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Of Course the Police Allowed White People to Stage a Coup

The police’s investment in curbing white domestic terrorism remains an open question at best.

In Favor of the Queer Mediocrity of “Ammonite”

The film’s mapped-on queerness feels like a form of branding rather than a genuine endeavor.

A Man Walks Into a Day Spa: Sex-Trafficking Legislation Protects the Wealthy—and Punishes the Powerless

The case of Robert Kraft and Orchids of Asia is the latest coda to an old story.

Can Pregnant People Take the COVID Vaccine? Nobody Knows.

Pregnant women are simply presumed to be unfit for trials, when in fact, they should be presumed to be integral.

Now Is Really Not the Time for Your Martin Shkreli Love Story

Who are the folks sympathizing with Christie Smythe’s absurd display of wealthy white lady privilege?

Defund the Police Is a Demand—and We Should Heed It

Instead of backing off, this is the time to barrel forward with our demands.

Switching Fears: “Freaky” Is an Empowering Body-Swap Horror Comedy

Freaky explores gender and body horror in a captivating (and extremely funny) way.

“Wonder Woman 1984” Replaces Girl Power with Empty Platitudes

Although it tries, Wonder Woman 1984 struggles to speak to this moment and deliver a coherent message.

Royal Amnesia: “The Crown” Dresses Up Brutal Colonialism

When stories of the colonies are not sandwiched between royal affairs and domestic politics, they appear as royal vacation spots. 

Wake–Up Call: The Red Pill Is Radicalizing Without Substance

Unchecked misogyny and white supremacy online has very real consequences.

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