Culture

Love Is the Drug: “Crazy For You” Puts a Societal Lens on Love and Sex Addiction

Reframing the way we think about love and sex can change our lives. 

The Ends Justify the Screens: Why Onscreen AAPI Representation Simply Isn’t Enough

Within a few weeks of each other, scandals regarding racist production practices on both Kim’s Convenience and Shadow and Bone made headlines. Read more »

All the Ladies in the House: “Impeachment: American Crime Story” Has a Woman Problem

A paper-thin portrait of political women leans into the prurient, and assumes the worst. Read more »

Socialist Anxiety: Sally Rooney’s New Novel Reveals an Author Trapped By Herself

The insistent classification of Rooney’s work as Marxist has long felt like a stretch. Read more »

Where There's Smoke: Sherman Alexie and the Toll of Literary Tokenism

Alexie was the singular voice of Native American literature. Maybe he shouldn’t have been. Read more »

“The White Lotus” Shines Its Tiki Torch on Settler Colonialism

The White Lotus looks to critique masculinity and its many toxicities. Read more »

BitchReads: 11 Books Feminists Should Read in September

Greet fall with these upcoming titles. Read more »

Summoning Yourself: The Role of Conjure in “Candyman”

Sometimes desire is layered with disbelief, but the summoner gets what they asked for regardless. Read more »

Sun Worshiper: Lorde Doesn’t Want to be a Messiah—or Does She?

She doesn’t want to be a messiah; she wants to be a devotee. Read more »

Academia Is Even Darker than We Thought

Katie Zhao and Victoria Lee are shaping the canon of dark academia. Read more »

5 Feminist Albums That Got Us Through August

As summer winds down, new releases from artists such as Cleo Sol, Billie Eilish, and Tinashe will hit the spot. Read more »

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The Forgotten History of the Women Who Shaped Modern Advertising

It's easy to dismiss advertising as an anti-feminist industry. 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 »

A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the... Read more »

Hot Under the Bonnet: The Cooptation of Amish Culture in Mass-Market Fiction

Dubbed “Amish romance novels,” “Amish fiction,” or the more waggish “bonnet rippers,” these novels just one entry point into the varying images of Amish communities in U.S. popular culture. Read more »