In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki discuss the new megahit film, Barbie.
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Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
· Barbie, directed by filmmaker Greta Gerwig, is a box-office blockbuster. Natalia drew on this MSNBC piece she wrote about the doll’s complicated legacy, and Niki reflected on this New York Times article about the film’s salience in a post-Roe era. We all drew on Anne-Helen Petersen’s Culture Study newsletter on the “Barbenheimer” phenomenon.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
· Natalia recommended Marisa Meltzer’s forthcoming book, Glossy: Ambition, Beauty, and the Inside Story of Glossier’s Emily Weiss.
· Neil discussed Charlie Mahtesian and Madi Alexander’s POLITICO story, “‘This Is a Really Big Deal’: How College Towns Are Decimating the GOP.”