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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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 »

The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. Read more »

Hot Under the Bonnet: The Cooptation of Amish Culture in Mass-Market Fiction

Dubbed “Amish romance novels,” “Amish fiction,” or the more waggish “bonnet rippers,” these novels just one entry point into the varying images of Amish communities in U.S. popular culture. Read more »

The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... Read more »