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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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 »

No Disrespect: Black Women and the Burden of Respectability

Hollywood still filters (and distorts) the lives and histories of minorities through the eyes of the majority. Read more »

It’s Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women

To imply that trans women pose a threat to cisgender women in restrooms is misinformation that preys on unfounded fears. Read more »