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5 Lessons The Academy Should Learn from This Year’s Oscars Sh*tshow

The Oscars had a lousy year. Not only was there a sub-par roster of films (with a couple of classic bright spots),...

Fyre Festival Failure: The Price of FOMO

Known as ‘the greatest party that never happened,’ the failed luxury music festival inspired documentaries on both Netflix and Hulu that are...

White Savior Films: The Psychology Behind the Problematic Film Trope

What is a White Savior film? White Savior films often times feature white protagonists who grow and feel...

A Psychologist’s Oscar Predictions for 2019

The Oscar telecast is this weekend and it’s without a host for the first time in 30 years.

Miles Morales from Into the Spider-Verse: One Heroic Teenager

I made the point with Spider-Man: Homecoming that “Spider-Man” is a misnomer since he’s so often depicted as a teenager.  The most...

6 Ways Lady Gaga Inspires Healing from Trauma and Reclaiming the Self

From her stellar acting on the big screen to her status as a musical hit-maker, Lady Gaga embodies a spirit of daring...

Why It’s Important to Watch the Ted Bundy Tapes

If you haven’t already; you must watch Netflix’s new mini docuseries, Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes. Although it may...

A Psychologist’s 6 Tips to Master the KonMari Method—‘Tidying Up’ Review

New Year’s Day 2019 saw more than the start of resolutions, it marked an explosion of an organizing revolution. Thanks to the...

Are the Oscars Dead? The Cultural Impact of the Academy

Kevin Hart's recent Oscars controversy is just a small snapshot of a larger dilemma that the Academy Awards finds itself in. With...

How Dissociative Identity Disorder Is Being Stigmatized In The Media

Media representation matters. In M. Night Shyamalan's newest film Glass (and its predecessor Split), James McAvoy stars as a...

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Anthony Bourdain’s Death Highlights a Culture of Mental Health Stigma

If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK. Like many others, I both admired and envied the...

A Psychological Analysis of Donald Trump

Love him or hate him, but can you feel sorry for him? Ask anyone what they think of Donald Trump and you are almost guaranteed...

Harvey Weinstein is NOT a Sex Addict. He is a Sexual Predator.

The world has turned on movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and with good reason.  The New York Times published a story on last Thursday, October 5...

What Adult Cartoons Say About Pop Culture

Shows like Rick & Morty, Big Mouth and Bob's Burgers have captured our hearts with hilarious comedy, scandalous jokes and outlandish plotlines. Adult cartoons...

A Psychologist’s Perspective on Kanye West

Most are aware of at least one of Kanye’s contributions to OMG moments in pop-culture. Some of these moments include storming out of the American...

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Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” Sounds Familiar…

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Why Our World Needs Superheroes

We asked why the world needs superheroes, you answered. At HeroesCon 2017, we sought out to interview as many cosplayers as possible on why the...

Imagine Trump’s Presidency as an 80s TV Sitcom…

One year ago the world was turned upside down, and it wasn’t by the Demogorgons from Stranger Things.  No, on November 8, 2016, Donald...