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Waste Land: For Migrants, Water Bottles Are a Matter of Life and Death

Plasticity has historically been denied to the racialized “whose bodies are seen as rigid, inflexible, overly reactive, and insufficiently absorptive, contagions to the potential growth of the population.” Whiteness is defined by plasticity, by the capacity for change and growth. The land is allowed to change and grow, but only when it serves the interests of the state.

Her Prerogative: Britney Spears Can Do Whatever the Hell She Wants

Fans’ calls to #UnfreeBritney were a sharp contrast to the rallying cries that flooded social media and the streets outside Spears’ conservatorship hearings.

Rethinking Legacy: “Tastemakers” is a Starting Point for the Problematic History of Recipes and Food Media

The James Beard award winner Mayukh Sen’s first book invites trouble, but more questions come up in the process.

The Audacity of Confidence: Is It Imposter Syndrome or Is It Patriarchy?

At least 70 percent of people are estimated to experience this profound sense of phrenic inadequacy at some point in their lives, resulting in anxiety, lack of self-confidence, depression, frustration, and more.

Whitewashed History: The “Loud” Podcast Amplifies Reggaeton’s Overlooked Black Roots

Ivy Queen’s insightful podcast “Loud” examines reggaeton’s past, present, and future.

Toys Are Us: Unlocking Trauma Through Classic Trinkets

“Living in a world filled with uncertainty and some pretty terrible things, people are seeking toyetic comfort food.”

Greater Outdoors: Meet the Leaders Making Nature More Accessible

“I know people always want to ask, ‘How can we make the outdoors less racist?’ That isn’t the right question; it’s more, ‘How can we challenge [and obliterate] the notion of public lands?’ These are seized lands; these are colonized lands.”

Owe Really: Financial Advice Ignores the Shared Reality of Debt

When financial advice doesn’t openly acknowledge that people live with debt, it only reinforces shame and guilt.

5 Feminist Albums That Got Us Through December

This month we listened to Tierra Whack, Alicia Keys, ZOLA, and more.

13 Shows and Movies We Loved in 2021

From the unexpected buzz around Squid Game’s horrifying meditation on the problem of debt in South Korea to the catharsis of Mayday’s feminist revenge.