The Artistry of Diversity

Making my return to Fiyah Lit Mag, today I touch on a plethora of issues with my latest piece. Case in point…..no matter how many firsts we accomplish, records we break, true greatness we achieve, BIPOC creators and fans must still contend with shifting goalposts, bigotry and anti-blackness in speculative media and the world at … More The Artistry of Diversity

The Perfect Storm: An Analysis of Marvel’s Most Important Superheroine

BY DENNIS R. UPKINS Originally published at 30UpTV: “I am a woman, a mutant, a thief, an X-Man, a lover, a wife, a queen. I am all these things. I am Storm and for me, there are no such things as limits.” —Storm Nine years old. That was the age of this Catholic Altar Boy … More The Perfect Storm: An Analysis of Marvel’s Most Important Superheroine

Decade of a Million Dreams

The following was forwarded to me by a buddy: From October 1, 2007 to December 31, 2008, Disney celebrated its Decade of a Million Dreams. Accompanying the campaign was the Disney Dream Portrait Series, a gallery of photos shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz and featuring famous personalities as Disney characters.