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Making Fetch Happen: Fiona Apple’s New Album Is a Story of Resilience and Rebirth

Apple’s latest release is a refusal to relinquish control of her own story. Read more »

“Too Hot to Handle” Is a Conservative Nightmare of a Reality Dating Show

The premise is simple: for the duration of the season, no one can have sex. Read more »

“Nightmare Temptation Academy” Is a Video Game Challenging Rape Culture

Creator Lena NW’s shit isn’t for everyone. Read more »

Siena Liggins Hates Being Told What to Do

“I hate my voice,” the pop singer says. Read more »

We Were Rooting for You: On the Changing Legacy of Tyra Banks

Banks has been around since the ’90s, but it has taken this long to reckon with her true legacy. Read more »

Remember and Resolve: Choice Is Central to “The Opposite of Fate”

Every choice we make is influenced by everything that has come to bear in our own lives and on our own belief systems. Read more »

Weaving the Wall: Devotional Art Counters State Violence in the Borderlands

Border artists summon the sacred and repair what has been broken. Read more »

Dr. Luke is Overshadowing a Woman’s Accomplishment. Again.

Though Dr. Luke should be a pariah in the music industry, he’s instead credited as one of the producers on “Say So.” Read more »

We’ve Entered Peak Dystopian Television, and Chris Harrison is Our King

Dystopian television is here, and it’s coming for our love lives—whether through song, or otherwise. Read more »

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Black Girls Hunger for Heroes, Too: A Black Feminist Conversation on Fantasy Fiction for Teens

What happens when two great black women fiction writers get together to talk about race in young adult literature? That's exactly what happens... Read more »

Mad Science: Deconstructing Bunk Reporting in 5 Easy Steps

British scientists have uncovered the truth behind one of modern culture's greatest mysteries: why little girls play with pink toys. Is it...

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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 »