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The Twisted Racial Politics of Going Outside

The belief that Certain People are ruining the outdoors has been a prevalent idea for a very long time, especially among white people.

“Black Is King” Navigates African Cultures and the Diaspora’s Imagination

Black is King works because it is honest: a film of hope and belonging.

“Miracle Country” Is a New Kind of Climate Change Memoir

Miracle Country shines in the moments when Atleework dives deep into her own thoughts and feelings.

BitchTapes: Stepping into Power

This BitchTape highlights the women and nonbinary artists of color who wear many creative hats, from being vocalists and instrumentalists to being producers and record-label owners.

A Season in Hell: Amazon’s New Series “Paatal Lok” Is a Cop Drama for Our Times

The show is singularly unsparing in its depiction of modern Indian life.

With “WAP,” Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion Honor Women’s Pleasure

“WAP” is a reclamation.

Empty Endorsements: Supporting Bad Policing Is a Bipartisan Effort

Democrats and Republicans continue to agree on policing—namely, sharing the belief that cops keep Americans safe.

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Suspicious Minds: The Conspiracy Theories That Shaped America’s Paranoid Politics

Conspiracy theories offer a coherent plot that seems to stabilize a world in flux.

In “I Kissed Alice,” A Fanfiction Romance Blossoms Offline

Rhodes and Iliana find freedom in each other.

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