Music

All Grown Up: The Triumphant Return of Aly & AJ

There’s an evident maturity in their new music, one which strays from the more cookie-cutter pop and rock that came after their Disney days.

Tight Reins: The Careful Construction of Demi Lovato’s Docuseries

We love to keep our female stars under a tight lens. Read more »

Saweetie, Rihanna, and the Memeification of Domestic Violence

What does it mean to live in a society where violence against women and girls is treated as comedic fodder? Read more »

girl in red Wants to Follow Her Impulses

She is ever-changing and ever-evolving. Read more »

5 Feminist Albums That Got Us Through April

We’re all still searching for comfort and inspiration. Read more »

Daughters of the Resurrection: For Black Women, “Lemonade” Still Feels Like Home

Though the album delves deep into the pain of infidelity, it shouldn’t be separated from its depiction of Black womanhood as a far-reaching community forged from shared experience. Read more »

Hold Up: When Music Treats Softness as a Superpower

“Hold Up” is a nuanced love song in which the female protagonist isn’t begging or asking for love; she’s making a clear and precise declaration. Read more »

Delicate Goods: The Ornamental Objectification of Asian American Women in Pop Culture

Being Gwen Stefani’s add-ons superseded their place as human beings. Read more »

We’ve Apologized to Britney Spears. When Is It Jessica Simpson’s Turn?

With so many of her marital fights and throwaway comments captured, Simpson felt much closer to our reality than other stars. Read more »

Only Here to Sin: Lil Nas X Continues a Tradition of Queer Blasphemy

“Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” unequivocally embraces queerness to the absolute despair of conservative Christians. Read more »

Nobody’s Savior: Jay-Z Can’t Be Our Messiah

Jay-Z cannot deliver us into an era of racial equity. He’s nobody’s savior—not even his own. Read more »

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