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Juhea Kim Talks Korean History and Why Books Should Break Us Open

A new book explores the power of artistic imagery from Venus to Beyoncé.

What We’re Listening to: Black Belt Eagle Scout Champions Indigenous Resilience

“I come from a family and a tribe that really respects our land and our water. I wasn’t seeing that respect from capitalists, the [Obama] administration, and this very colonial [system]. I don’t say “Indians never die” in the song, but that name came to me when I wrote it. I want us to feel resilient.”

What We’re Watching: “Belly of the Beast” Uncloaks a Vile Prison Practice

Across the United States, incarcerated people are experiencing medical malpractice as a continuation of the country’s legal eugenics policies from the ’40s and ’50s. People with wombs are being sterilized—given partial and full hysterectomies—for routine reproductive concerns ranging from severe cramps and fibroids to simple abdominal pain.

The Infuriating Failure of Alice Sebold's Apology

Sebold’s statement after the exoneration of a man she accused of rape in 1981 suggests she bears no responsibility for his conviction or 16 year incarceration.

“A Snake Falls to Earth” Gives YA Readers a Vivid Coming-of-Age Story

Darcie Little Badger’s second novel follows an unlikely pair: Nina, a young Lipan Apache girl, and Oli, a cottonmouth snake.

Femme Fatale: The Allure of the “House of Gucci” Antiheroine

This story is not about the downfall of magnificent men, it’s about the tragedy of a woman who flew too close to the sun.

Objective Harm: Bad Immigration Reporting Worsens Bad Immigration Policy

Bad immigration reporting leads to bad immigration policy.

White Christmas: Can Holiday Movies Add Diversity and Ignore Politics?

The challenge of diversifying holiday movies is about more than representation. 

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