Culture

In Heaven’s Name: A New Documentary Revisits a Notorious, Misunderstood Cult

Heaven’s Gate: The Cult of Cults challenges viewers to rethink their assumptions. Read more »

No One Can Escape Diet Culture—Even Lizzo

Bodies detox themselves, and no amount of supplements, smoothies, or apple cider vinegar do more than our own bodies naturally do to regulate us. Read more »

Joke to Trope: On the Pop Culture Villainization of Aunties

Is it possible that we’re being just a little too harsh on our aunties? Read more »

Lizzie McGuire is 30. Apparently That’s a Problem for Disney+.

How Disney+ killed our Lizzie McGuire dreams. Read more »

Rescue Rom-Com: Sex Workers Reflect on the Fantasy of “Pretty Woman”

Pretty Woman is to real-life sex work what the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are to actual ninjas. Read more »

Bad (White) Moms Dominate Christmas Movies

Perhaps we’re not far enough removed from the bigoted assumptions that moms who don’t fit the mold aren’t parenting correctly. Read more »

That “Gay Cowboy Movie”: Queer People Reflect on 15 Years of “Brokeback Mountain”

Six queer creatives reflect on “Brokeback Mountain’s” enduring, complex legacy and its indisputable impact on queer media and American audiences. Read more »

Whiteness Reigns: Our Cultural Obsession with Cleopatra

Gal Gadot isn’t the first white woman to be cast as Cleopatra. Read more »

Jane from “Happiest Season” is Autistic-Coded—And She Thrives

Whether coded or canon, Jane makes autistic viewers feel seen. Read more »

Shia LaBeouf’s Abuse Confession Can’t Absolve Him

LaBeouf admitted to abusing loved ones for years. Read more »

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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 »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

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

Oh Joy Sex Toy: How I Realized I'm Asexual

Artist Kiku H shares her personal experiences learning what it means to be asexual. Read more »