On ‘Pose’, the Past Is the Present

Death stalks just about every nook, crevice, and corridor of Pose’s fourth episode. Only, it’s not the scowl of HIV/AIDS that is the threat this time. Many characters on the current season of the FX hit—its second; and a fantastic one so far—still struggle with the...

The Quiet Force of YouTuber Etika’s Gaze

What is the weight of a young black man’s gaze? Who does it trigger? What does it want to say? What is he trying to say? We will never know for certain what more Desmond Amofah wanted to communicate—this week, the body of the popular YouTube gamer was found in...