Culture

Can “Master of None” Survive Aziz Ansari’s Scandal? We Still Don’t Know.

Master of None lost one of its most compelling components: unflinching emotional honesty. Read more »

“The Other Black Girl” Verbalizes the Horror of Workplace Racism

Zakiya Dalila Harris puts a contemporary social lens on the horror her book details. Read more »

No Way Up: Kathy Wang’s “Impostor Syndrome” Is a Tech World Satire

The book externalizes the ethical issues confronting tech. Read more »

Layered Onion: Remembering “Shrek,” the Ironic Film That Poked Fun at Us

Turning the fairy-tale genre on its head was a clever, if not totally novel, notion at the time. Read more »

5 Feminist Albums That Got Us Through May

As always, music provides a much-needed escape from the confusion of our current times. Read more »

Lunchbox Moment: “Gilmore Girls” Is Haunted by Its Asian American Problem

Gilmore Girls is a contradiction in and of itself: It’s a show that tried to represent Asians well but never quite gave the task its proper due. Read more »

We Still Don’t Believe Mentally Ill Women

Anna Fox is the epitome of a tragic, hysterical woman—the kind of character who’s easy to write off and should be a victim rather than a heroine. Read more »

Swiped Out: Nancy Jo Sales Wrote the Book on the Corporate Triumph of Big Dating

Misogyny wasn’t invented by dating apps. It was just weaponized by them. Read more »

Do We Need a Black Feminist Bechdel Test? Moya Bailey Thinks So.

We need more Black feminists everywhere.  Read more »

Bitcoin Is Astrology for Men

Astrology is sometimes looked down on, while cryptocurrency is heralded as the future of finance. Read more »

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All Hail the Queen?: What Do Our Perceptions of Beyoncé's Feminism Say about us?

The policing of feminist cred is the real moral contradiction. 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 »

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 »

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 »