Aisha Harris
Aisha Harris Aisha Harris

Aisha Harris is a Slate culture writer and host of the Slate podcast Represent.

Movies
April 19 2018 10:26 AMI Feel Pretty Has Good Intentions, but It Doesn’t Have the BrainsIn this body-positive comedy, Amy Schumer gains self-confidence from a bump on the head.
Brow Beat
April 17 2018 2:32 PMBeyoncé’s HBCU Tribute at Coachella Was the Latest in a Proud TraditionShe brought the black schools to the world stage, but she still kept it FUBU.
Brow Beat
April 11 2018 5:45 AMGrool IntentionsThe Mean Girls musical makes some welcome updates, but lacks the movie’s bite.
Brow Beat
April 2 2018 7:32 AMHow Much Does Film Distributor Neon Love Movies With Neon-Lit Scenes?A lot, it seems.
Represent
March 30 2018 8:00 AMIsle of DogsWes Anderson’s latest animated feature doesn’t consider Asian-American viewers.
Brow Beat
March 28 2018 5:08 PM“Gilead Is Within You” in the Chilling Trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2
Brow Beat
March 22 2018 8:19 AMNew Pop Culture Trend Alert: the Black Lady TherapistFrom Crazy Ex-Girlfriend to You’re the Worst, they seem to be everywhere.
Represent
March 16 2018 12:11 PMA Wrinkle in Time and Representations That HurtWe 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.
Brow Beat
March 9 2018 11:25 AMIroning Out A Wrinkle in TimeWhat, exactly, went wrong with this movie? Does the ending make any sense? And what was up with those sandwiches, anyway? Three Slate critics discuss.
Movies
March 7 2018 2:05 PMA Wrinkle in Time Is Less Subtle Than a Tesseract, but It Finds Moments of Humanity When It CanIf you’re a tween, or able to tap into your inner tween, you just might fall for it.
Brow Beat
March 5 2018 2:40 AMThe Fish-Monster Sex Movie Was a Disappointingly Safe Choice for Best Picture
Watch Smarter
March 2 2018 12:38 PM Why Sports in Movies Always Look FakeAnd how I, Tonya and Battle of the Sexes got it right.
Brow Beat
Feb. 27 2018 12:14 PMTwelve Wins That Could Make History at the Oscars This Sunday
Brow Beat
Feb. 23 2018 8:00 AMBlack Panther Is the Most Feminist Superhero Movie YetYes, including Wonder Woman.
Brow Beat
Feb. 21 2018 6:05 PMBlack Panther’s Dialect Coach on Wakanda’s Regional Accents and Prepping ActorsAlso, how she’s working to “raise the bar” for African accents.
Politics
April 19 2018 5:52 AMBeing Black in PublicWhen you’re black in America, you’re either seen as a problem or not seen at all.
Brow Beat
April 12 2018 4:12 PMAn Update on Dolly Parton’s (Formerly Dixie) Stampede
Brow Beat
April 9 2018 11:31 AMThe Simpsons Addressed Hari Kondabolu’s Problem With Apu By Shrugging at the Problem
Brow Beat
March 30 2018 2:35 PMRoseanne Season 2 Is Officially Happening
Brow Beat
March 30 2018 7:33 AMThe Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in April
Brow Beat
March 28 2018 8:50 AMThe Academy Clears President John Bailey of Sexual Harassment Complaint
Brow Beat
March 21 2018 9:17 AMThe No. 1 Book on Amazon Right Now Is John Oliver’s Children’s Book About Mike Pence’s Gay Bunny
Brow Beat
March 11 2018 1:51 PMWatch Barry Jenkins Read His Moonlight Speech Aloud For the First Time
Represent
March 9 2018 10:57 AMUnpacking The ChiA closer look at Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe’s show and its depiction of Chicago.
Represent
March 6 2018 10:43 AMWhat Went Down at the 2018 OscarsRecapping the night’s highs and lows with actor and comedian Chris Lamberth.
Brow Beat
March 4 2018 11:09 PMThe Oscars Devoted an Entire Montage to the Importance of RepresentationKumail Nanjiani’s contributions were the highlight.
Represent
March 2 2018 7:00 AMOscar-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.
Represent
Feb. 23 2018 2:24 PMBlack Panther Production Designer Hannah BeachlerOn bringing Wakanda to life and what it’s like working with Ryan Coogler and Beyoncé.
Brow Beat
Feb. 23 2018 7:43 AMReal-Life Protests Inspired by Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Are Officially a Trend
Brow Beat
Feb. 21 2018 9:10 AMHere’s How Many Post-Credits Sequences You Need to Stay for After Black PantherThere are two.

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