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“Love in Color” Modernizes the Myths We Love to Hate

Rather than denote these tales as relics of the past, she communicates the value of these myths, stories retold for centuries that reveal all the things that love can be.

A Woman Hasn’t Won a Writing Oscar in 13 Years. That Could Change on Sunday.

A female screenwriter hasn’t won an Oscar since George W. Bush was in office.

Hold Up: When Music Treats Softness as a Superpower

“Hold Up” is a nuanced love song in which the female protagonist isn’t begging or asking for love; she’s making a clear and precise declaration.

Delicate Goods: The Ornamental Objectification of Asian American Women in Pop Culture

Being Gwen Stefani’s add-ons superseded their place as human beings.

Criminal Accessories: The Ruthless Style of London’s Forty Elephants Gang

The Forty Elephants remain one of the most successful and longest-lasting criminal organizations in English history.

Let Us Live: What Does Loving Black Women Really Look Like?

What would it be like to celebrate Black women, not just as a performance or a trend? Without using them as a mascot for a movement. Without relying on them to save this country.

Cat-Eared Brainwashing: “Josie and the Pussycats” Prophesied the Age of Influencers

It’s a film that tickles the absurdities of the past and, in doing so, has successfully determined the misfortunes of our future.

“Shadow and Bone” Diversifies Its Fantasy World

The characters feel like a chosen family who are just starting to come together.

Coming Out Doesn’t Excuse Colton Underwood’s Abusive Past

Accepting this narrative is a disservice to queer folk who are or were closeted and have never abused their partners in the process of finding themselves.

“Diners, Dudes, and Diets” Reveals the Absurdity of Gendered Food

By naming and examining dude food, Emily J.H. Contois gives us the language and historical context for an omnipresent phenomenon we’ve all surely noticed.

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