Intersectionality – the theory of how different types of discrimination interact - has brought law professor Kimberlé Crenshaw global attention. Here, she talks to Bim Adewunmi about how both feminist and anti-racist campaigns have left “women of colour invisible in plain sight”.
Sasheer Zamata has joined the long-running US comedy show, becoming its first black female cast member since 2007. She's only the fifth black female cast member since 1975. Why?
Kerry Washington, star of <em>Scandal</em>, is the first black woman to be starring in a US primetime network show since the 1970s.
We watch The Midwives, I think, because it is the story of us.
There's an insidious double standard in operation on the small screen - naked breasts abound, but we never get to see a man's sexy parts.
Netflix's newest production offers nuance and subtle insight into the uses and abuses of power.
A serious music journalist, Lloyd Bradley's history of black music in the nation's capital is captivating and well crafted, writes Bim Adewunmi.
Traditional television, with its schedules and seasons, will soon be a thing of the past.
A swift jog through past the TV shows that laid the bedrock for the programmes we're enjoying today.
Who knows the city better than a night bus driver?
The way we consume pop culture is plagued by handy, yet vacuous, comparisons, which only lead us inevitably to disappointment.
Who knows, Bim Adewunmi might even give the next series Big Brother a go.
Viewers often admit to wanting to “know what happened when the cameras stopped rolling” and in their purest form sequels answer those questions.
The response to Nestlé featuring a mixed race family in an advert for Cheerios shows that the medium is still deeply conservative.
Yes, we do, and no, it isn't fair.
Popular culture is bursting with handy tips.
From <em>Friends</em> to <em>Cheers</em> to <em>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</em>, not all television couples have to ruin the show.
After a cosy night watching Dutch reality TV, daily viewing in western Africa retains all the entertainment and human drama - but the stakes are very different indeed.
The creator of <em>Friends</em>, that cultural juggernaut we all love to love, has confirmed there won't be a reunion any time soon. Will anything ever live up to it?
Television might be considered "low" culture by some, but the universality of certain formats - such as <em>Take Me Out</em>'s formalised dating rituals - is a wonderful thing.
You cannot dismiss the aims of Femen altogether - they are a group of women looking to change society - but Bim Adewunmi fears the execution of their protests leaves much to be desired.
The photographer and visual activist talks to Bim Adewunmi.
Single, middle-aged women are now a disappearing alien race on television. Why?
A plea to fans to fund a project turning cancelled TV show Veronica Mars into a movie raised $2.5m in 48 hours. While this could very well be the future of how we consume television, Bim Adewunmi isn’t sure why fans, rather than studios, should bear all t
Answer: probably nothing. But there's a deeper point - is going on telly what it takes to find love these days?
So often, the names people "cannot" learn to pronounce belong to little black girls and little black boys.
There is nothing better than a show about a beautiful woman on a single-minded killing spree to warm up a cold Monday night.
We sent Bim to Cuddle her Favourite Critic.
Netflix has put all of its new House of Cards series online in one go. It's like a boxset without a boxset - but will it ruin the social aspect of telly viewing?
But beware – one day they will be <em>wrong,</em> and it will break your heart.