Culture

Super Saturated: Amina Mucciolo Sits Atop the Rainbow Curve

Amina Mucciolo is many things—a YouTuber, an Instagrammer, a designer, an artist—but through it all, she has remained true to herself.  Read more »

Is Hollywood Ready for the Realness of “Zola?”

You can’t tell stories about Black women without Black women creators. Read more »

Cerulean Blues: “The Devil Wears Prada” Fashions a Cautionary Tale

Most media outlets still favor the image of equality over doing the real work that true equality would require. Read more »

White Magic: The Spellbinding Writing Power of Elissa Washuta

Elissa Washuta demonstrates the inherent power of storytelling. Read more »

Tarnished Wings: Victoria’s Secret Can’t Hide Its Toxic Legacy

Victoria’s Secret’s brand was built upon the hypersexualization of women’s bodies and the glorification of eating disorders. Read more »

5 Feminist Albums That Got Us Through June

If you’re looking for a confidence booster, these new releases won’t disappoint. Read more »

Time After Time: Queer History Comes Alive in “One Last Stop”

Queer history is many times, many places, many persons. Read more »

Inner Demons: “Physical” Presents a Darker Underdog Story

The show depicts an unfulfilled housewife’s inner demons with brutal clarity, making for a compelling but difficult watch. Read more »

Chef’s Kiss: Soleil Ho Doesn’t Want to Be the First and Only

Her journey is less about accolades and more about ensuring she isn’t “the only one” in the notoriously exclusive food and restaurant space. Read more »

Super Fly: “Tuca & Bertie’s” New Season Is an Incisive Look at Friendship

After a year in limbo, the bird besties are back. Read more »

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Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-Lit and the New, Enlightened American Dream

Even as reports on joblessness, economic recovery, and home foreclosures suggest that no one is immune to risk during this recession, the popularity of women’s wellness media has persisted and, indeed, grown stronger.  Read more »

What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »

Politically Correct Language Isn't Just About Being Polite—It's About Survival

Photo by Phillipe Leroyer (Creative Commons). Two weeks ago, Jonathan Chait published the lengthy essay “Not a Very P.C.... 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 »