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Aizada Arystanbek

Aiza Arystanbek primarily does academic research on gender-based violence and public culture. You could say writing about pop culture and watching the Bachelor are her guilty pleasures but Aiza refuses to feel guilty for any of her pleasures under capitalism.


10 Alternative Breakup Movies to Watch

Breakups can be sad… or liberating. Even though usually sadness and heartbreak overshadow everything else, some relationships leave you feeling a whole specter of emotions ranging from relief to anger. The recommended recipe to get over a breakup involves acknowledging your feelings – looking them in the face before you can heal and move on. […]Read More


Allen v. Farrow Review: the Power of ‘Male Genius’

Did you date a guy in college who worshipped Woody Allen’s films by calling it ‘real cinema’? I sure did. His movies always felt like a different category in the required masculinity curriculum, but part of it nonetheless. The heroes were the ultimate ‘nice guys’ entitled to women’s bodies and attention. Allen v. Farrow, HBO’s […]Read More


Elliot Page Introduces Himself in the TIME interview

This week, Hollywood actor Elliot Page became the first transgender man to grace the cover of TIME magazine. In this story, Page opens up about his journey of self-discovery and, more importantly, self-acceptance.  On December 1 last year, Page shared an earnest letter on his Instagram profile where he shared with the public his gender […]Read More


How the Roses Imanbek Remix Made Grammys History

The Grammy Awards continue to be plagued by controversy and even boycotted by a number of big names in the music industry, including The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, and others. Many question the awards show’s ability to keep up with the changing times and remain relevant as the music scene continues to develop and […]Read More


10 Rom-Coms Where the Heroine Doesn’t Settle

I know that a lot of children are traumatized by movies like The Shining or A Clockwork Orange, but I personally never really got over View From the Top, an obscure romantic comedy where Gwyneth Paltrow gives up her dream job of being an international flight attendant to live in Cleveland with her boyfriend, Mark […]Read More


We Are Still Reckoning With Kobe Bryant’s 2003 Sexual Assault

On February 27, Vanessa Bryant shared on her Instagram that she only recently came across Evan Rachel Wood’s tweet that the actress wrote on the day that Bryant’s late husband, Kobe Bryant, was killed in a tragic helicopter accident along with his 13-year-old daughter Giana and seven other victims. Wood’s tweet read, “What has happened is tragic. I […]Read More