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Undetectable: “Coded Bias” Challenges the Racism of Facial-Recognition Software

Artificial intelligence is a danger to our civil rights when it replicates historical qualities of any real-life bias.

From the Junkyard: Meg Lionel Murphy Paints Through Trauma

I have had extreme, debilitating PTSD. I needed fantasy in order to survive Read more »

Distressed Damsels: There’s Nothing Accidental about White Feminist Racism

The white self—not the white person as a human being, but as a white person in the society—is built on this myth of morality and goodness surrounded by heathens and disease-ridden savages. Read more »

Yola Is the Unconventional Queen of Country Soul

Black artists from all around the world are continuing the tradition of upending the expectation that country music is a genre reserved for white artists. Read more »

“Blacklight” Spins a New Tale about Strippers in New Orleans

Sex workers are very dynamic and have their own varied, colorful lives. Read more »

Patient Perspective: Lara Parker, a Wise Friend for Those with Vagina Problems

In order to get help from doctors and be taken seriously, people with endometriosis have to be really vulnerable. Read more »

Staggering Genius: “The Undocumented Americans” Defies Flattened Migrant Narratives

“As an artist, you have to have a radical vision.” Read more »

Dethroning Romance: Angela Chen Archives the Evolution of Asexuality

“I write about how asexuality has become a sexual identity, but it can also be thought of as just a way of living that doesn’t center sex.” Read more »

“Aria” Looks at Revolution through the Eyes of Children

Children can act as a conduit for the reader who doesn’t understand something political. Read more »

Meat and Potatoes: In “Tomboyland,” Melissa Faliveno Asks Who Can Explore Queerness

Given Faliveno’s commitment to honesty, there isn’t a moment in Tomboyland that feels chastising or heavy-handed. Read more »

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