Culture

Web of Cries: “Spider-Man: No Way Home” Opens up the Multiverse to Explore Grief

Spider-Man: No Way Home shows that—no matter what magic or powers you have—grief impacts us all. Read more »

“Harlem” Could’ve Offered Escapism. Instead, its Black Characters Are Woefully Unoriginal

The new show makes confusing choices that deliver woefully unoriginal Black characters.  Read more »

Very Online: The Terrifying Scale of the Online Gossip Economy

Our human instinct to discuss—and judge—others is increasingly warped by social platforms. Read more »

Remembering bell hooks in Her Own Words

Bitch interviewed the legendary feminist scholar bell hooks in our Winter 2000 issue. Read more »

Being Alive: How Sondheim Made Space for Queer and Trans People

Stephen Sondheim reminded queer and trans people that they can be complicated and messy, but still worthy of love. Read more »

Juhea Kim Talks Korean History and Why Books Should Break Us Open

A new book explores the power of artistic imagery from Venus to Beyoncé. Read more »

“A Snake Falls to Earth” Gives YA Readers a Vivid Coming-of-Age Story

Darcie Little Badger’s second novel follows an unlikely pair: Nina, a young Lipan Apache girl, and Oli, a cottonmouth snake. Read more »

Femme Fatale: The Allure of the “House of Gucci” Antiheroine

This story is not about the downfall of magnificent men, it’s about the tragedy of a woman who flew too close to the sun. Read more »

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In a Bizarre 1976 Comic Book, Spider-Man Fought the Villain of Misleading Sex Education

Last week, I came across a very strange comic book: in 1976, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel to publish a one-off comic in which... Read more »

Ms. Opinionated: I'm a Man. How Can I Help the Feminist Movement?

Welcome to Ms. Opinionated, our weekly advice column dealing with questions of life, love, feminism, and pop culture. This week, a reader... Read more »

Know & Tell: The Literary Renaissance of Trans Women Writers

For so long, the people who wrote about us were not us. Finally, that is beginning to change. Read more »

Will Filming the Police Keep Us Safe?

There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to Elf... Read more »