A YouTube producer trying to create a parody of ‘The Simpsons’ found out that Apu is being phased out of the show. While many will miss Apu, others reflect on what his character represents – a flat stereotype of South Asian immigrants.
Recent rumours of Apu's demise may be exaggerated but his presence has been slowly written out of 'The Simpsons,' and many feel it is time for the stereotyped Indian-American character to go.
Mary Quant with Vidal Sassoon, 1964.
photograph by Ronald Dumont, Image courtesy of V&A Museum
This exhibition is perfectly timed – feminism and fashion need Mary Quant now more than ever.
A scene from ‘Boy Erased,’ released this month. The film depicts Christian conversion therapy, something the author has experienced and strongly recommends be outlawed in Canada and globally.
In 2018, Hollywood released two films depicting youth forced into Christian ex-gay conversion therapy programs. A survivor of these programs tells the story.
Johnny Depp as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
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From witching equality to what we'd see if we looked in a real Mirror of Erised, researchers explore the magic of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy.
The stigma attached to HIV and AIDS, particularly in hip hop culture, is rife. The disease is represented poorly and often factually incorrect through lyrics.
‘It’s really difficult to live as a rock musician in Bangladesh,“ says Samir Hafiz, a guitarist in the heavy metal band Warfaze.
For decades, Bangladesh had a very vibrant – and highly political – rock scene. But the genre is struggling to survive the country's crackdown on dissent and increasing Islamic conservatism.
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Fifty years after its release, the Beatles' White Album continues to inspire and provoke creativity.
Photo by Laurie Sparham © 2017 Disney Enterprises, Inc.
The latest fairy tale movie from Disney has a dark twist, so it's right on trend.
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We've had 90 years of those famous ears.
Five become four: the Spice Girls announce their 2019 tour.
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The girl group is hoping that hordes of 1990s 'tweens' will buy into their reunion.
From LGBTQI rights to racial justice, companies are embracing the social issues that matter to their consumers. And, of course, that makes sense.
Lifetime Supply. Bee Hughes.
Art can be a powerful means to confront and subvert stigma around menstruation.
Carmel Building in Diagonal Street, Johannesburg.
Museum Africa (left) Yeshiel Panchia (right)
Johannesburg Then and Now is an important book about what ought to be appreciated and "saved".
Images of Donald Trump from the midterm campaign.
Illustration by Bob Britten
Here's a riddle: What's the dominant image of the 2018 election campaign? There isn't one. But there are many.
Still from 'The Matrix', 1999
When it was released in 1999, The Matrix introduced a new type of image: bullet-time. Bruce Isaacs explains why it has become one of the most influential special effects in the history of cinema.
From August 2014, the BBC’s four-year project followed the lives of ordinary people facing the stress of war on the home front.
Over four years, this BBC Radio 4 drama chronicled the daily lives of ordinary people dealing with the hardships of World War I.
A photograph by Oliver de Ros presents a different impression of the migrants at the Guatemalan border than the standard tropes published. Migrants bound for the U.S.-Mexico border wait on a bridge that stretches over the Suchiate River, connecting Guatemala and Mexico, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.
(AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
Photographs can influence us -- they can inspire us to act and they can also impact the way we think about issues. The recent published photos about the migrant 'caravan' convey several stereotypes.
Passengers aboard the MS St. Louis from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archives.
Courtesy of Dr. Liane Reif-Lehrer. Copyright of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
We can learn a lot about our past from fictional stories. In 'What is Left the Daughter,' author Howard Norman presents a cautionary tale from the Second World War of xenophobia and prejudice.
Men of U.S. 64th Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, celebrate the news of the Armistice, November 11, 1918.
Writers like Virginia Woolf, Arthur Conan Doyle and J.M. Barrie suffered personal loss during the First World War. Their grief and insight helped readers with their own post-war collective grief.
First lady Melania Trump looks out over Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, during a safari guided by Nelly Palmeris, right.
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
When you are the first lady of the United States, your fashion choices are scrutinized. Why did Melania Trump choose to wear a pith helmet, a classic symbol of colonialism?