Mallory Ortberg: Q&A
Since becoming the latest arbiter of life decisions at Slate’s Dear Prudence column about a year ago, hilarious writer, founder of the beloved and now-defunct feminist humor website The Toast, and unbelievably empathetic human Mallory Ortberg has been providing sensible,... Read more »
Oh Joy Sex Toy: A Day in the Life
Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly NSFW comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week: Erika Moen gets personal with her entry for Hourly Comics Day. Read more »
"We write for our community and the people that we love": A Q&A With Brown Girls Creator Fatimah Asghar
Brown Girls is a show we didn’t know we deserved, and it is so necessary to see ourselves reflected back at us, in our messiness, in our richness, in our small funny moments—in our own stories. Read more »
Love as Political Resistance: Lessons from Audre Lorde and Octavia Butler
We don’t learn to love in a linear path, from self to family to friends to spouse, as we might have been taught. We learn to love by loving. We practice with each other, on ourselves, in all kinds of relationships. Read more »
Lane Moore Wants You To Feel Good: A Pre–Valentine's Day Chat With the Host of Tinder Live!
“A lot of my jokes could be done by someone of any gender. I’ve never been interested in, like, ‘I’m a woman, as you can see, and here are my ladyjokes.’” Read more »
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 »