Culture

Very Online: What TikTok Reveals about Gen Z’s Impeachment Concerns

TikTok offers a unique space for young people to engage with each other and feel validated in their political opinions. Read more »

Ugh, You Again?: The Most Unwelcome Comebacks of 2019

It seems like the ugliest, most nonsensical, and most harmful things are the ones repeating on us like a rancid Christmas ham. Read more »

Staking Capitalism: The Undead Will Rise as Our Economy Spirals Into Chaos

Vampires aren’t the only thing returning in the near future: an economic recession is coming as well. Read more »

The Most Impactful Pop Culture Phenomenons of the 2010s

As we speedily approach 2020, we reflect on some of the most memorable moments in pop culture of the last decade. Read more »

The Role of Disgust in Contemporary Queer Female Films

Lesbian films focusing on “grossness” is a misguided attempt to combat hypersexualization. Read more »

Woke Jokes: 7 Comedy Specials That Transformed Stand-Up in the 2010s

The 2010s were a transformative time for comedy, both for better, and for worse. Read more »

In Bad Faith: Hallmark’s Jewish Stereotypes Meet America’s Rising Antisemitism

Hanukkah, as it exists to Hallmark, is just Christmas’s quirky ethnic sidekick.  Read more »

Under Armor: Sex Work, Style, and Survival

Cinema still frames sex workers as troublesome sirens whose sole purpose is to disarm men and leave them broken. Read more »

The Best Queer TV Episodes of 2019

We’re hoping for more queer television in 2020. Read more »

Just a Fan: With “Cheap Queen,” King Princess Finds Her Power

A satisfying album that centers on the complexities and changeability of identity, let alone queer identity, is a tough task. Read more »

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Black Girls Hunger for Heroes, Too: A Black Feminist Conversation on Fantasy Fiction for Teens

What happens when two great black women fiction writers get together to talk about race in young adult literature? That's exactly what happens... Read more »

Why You Should Pay for Porn

If you’re a progressive middle-class individual, chances are you think about where your food comes from. Maybe you try to buy shoes that are... Read more »

Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-Lit and the New, Enlightened American Dream

Even as reports on joblessness, economic recovery, and home foreclosures suggest that no one is immune to risk during this recession, the popularity of women’s wellness media has persisted and, indeed, grown stronger.  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 »