Culture

The Costly Quest for Superhuman Strength

Our culture—our time, our work, and of course, our bodies—is more consumed by optimization than ever. Read more »

5 Feminist Albums That Got Us Through July

These feminist-tinged albums are all in their feelings. Read more »

Remembering the Unshakable Jewishness of “The Nanny”

Jewish television characters have historically been outliers. Read more »

Making Waves: In “Luca” and “Wolfwalkers,” Monstrousness Is a Queer Metaphor

While the two films feature protagonists’ attempts to assimilate into human culture, they also ultimately do so under the threat of violence and discrimination. Read more »

Human First: Black Women Athletes Aren’t Your Performance Mules

Discrediting Black women athletes is par for the course in sports. Read more »

“Stolen” Reclaims the Narrative of the Troubled Teen

A survivor challenges institutional child abuse masquerading as therapy. Read more »

Ready For Those Jellies: The Shoe That Became Both Cheap Luxury and Status Symbol

It’s disheartening to watch the young folks who popularize apparel being excluded from the very trends they helped start. Read more »

Chasing Amy: Amy Winehouse’s Life—and Death—in the Media Glare

Not much has changed in the decade since Winehouse passed. Read more »

“Planet Her” Cements Doja Cat’s Pop Reign

“Planet Her” is a thrilling ride into Doja Cat’s mesmerizingly eccentric world. Read more »

Big Time Crush: “Never Have I Ever” Loses Itself In a Teenage Love Triangle

Never Have I Ever is like a teenager: It wants to be popular, relatable to everyone, and alienating to no one. Read more »

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Game Changer: Why Gaming Culture Allows Abuse... and How We Can Stop It

You're a Bolshevik feminist jewess that hates white people… and you expect to be taken seriously when you're “critique-ing” ...

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The Forgotten History of the Women Who Shaped Modern Advertising

It's easy to dismiss advertising as an anti-feminist industry. Read more »

Saying Goodbye to Maria and the End of a Sesame Street Era

Growing up, Sesame Street's Maria was one of the best Latina role models I had. Read more »