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Did Our New Slate of Queer Holiday Films Deliver?

This roundtable comes in honor of 2020 very much being the year of the queer holiday film. Read more »

No Question, “Seduced” Is the Superior NXIVM Cult Docuseries

Seduced hands the reins to survivors of Keith Raniere’s abuse. Read more »

Ceaseless Caricature: “Hillbilly Elegy” is a Spectacular Failure

Despite critical acclaim, the book exasperated those of us who are of this place. Read more »

To Fandom, With Love: Fanfic Lets Us Imagine a Better World, Together

Historical, literary, and religious tradition show us the possibilities born from remoteness. Read more »

Legacy Lost: Barack Obama Has Shown His True Colors in 2020

Obama’s commentary on “defund the police” frustrated many activists. Read more »

Perpetual Emotion: In Season 4 of “Big Mouth,” Anxiety Takes Center Stage

Big Mouth has never shied away from mental health Read more »

Hallmark’s First LGBTQ Movie Doesn’t Center Queer Romance

On Hallmark’s take on the queer Christmas movie. Read more »

One-Sided Truth: “Selena: The Series” Was Always Set up to Fail

This series seems to be exactly what it set out to be. Read more »

Short Shelf Life: For Women in Hip Hop, Aging Is a Heavy Burden

Men may have been able to eclipse ageism, but women in hip hop are still obscured by it. Read more »

Will Feminine Boys Ever Truly Be in Style?

Few things can scorch the internet as much as a man in a dress. Read more »

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Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-Lit and the New, Enlightened American Dream

Even as reports on joblessness, economic recovery, and home foreclosures suggest that no one is immune to risk during this recession, the popularity of women’s wellness media has persisted and, indeed, grown stronger.  Read more »

In a Bizarre 1976 Comic Book, Spider-Man Fought the Villain of Misleading Sex Education

Last week, I came across a very strange comic book: in 1976, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel to publish a one-off comic in which... 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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Know & Tell: The Literary Renaissance of Trans Women Writers

For so long, the people who wrote about us were not us. Finally, that is beginning to change. Read more »