Culture

Is Hollywood Ready for the Realness of “Zola?”

You can’t tell stories about Black women without Black women creators. Read more »

Cerulean Blues: “The Devil Wears Prada” Fashions a Cautionary Tale

Most media outlets still favor the image of equality over doing the real work that true equality would require. Read more »

White Magic: The Spellbinding Writing Power of Elissa Washuta

Elissa Washuta demonstrates the inherent power of storytelling. Read more »

Tarnished Wings: Victoria’s Secret Can’t Hide Its Toxic Legacy

Victoria’s Secret’s brand was built upon the hypersexualization of women’s bodies and the glorification of eating disorders. Read more »

5 Feminist Albums That Got Us Through June

If you’re looking for a confidence booster, these new releases won’t disappoint. Read more »

Time After Time: Queer History Comes Alive in “One Last Stop”

Queer history is many times, many places, many persons. Read more »

Inner Demons: “Physical” Presents a Darker Underdog Story

The show depicts an unfulfilled housewife’s inner demons with brutal clarity, making for a compelling but difficult watch. Read more »

Chef’s Kiss: Soleil Ho Doesn’t Want to Be the First and Only

Her journey is less about accolades and more about ensuring she isn’t “the only one” in the notoriously exclusive food and restaurant space. Read more »

Super Fly: “Tuca & Bertie’s” New Season Is an Incisive Look at Friendship

After a year in limbo, the bird besties are back. Read more »

Buzz Off: Of Course, “The Bachelorette” Found a Way to Objectify Sex Positivity

This show can’t run from its long history of peddling purity myths. Read more »

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Politically Correct Language Isn't Just About Being Polite—It's About Survival

Photo by Phillipe Leroyer (Creative Commons). Two weeks ago, Jonathan Chait published the lengthy essay “Not a Very P.C.... Read more »

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 »

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 »

What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »