Culture

“The Hierarchies” Imagines a World Where Sex Robots Have Human Impulses

It’s a shocking and eye-opening debut, one that has me looking at my coffee maker a little differently. Read more »

Allowed to Imagine: What We Lose When Migrant Folks Aren’t Able to Create

There’s a rich and beautiful tapestry of migrant artists, writers, poets, and musicians. Read more »

“An American Pickle” Finds Humor in Uniquely Jewish Hardship

Seth Rogen embodies both his own Jewish present and a collective and just-out-of-reach Jewish past.  Read more »

That Timeless Feeling: Cyanca Charts Her Own Neo-Soul Course

“I just know I want everything to be about Blackness.” Read more »

“True Story” and “Fighting Words” Extend the Legacy of “Speak”

Twenty-one years later, we’re still telling similar stories to Speak—and yes, 21 years later, we still need them. Read more »

Third Party Clarity: Therapy Is a Luxury for Pop Culture’s Troubled Mother-Daughter Pairs

In film and television, few relationships are as fraught as the one between a mother and a daughter. Read more »

Meat and Potatoes: In “Tomboyland,” Melissa Faliveno Asks Who Can Explore Queerness

Given Faliveno’s commitment to honesty, there isn’t a moment in Tomboyland that feels chastising or heavy-handed. Read more »

“Black Is King” Navigates African Cultures and the Diaspora’s Imagination

Black is King works because it is honest: a film of hope and belonging. Read more »

“Miracle Country” Is a New Kind of Climate Change Memoir

Miracle Country shines in the moments when Atleework dives deep into her own thoughts and feelings. Read more »

BitchTapes: Stepping into Power

This BitchTape highlights the women and nonbinary artists of color who wear many creative hats, from being vocalists and instrumentalists to being producers and record-label owners. Read more »

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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 »

A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the... 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 »

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 »