The Fantasy Issue

Open Arms: The Fantastical Pull of Tentacle Porn

The experiences of those who embrace tentacle porn offer a larger lesson about how we come to understand our own sexual nuances.

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 »

On the Mend: The Future of Fashion Is Sustainable

While “sustainability” might sound like a trendy buzzword, it is actually a movement that brings together people committed to honoring what we love about clothes. Read more »

Begone with the Wind: How Hollywood Rewrites Slavery

If these cinematic perceptions of slavery are committed to memory, then we might accept the plantation as a mere backdrop to terror rather than the very site of it. Read more »

Smoke Signal: Building the Past, the Present, and the Afrofuture

Today’s Afrofuturist art blurs the lines between present and future, fact and fiction, and fantasy and reality. Read more »

Sound Out: Coming Home to Lavender Country

Queer country artists have been making their voices known for decades. Read more »

Gilead Is Now: For Feminist Authors, Dystopia Is Already Here

In modern times, dystopian fiction is an outlet for authors to imagine the world as it already is. Read more »

Beyond Bars: Prison Abolition Should Be the American Dream

The possibilities are endless, if we allow ourselves to dream bigger than criminalization and bondage. Read more »

Bethany C. Morrow Rewrites the Siren Song

There’s no way to opt out of oppression and dehumanization, and no way to opt in to the power majority. Read more »

BitchTapes: Soundtracks from Fantasy Films

In this BitchTape, Rekha Shanker takes us on a fantastical journey, shining a light on soundtrack-born songs that help us suspend disbelief. Read more »