Culture

The Conditional Feminism of “My Unorthodox Life”

Growing as a feminist doesn’t mean shrinking as a Jew. Read more »

Gold Double Standard: The Tokyo Olympics Highlighted Casual Bias in Sports

Sha’Carri Richardson’s suspension was just the tip of the injustice iceberg for American athletes. Read more »

Pains of Fame: Billie Eilish Comes Into Her Own

In spite of everything, Billie Eilish has managed to retain her sense of self. Read more »

Dangerous Spin: Media Exposes Ballet’s Ugly Side

There’s nothing endearing or gentle about the violence dancers endure. Read more »

Color Struck: Hollywood Can’t Scrub Its Colorism Problem

In the Heights is anxiously concerned about the white gaze. Read more »

Brain Power: Cartoons Diversify the Face of Neurodivergence

Recent animated shows, including The Owl House and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power are beautifully doing this work. Read more »

Written On the Body: For Deborah Copaken, Biology Is a Battlefield

She is using her body as a megaphone. Read more »

You Can’t Break Naomi Osaka Down

Athletes are no longer letting their audiences off the hook. Read more »

Emilly Prado Closes the Coffin on Her Old Life

Everybody’s sense of memory changes over time. Read more »

This Woman’s Work: “Lupita” Gets Inside the Life of an Indigenous Resistance Leader

“This is a woman [who] can tell the story of 500 years of repression of Indigenous peoples.” Read more »

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

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

One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you’re a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole... 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 »

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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