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August 24, 2014

How Many Movies Have You Seen This Summer?

From superhero blockbusters to raucous comedies to weepy tearjerkers to winsome indies to Bollywood spectacles, this is what was available at (many) movie theaters over the summer of 2014. So how many did you get to see?

I Grew Up In A John Hughes Movie

Five years after the beloved — and perhaps underrated — teen-movie maestro's death, a look at what it was like to come of age in the suburbs that inspired his fictional Shermer, Ill., but never quite seeing yourself on the screen.

Carefree Black Girl: The Life And Death Of Karyn Washington

The 22-year-old old creator of the For Brown Girls blog and the #DarkSkinRedLip project epitomized the Tumblr-popularized image of a Carefree Black Girl. After news of her suicide spread this spring, many were left asking: How could a woman whose mission was to uplift others take her own life?

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