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Leave Summer Walker (And Her Nose) Alone

Instead of condemning Black women, like Summer Walker, who choose to alter their bodies, we should interrogate how the world made their existence in their inherited bodies hostile.

Glamour Shots: #HospitalGlam Pulls Back the Curtain on Disability and Beauty

Karolyn Gehrig is referring to both healthcare’s status as a luxury good, and the way traditional poses of illness are used to sell health and beauty back to us.

BitchTapes: Soundtracks from Fantasy Films

In this BitchTape, Rekha Shanker takes us on a fantastical journey, shining a light on soundtrack-born songs that help us suspend disbelief.

Making Fetch Happen: Fiona Apple’s New Album Is a Story of Resilience and Rebirth

Apple’s latest release is a refusal to relinquish control of her own story.

“Too Hot to Handle” Is a Conservative Nightmare of a Reality Dating Show

The premise is simple: for the duration of the season, no one can have sex.

“Nightmare Temptation Academy” Is a Video Game Challenging Rape Culture

Creator Lena NW’s shit isn’t for everyone.

Siena Liggins Hates Being Told What to Do

“I hate my voice,” the pop singer says.

We Were Rooting for You: On the Changing Legacy of Tyra Banks

Banks has been around since the ’90s, but it has taken this long to reckon with her true legacy.

Next Level Subliminal Messaging: This YouTube Trend Promises Teens the Power of Self-Perfection

Subliminals call to mind new-agey fads of yore.

Remember and Resolve: Choice Is Central to “The Opposite of Fate”

Every choice we make is influenced by everything that has come to bear in our own lives and on our own belief systems.

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