Culture

The Media Is Fed up with Trump. Finally.

Legacy publications are starting to publish critical analysis of breaking news with a healthy dose of context. Read more »

Spiritual Currency: The Manifestation Grift Comes to Instagram

Manifestation influencers like to say that the only thing standing between a person and their dreams is mindset, but this principle only works for the select few who already hold the right cards. Read more »

Very Online: Is “Owning the Libs” is More Important than Telling the Truth?

Racist white politicians are learning that they don’t have to lie well. Read more »

Comrade Britney, Our Patron Saint of Millennial Woes

In these dystopian times, Britney Spears has become a symbol of the ongoing discussion about abolition and liberation from oppression. Read more »

Seeking Humanity: “Ratched” Is a Queer Show That Explores Power and Violence

Ratched isn’t just a lesbian love story. Read more »

Capturing Comfort in the Time of Instagram

Follow this heartwarming story about two people connecting over Instagram about their shared pain and their shared triumphs. Read more »

From the Junkyard: Meg Lionel Murphy Paints Through Trauma

I have had extreme, debilitating PTSD. I needed fantasy in order to survive Read more »

BitchReads: 7 Books Feminists Should Read in November

It feels as if I can focus again—and I hope this is true for our readers too. Read more »

There’s No Such Thing as the “Latino Vote”

Latinos “flocked to the polls” in numbers that far exceeded what experts expected. Read more »

BitchTapes: The Songs I Nurtured

Drew Dixon’s indelible impact on music has been overshadowed by the narrative of her trauma. Read more »

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Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  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 »

All Hail the Queen?: What Do Our Perceptions of Beyoncé's Feminism Say about us?

The policing of feminist cred is the real moral contradiction. 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 »