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Muslim participants of different backgrounds who participated in an audience study said they identify with Kamala Khan, also known as Ms. Marvel, because she’s connected both to her ancestral culture and her American one. (Daniel McFadden/Marvel Studios 2022)

Why Ms. Marvel matters so much to Muslim, South Asian fans

Ms. Marvel represents a break from the ‘Muslim equals Middle Eastern’ portrayals popular in western media.
Joaquin Phoenix in Joker (2019): the Joker’s humour-filled rebellion has typically contrasted with Batman’s dour moral self-righteousness. Warner Bros

The Joker’s origin story comes at a perfect moment: clowns define our times

Culturally, the joker turns socially significant places into spaces of carnival, revealing cracks within the social order. He is an enduring character – and a common figure in 2019.

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