How “The Sopranos” Changed Therapy On TV

The Sopranos’ willingness to suggest the necessity of therapy in men’s lives reverberated in popular culture.

Grief Police: The Men Who Want Ariana Grande to Break Down

Grieving is messy and difficult and unpredictable, but being poked and prodded by paparazzi, reporters, and social-media users adds an unnecessary pressure that can send anyone into a tailspin. Read more »

BitchTapes: Weathering the Storm

With global warming, and the constantly changing weather of autumn in mind, this week’s BitchTapes is a big ol’ shout out to Mother Nature. Read more »

Pretty Girls Make Graves: How Female Suicide Became a Cultural Obsession

Whether in regard to fictional characters or actual people, the emphasis placed on the female suicide muse entrenches a hyperbolic narrative of failure. Read more »

Time Bombs: “Her Smell” and “Vox Lux” Let Viewers Fill in the Blanks

The use of time jumps might advance a narrative—but it’s also a way to bypass organic character development. Read more »

How To Survive the Traumatic 24-hour News Cycle If You Have PTSD

For sexual assault or harassment survivors, especially those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the last two weeks have been full of triggers. Read more »

Curses and Kitchens: “Jell-O Girls” Looks at the Secret, Sexist History of America’s Classic Dessert

“Jell-O Girls” is at once a memoir, a family history, and an overview of the domestication (and dissolution) of the American kitchen. Read more »

At the Borders, On the Margins: Jean Guerrero’s “Crux” puts a reporter’s lens on family and memory

Memoir fans will love the ambitious and sometimes experimental structure of Jean Guererro’s debut. Read more »

Bad Blood: “Hereditary” Finds the Horror in Denial and Repression

Hereditary is a fable about generational silence in the face of mental illness. Read more »

BitchTapes: Mental Health Awareness

Using music to push against stigma. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Our Bodies, Ourselves

How will we know our bodies are normal now? Read more »

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