Anne T. Donahue

Anne T. Donahue is a writer and person from Cambridge, Ontario. You can buy her first book, Nobody Cares, right now and wherever you typically buy them. She just asks that you read this piece first.

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You're not replaceable: What Toy Story can teach us about surviving the gig economy

25 years after it redefined animated films, the Pixar classic still holds some surprisingly relevant lessons.
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Winona forever: Why the legendary Ms. Ryder deserves to be celebrated now and always

In honour of her 49th birthday, Anne T. Donahue and Peter Knegt praise be our favourite girl, uninterrupted.

All the women who independent: How Charlie's Angels celebrated finding your own unique feminism

Throw your hands up at Anne T. Donahue's revisiting of the film 20 years later.

The Social Network is a horror movie — one that only gets scarier over time

The decade since the film's release has revealed the villainous truth about Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg.

Impossibly fabulous: Beverly Hills, 90210 and the myth of teen glamour

As the teen drama turns 30 (!), Anne T. Donahue looks back at the fantasy it served — and how that fantasy made the reality of high school more palatable.

Why Frances McDormand's Elaine Miller is the true heart of Almost Famous

Her smothering mothering felt unbearable to teenage audiences, but looking back, it's clear that her love is what kept William anchored.

The summer of 2000 brought us Coyote Ugly and Bring It On. But what did they teach teen audiences?

Each movie delivers its message using the most powerful weapon that can be leveraged against teenage girls: shame.

Looking to radically reset your life? Be wary of the superficial Eat Pray Love approach

Real healing is messy — the 2010 movie's neatly packaged version of inspiration mostly just made ordinary people feel inadequate.

In defence of Twilight, a teenage dream of excess and melodrama

The franchise gave its audience everything they could have wanted with the kind of overdramatic, ill-fated teen romance has been thriving since Shakespeare.

Are You Afraid of the Dark? showed a generation the spooky magic of storytelling

Submitted for the approval of The Midnight Society, Anne T. Donahue celebrates one of the 90s' most iconic Canadian shows.

How Sex and the City 2 singlehandedly destroyed the entire franchise's legacy

In its early days, the show was transgressive enough to forgive its missteps. By 2010, there was no excuse.

20 years later, Center Stage is still the dose of dance-fuelled optimism we need — now more than ever

The dance movies of the early 2000s still hold a very special place in Anne T. Donahue's heart.

20 years ago, two movies peeled the shiny skin off elite society to reveal the horror beneath

When they were released in spring 2000, American Psycho and The Skulls showed that being rich and powerful isn't aspirational — it's a nightmare.

10 nostalgic movies from the year 2000 to help turn off your brain

From Erin Brockovich to Miss Congeniality, here are some offerings of distraction for our stressful times.

A love letter to pop culture — our great escape from the discomfort of our new normal

"Art has served as a life raft on which we can stay afloat while braving the storm of global tragedy and its countless unknowns."