The Beauty Trap: The Contradictory Message of PBS’ MAKERS

By Elizabeth Ganley-Roper When I first heard about the launching of the new initiative, “MAKERS: Women Who Make America,” by PBS and AOL in late February, I was thrilled. A new platform for highlighting and sharing the stories of powerful and inspirational women across American through video interviews, MAKERS is yet another … [Read more...]

Hollywood Chinese

From the sexed-up Suzie Wong to the kung fu fighting Bruce Lee, THIRTEEN's American Masters tackles issues of race and representation in Hollywood Chinese. American feature films often portray the Chinese as exotic and devious characters - or simply the "other" - reflecting the entertainment industry's inherent racial prejudices … [Read more...]