Culture

Very Online: Anti-Racist Readers Are Plaguing the DMs of Black People

We’re in the time of the online anti-racism book club. Read more »

Mindy Kaling Puts a New, Comedic Spin on the Rom-Com Heroine

For some, Kaling’s characters represent the wish fulfillment of actually doing the wild thing your parents always warned against. Read more »

True Revolution: In Quarantine, Queer People Are Redefining Community and Celebration

The thought of celebrating Pride Month has felt particularly complicated in the wake of the protest and rightful uprisings sparked by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many others.  Read more »

Mishaps and Milestones: “Insecure” Moves from Chaos to Clarity

Black women’s friendships are a saving grace but also a mirror that shows us our own imperfections. Read more »

White Filters: Tech Companies Are Butchering Juneteenth

Tech isn’t hopeless, but fixing its problems will take more than a simple Snapchat filter or offering a day off. Read more »

The Final Rose: A Black Bachelor Can’t Fix a Franchise’s Race Problem

The Bachelor franchise survives in the streaming age because it coddles white fragility. Read more »

Sound Out: Coming Home to Lavender Country

Queer country artists have been making their voices known for decades. Read more »

Petty, Egotistical Barbs Overshadow J. Cole’s Important Message

Holding people, including Black celebrities accountable for their inaction or misguided action, isn’t an attack or an attempt to create undue separation between Black men and Black women.  Read more »

Unexpected Connection: “Felix Ever After” Lets Queer and Trans Teens Be Messy

The characterization in this book should serve as an example to others writing queer YA in 2020. Read more »

Abstract Pain: George Floyd and the Viral Spectacle of Black Death

Black people’s deaths at the hands of police officers are, like everything now, mediated through the internet, with the negotiation of life and death spread through videos that go viral.  Read more »

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It's Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women

To imply that trans women pose a threat to cisgender women in restrooms is misinformation that preys on unfounded fears. Read more »

One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you’re a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole... Read more »

"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. Read more »