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The Restaurant Industry Is Very Diverse—But It’s White Chefs Who Win Most of the Awards

Since 1990, the James Beard Foundation has put on an annual awards show that, in more ways than one, stands as the food and drink industry’s version of the Academy Awards. In the years since I entered the restaurant world, I’ve repeatedly had the same conversation with coworkers and... Read more »

New Documentary “Equal Means Equal” Exposes Why We Need an Equal Rights Amendment

In all sorts of ways in the United States, women are still unequal.  Read more »

On "The Bachelor," Women Labor for Love—But Don’t Dare Call it Sex Work

Women are expected to perform a tightrope walk between sexy and chaste.  Read more »

Dear Bear: My Partner Makes No Money. Is That a Problem?

Our advice columnist offers a lesson in anticapitalist self-care.  Read more »

For "X-Files" Revival, Gillian Anderson Was Offered Half What David Duchovny Was Paid

Agents Mulder and Scully are a duo… but when Fox started the process of reviving “The X-Files” for six episodes, they initially offered Gillian Anderson half the pay of her co-star. Because, why? They’re fans of ... Read more »

Barely Represented: How Laws Regulating Sex Work Ignore Sex Workers Themselves

Laws regulating strip clubs often have a big problem. Read more »

The Oscars Is One More Example of Hollywood’s Discrimination

The white and male-dominated awards show isn't a Hollywood quirk—it's a stunning example of the film industry's systemic race and gender based discrimination. And the Oscars, along with the rest of the film industry, need to work to fix this discrimination—or risk becoming... Read more »

"The Intern" Should Be Called "Lean In: The Movie"

Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro star in the film about a young CEO finding her way in the corporate world.  Read more »

Nearly 4,000 People Fighting California's Fires Are Paid Just $1 An Hour

Nearly half of California’s wildfire fighting crews are incarcerated people. Read more »

Discovering Sylvie Rancourt's Long-Lost Comics About Working As a Nude Dancer

In the mid-1980s, Sylvie Rancourt worked as a dancer in a strip club in downtown Montreal. In her downtime, she drew comics about her life. Read more »

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Dear Bear: My Partner Makes No Money. Is That a Problem?

Our advice columnist offers a lesson in anticapitalist self-care. Read more »

Why You Should Pay for Porn

If you’re a progressive middle-class individual, chances are you think about where your food comes from. Maybe you try to buy shoes that are... Read more »