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

We love to keep our pop 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 »

Body and Soul: In Its Final Season, “Shrill” Explores the Fear of Being Seen

We’ve seen Annie face off against the world; now it’s time for her to face herself. Read more »

Gina Frangello Writes Complex Women. Is That Why She’s “Unlikeable?”

Gina Frangello is surprised to find herself suddenly being a poster girl for rage. Read more »

Bucky With the Good Arm: Fans’ Response to Wakandan Justice Is Peak Whiteness

As the internet ruminates on Marvel’s latest hit show The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, one scene in particular has ignited debate across Twitter. Read more »

Beautiful Suffering: “Pop Song” Bears Witness to the Power of Different Loves

Maybe it’s human instinct to want to capture our emotions, to bottle and preserve them for others to see. Read more »

“Death, Sex & Money” Offers a Masterclass in Hard Conversations

What is achieved when you try to have these uncomfortable conversations with people in your life? Read more »

Love Is the Message: The Final Season of “Pose” Hands Out Happily Ever Afters

We’ve cried with them and mourned for them, but the third and final season of Pose gives us reasons to smile for them. Read more »

girl in red Wants to Follow Her Impulses

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

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Mad Science: Deconstructing Bunk Reporting in 5 Easy Steps

British scientists have uncovered the truth behind one of modern culture's greatest mysteries: why little girls play with pink toys. Is it...

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She-Hulk, Attorney at Law: She's Mean, She's Green, and She Believes in Due Process

Avenger. Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Member of the Fantastic Four. 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 »

Dear Bear: My Partner Makes No Money. Is That a Problem?

Our advice columnist offers a lesson in anticapitalist self-care. Read more »