Relationships

Serena Williams Got Engaged to Reddit's Cofounder: Why Bigots, Black Men, and Feminists Care

At some point during the past decade, Hollywood decided that mixed couples just aren’t controversial anymore. The reality tells a different story. Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: Get Tested!

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week: getting regularly tested is part of being a considerate, responsible sexual partner. Read more »

Kathleen Collins's Posthumous Short story collection "Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?" is a long overdue treasure

Collins never avoids complexity or difficult emotions; she’s unafraid of ambiguity, and her stories don’t provide easy conclusions or simple interpretations. Read more »

Appetite for Destruction: "Werewolf" Tackles Addiction and Toxic Masculinity

In her debut full-length film, Ashley McKenzie crafts a quietly devastating story of addiction, recovery, and relapse that portrays its subjects with both compassion and blunt honesty. Read more »

Ask Bear: Should I Tell My Friends and Family I'm Poly?

Good for you that you were able to recognize love when it came along. Read more »

Ask Bear: My Boyfriend Hates Leaving the House

He likes to stay in. I like to go out. Will we just make eachother unhappy forever? Read more »

Ask Bear: I Think My Friend Is in a Downward Spiral. How Do I Help Her?

“Make lots of time and space for conversation to happen.” Read more »

Performance Anxiety: Why I’m Here to Watch Drake Worship Rihanna

Black women deserve to be loved out in the open, away from the shadows where darkness often conveys shame. Read more »

Ask Bear: I Know My Boyfriend is Abusive. Why Can't I Leave?

That’s his game. To assert his power. To gain control. Read more »

In "Take My Wife" Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher Serve Up Charming Self-Awareness With a Side of Sly Pop Culture Critique

Take My Wife is an exciting addition to a growing roster of TV shows that feature great comedians who reflect the diversity of the scene. Read more »

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