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Ghostbusters Smashes the Patriarchy One Proton Blast at a Time

“‘Ain’t no bitches gonna hunt no ghosts,’ Kristen Wiig’s Erin Gilbert reads from a comment in an online forum in the new Ghostbusters, echoing the misogynistic sentiment of Men’s Rights Activists, Internet trolls and other sexist man-babies about the much-anticipated all-female reboot of Ivan Reitman’s 1984 film. Well, Paul Feig and company prove without a doubt that badass bitches be hunting some ghosts — and then some — in this glorious and feminist take on the Ghostbusters franchise.” For Wear Your Voice Magazine, August 2016.

Culture · Expatria · Food · Huffington Post · Istanbul · Movies · Travel · Zuzu Huffington

Towards A Sociology Of Turkish Food: Zeynep Kilic’s Tables of Istanbul

“While food is one of the two fundamental pillars of human survival — water being the other — how often do we stop to think about food in a socio-cultural sense? For Zeynep Kilic, sociology professor, Fulbright Scholar, and Turkish transplant in Alaska, Turkish food has been the link between her new world in the US and her upbringing in Turkey…” My 34th article for HuffPost, and my first feature for HuffPost Taste.

Florida · Huffington Post · Movies · Trauma · Zuzu Huffington

Kylo Ren, the Parent Wound, and Complicating Good vs Evil in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

“Abrams did a marvelous job of complicating the notion that just because you may fight for the side of Light, that doesn’t mean you’re a good person, just as fighting for the side of Dark doesn’t necessarily make you a bad person.” My 26th article for HuffPost, published in February 2016.

Art · Death · Expatria · Florida · Huffington Post · Movies · Music · Repatria · Third Culture Kids · Trauma · Zuzu Huffington

The Goblin King Is Dead, Long Live the Goblin King: An Elegy for David Bowie

“How do I write an elegy for a man who has had such a profound impact on my life? How do I start saying goodbye to this legend who helped me survive? How do I pay tribute to this magic man who shaped me into the artist I am today in so many ways I can’t keep track?” My 24th article for HuffPost, published in January 2016.

Books · Culture · Horror · Huffington Post · Movies · Television · Women · Zuzu Huffington · Zuzu Voorhees

Tales for a HalloweeNight, Asylum, and More: An Interview with Real-Life Scream Queen Sandy King Carpenter

“She’s been involved in the production of classic films from Sixteen Candles and Rumble Fish to horror masterpieces They Live and Vampires. Her crews dubbed her with the nickname Mother Producer, and her desk is prominently adorned with a “No Whining” sign. She’s Sandy King Carpenter, former Hollywood script supervisor, now producer, writer, and graphic horror novel creator: a woman of many roles and real life Scream Queen.” My 21st article for HuffPost, published in January 2016.