My racial identity is defined by neither black marginalization nor black triumph.
With the culture wars reset and reignited, the question remains: what is pop culture’s role?
Vine’s less recognized role as a social network is what should be praised most of all.
However, what happens if the range of identities presented in a work is so wide that you can’t find your own?
Great popular art speaks to us because it illustrates the current zeitgeist, but personal art speaks to us because it illuminates our own experience.
Rather than despairing at what they—and, by extension what we—ultimately couldn’t control, Ryan and Amy chose instead to focus on enjoying the moments when control was irrelevant.