Anna Swartz
Anna Swartz
Reporter, Hype
June 14, 2018

Brie Larson calls for more inclusive film criticism: “Am I saying I hate white dudes? No, I am not.”

"What I am saying is if you make a movie that is a love letter to women of color, there is an insanely low chance a woman of color will have a chance to see your movie, and review your movie.”

June 14, 2018

We looked back at every Pixar movie to see how many actually had female main characters

Pixar has released 19 feature films so far — guess how many of those had female main characters?
June 11, 2018
June 9, 2018

‘Vida’ creator Tanya Saracho on queer Latinx identity, authentic slang and writing good sex scenes

"I never thought of it as a queer show, early on. It was just the show I was writing."
June 7, 2018

Samantha Bee addresses Ivanka Trump controversy: “I want this show to be challenging”

"I crossed the line, I regret it and I do apologize for that.”
June 5, 2018

Antash’a English, transgender woman, fatally shot in Jacksonville, Florida

On her Facebook page, English described herself as “a very independent transgendered woman ... who thrive[s] on being the best person I can be.”

June 5, 2018

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape and criminal sex act charges

Weinstein entered his plea in a New York City courtroom Tuesday morning.
June 4, 2018

Some of Fred Rogers’ best moments weren’t even on his TV show

Some of Rogers’ most impactful moments happened offscreen, where he unleashed his radical niceness on the world at large.
May 31, 2018

Kathy Griffin on that Trump photo shoot: “Immediately, the death threats started pouring in”

"My assistant went out and bought a $10 dollar Halloween mask and ketchup... that’s it. This wasn’t some elaborate setup."
May 30, 2018

School shooter simulation video game is pulled after outrage

The game was kicked off Steam after parents of Parkland victims spoke out.
May 28, 2018

The complex queerness of BBC America’s ‘Killing Eve’ is one of the best parts about the series

'Killing Eve' showcases a relationship between women who aren’t sure whether they want to be with each other or be each other.

May 25, 2018

Harvey Weinstein surrenders to police, faces rape charges

Weinstein, whose name became synonymous with the now widespread #MeToo movement, turned himself in on Friday.
May 24, 2018

New report details multiple allegations of sexual harassment against actor Morgan Freeman

“Morgan did things in a way that an older, more established person can get away with because they have that power."
May 24, 2018
May 23, 2018

28-year-old trans woman Gigi Pierce shot and killed in Portland, Oregon

Pierce was fatally shot in downtown Portland, Oregon, late Monday night.
May 21, 2018

Kelly Clarkson speaks out against gun violence at the BBMAs: “I’m so sick of moments of silence”

During Sunday's Billboard Music Awards, the singer asked "Why don’t we do a moment of action, a moment of change?"

May 17, 2018

Gender nonconforming Atlanta resident Nino Fortson found fatally shot

Fortson was a member of the local ballroom scene.
May 16, 2018

2 transgender women found dead in Dallas just days apart

"We want a solution to this, we want to feel like our lives have value."
May 8, 2018

Adult Swim orders pilot from Amy Poehler — an overdue step for the male-dominated network

Adult Swim has lots of women viewers. Will it finally bring on some women creators?
May 7, 2018

Cannes Film Festival adds new rules aiming to include more women

The director of the prestigious film festival is promising changes going forward — but will it work?