in South Australia. Whiskey draws inspiration from comic books and the pop culture of the ’80s. From the collection comes this 100% linen dish towel, measuring 19.7 by 26.4 …