Culture

Ms. Jackson If You’re Scary: “Shirley” Is a Biopic in the Form of a Domestic Ghost Story

The film explores what happens when Shirley Jackson meets a younger reflection of herself. Read more »

Lose Yourself: The Complex, Comforting Allure of Not Being Seen

What does it mean to be able to reject the gaze before it even happens? Read more »

“Little Fires Everywhere" Illuminates Racial Tension in Female Friendships

The series attempts to illuminate often unseen societal inequities. Read more »

Power Lies: Sarah Kendzior on the America That Made Donald Trump Possible

“Anyone could have found the things I found, and could have put them together.” Read more »

Immigration as Inspiration: Who Gets to Be an All-American Girl?

It’s very hard for people who are not immigrants to really understand what it’s like to move to a place where you don’t speak the language and how hard it is to find a home. Read more »

Manipulation By “Transparency”: The Rise and Fall of Everlane

“Ethical fashion” has long been a phrase used to lure customers. Read more »

Mixtape to My Heart: Music as a Function of Vietnamese Memory

Music needs minds and media to carry it, but it doesn’t need bags. Music can’t sink boats. Read more »

“Promising Young Woman” Aims to Redeem the Rape-Revenge Tale. Does It?

In recent decades, audiences have become desensitized to rape stories. Read more »

Samantha Irby on “Wow, No Thank You” and Desanitizing Women’s Lives and Bodies

Samantha Irby will make you cringe as hard as you laugh. Read more »

Of Course We’re Attracted to Chaotic TV Shows Right Now

Though this seems to be a counterintuitive phenomenon, it appears we’re all turning to anxiety-inducing TV in these exceptionally anxiety-inducing times. Read more »

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Will Filming the Police Keep Us Safe?

There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to Elf... 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 »

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 »

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 »