The author, pop culture journalist, and social justice advocate is launching a new show on MSNBC.com.
I chatted with Cosmopolitan about my new weekly culture show, called SO POPULAR!, premiering tomorrow, Friday Dec. 19 at 11am ET on MSNBC’s all-digital network, Shift. Here’s a nugget from our conversation:
"I want to have deeper conversations about the things that tend to occupy our time. I don’t want to turn off our feminist or social justice lens to enjoy these things; I think we can enjoy pop culture and have fangirl moments, and at the same time check them and critique them and evaluate what they say about where our culture is and where it’s going…With pop culture, you’re often either completely frivolous, or completely analytical and critical. I always talk about being a critical fan — that’s how I watch TV, that’s how I read books, that’s how I watch movies. I’m always thinking, This brought up a question, or, I don’t really see myself in this, or, This made me feel icky. I want to create a space where we can bring these things forward. A middle ground between the fun and the analytical.”
You can catch all upcoming episodes of SO POPULAR here.