Jussie Smollett

The Annex discusses the case of Jussie Smollett, an actor who was charged with fabricating a hate crime .

Cancel Culture

We discuss “cancel culture”, demands that cultural products are removed from public distribution and circulation when their creators are enmeshed in moral transgressions.

Black Panther

Joe, Leslie, Gabriel, and Becky Yang Hsu (Georgetown University) discuss the potential impact of Black Panther’s commercial success on studio’s interest in supporting more movies featuring black casts and crews, and the viability of Wakanda-style insular development.