A Wrinkle in Time and Representations That Hurt
We catch up on Ava DuVernay’s new movie. Then, a conversation with Bim Adewunmi and Antonia Cereijido about representations that made us feel ashamed or embarrassed.
Unpacking The ChiA closer look at Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe’s show and its depiction of Chicago.
Oscar-Nominated: A Fantastic Woman, Strong Island, and Lady BirdAhead of the 90th Academy Awards, we discuss Chile’s Foreign Language Film nominee and revisit conversations with two first-time directors.
Thinking About #MeToo Through Quentin Tarantino and Gloria AllredTwo Tarantino fans wrestle with his films’ handling of gender and race. Then, an interview with Marta Kauffman and Gloria Allred about their new documentary.
Represent Takes on SundanceSebastián Silva explains why he chose to tackle the black American experience in his latest film, Tyrel.
Bambadjan Bamba Comes Out as UndocumentedThe actor, best known for The Good Place and the upcoming Black Panther, says Hollywood should stand with immigrants in the industry by fighting for DACA.
Hollywood Women Respond to #MeTooWe discuss the anti-harassment initiative Time’s Up and talk to Great American Baking Show winner Vallery Lomas about her season’s sudden cancellation.
She’s Gotta Have It Writer Radha BlankOn working with Spike Lee, responding to criticisms of the show, and being a woman of color in the writers room.
Coco and Portrayals of Latinos in AnimationWe discuss Disney-Pixar’s newest film and look back at animation’s complicated history of Latino representation.
The Mindy Project and Dawn-Lyen Gardner of Queen SugarWe discuss the finale of Mindy Kaling’s once-groundbreaking rom-com series. Then, Gardner talks to us about Queen Sugar’s second season.
Q’orianka Kilcher on Portraying a Native American HeroineThe actress talks starring in Te Ata, dealing with typecasting, and how her activism influences her work.
Telling Marsha P. Johnson’s StoryWe discuss the importance of trans perspectives in filmmaking and talk to activist Victoria Cruz about her role in Netflix’s new documentary, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson.
The Return of ScandalAs Shonda Rhimes’ game-changing drama enters its final season, we recap the premiere episode.
Strong Island Director Yance FordThe filmmaker describes the journey to making his new, deeply personal documentary about the murder of his brother, William Ford Jr.
What Went Down at the 2018 OscarsRecapping the night’s highs and lows with actor and comedian Chris Lamberth.
Black Panther Production Designer Hannah BeachlerOn bringing Wakanda to life and what it’s like working with Ryan Coogler and Beyoncé.
Wesley Snipes on Blade and Black PantherWe discuss black superheroes on the big screen that predate Ryan Coogler’s new Marvel blockbuster.
Jane the Virgin Star Jaime CamilOn playing Rogelio de la Vega, lending his voice to Coco, and the state of Latino representation in Hollywood.
Oscar Nomination Predictions and Filmmaker Charles BurnettWe try to get inside the minds of this year’s Academy voters. Then, an interview with the esteemed director behind Killer of Sheep and other great films.
Film Producer DeVon FranklinOn his commandments for achieving secular success with faith-based films like The Star.
Represent: 2017 in ReviewReflecting on the year in representation, from Moonlight to the Weinstein fallout.
She’s Gotta Have It and Filmmaker Greta GerwigThe Lady Bird director talks stepping behind the camera for the first time.
Comedian Hari KondaboluOn his new documentary, The Problem With Apu, and how his stand-up routine changed after 9/11.
All I See Is You and Q’orianka Kilcher: The TranscriptRead a full transcript of Episode No. 66 of Slate Represent.
Gabourey Sidibe, Live From New OrleansThe actress talks to Aisha Harris about her role on Empire, sexism in Hollywood, and her directorial debut The Tale of Four.
Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood’s “Open Secret” CultureDozens of women have accused the film mogul of sexual harassment and assault. What does the fallout tell us about the industry’s power dynamics?
Fall TV RoundupOur panel of guests discusses hopes and fears about new and returning shows this season.
Bollywood Star Ali FazalOn crossing over to Hollywood, his new film Victoria & Abdul, and what it means to represent India at home and abroad.