Culture

5 Feminist Albums That Got Us Through July

These feminist-tinged albums are all in their feelings.

“The Very Nice Box” Reveals the Dystopian Heart of Millennial Workplaces

This book’s uncanny nature is what makes it so damn smart and also more than a little terrifying. Read more »

Remembering the Unshakable Jewishness of “The Nanny”

Jewish television characters have historically been outliers. Read more »

Making Waves: In “Luca” and “Wolfwalkers,” Monstrousness Is a Queer Metaphor

While the two films feature protagonists’ attempts to assimilate into human culture, they also ultimately do so under the threat of violence and discrimination. Read more »

Human First: Black Women Athletes Aren’t Your Performance Mules

Discrediting Black women athletes is par for the course in sports. Read more »

“Stolen” Reclaims the Narrative of the Troubled Teen

A survivor challenges institutional child abuse masquerading as therapy. Read more »

Ready For Those Jellies: The Shoe That Became Both Cheap Luxury and Status Symbol

It’s disheartening to watch the young folks who popularize apparel being excluded from the very trends they helped start. Read more »

Chasing Amy: Amy Winehouse’s Life—and Death—in the Media Glare

Not much has changed in the decade since Winehouse passed. Read more »

“Planet Her” Cements Doja Cat’s Pop Reign

“Planet Her” is a thrilling ride into Doja Cat’s mesmerizingly eccentric world. Read more »

Big Time Crush: “Never Have I Ever” Loses Itself In a Teenage Love Triangle

Never Have I Ever is like a teenager: It wants to be popular, relatable to everyone, and alienating to no one. Read more »

Ones You Can Depend On: “Ted Lasso” Offers Up an Ode to the Power of Friendship

Recently, Ted Lasso racked up a historic 20 Emmy nominations, more than any freshman comedy in history. Read more »

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Where My Girls At: Meet Two of Ferguson's Black Queer Activists

Amid national discussions of police brutality and systemic racism, Black women have been the loudest and most consistent voices demanding change. Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: How I Realized I'm Asexual

Artist Kiku H shares her personal experiences learning what it means to be asexual. Read more »

What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »

Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban,...

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