reviews

Crushed Blackademics: The Case for Black Women to Ditch Academia

Edith Vane suffers the whips and scorns of academia in a world where tenure is an illusion. Read more »

“Abandon Me” Highlights How Abuse Hides In Queer Relationships

Abandon Me proves unequivocally that there must be room in the literary canon for the complexity of women’s stories on erotic fixation and loss. Read more »

Awe and Horror: Vocífera Make Rage Sound Like Triumph On “Evil Thoughts”

Vocífera luxuriates in the paradigm that metal has always upheld—badness can be goodness, and chaos can code as beauty. Read more »

Laughing Through Pain: A Documentary Side-eyes Tasteless Holocaust Jokes

Are there certain jokes that should never be told? That’s the central question of the new documentary The Last Laugh from director Ferne Pearlstein. Read more »

Musical Mastery: Priests Echo Legendary Female Punk Artists In “Nothing Feels Natural”

Priests have built an empire for the underrepresented by slinging cassettes and vinyl for like-minded female punk artists. Read more »

Baby Fever : “The Art of Waiting” Captures the Pain of Infertility

Belle Boggs handles infertility through a nuanced and empathetic lens that’s attuned to issues of social justice. Read more »

“Speed Sisters” Makes Drag Racing a Feminist Issue

New documentary Speed Sisters looks at an all-woman racing team, the first of its kind in Palestine, and their struggle to break into the male-dominated racing world as they compete against other drivers and each other. Read more »

Erasing Hallie: Sofia Coppola’s Race Problem Predates “The Beguiled”

It never crossed Sofia Coppola’s mind that Hallie is a woman, too. Read more »

Lorde Wipes Away Her Teenage Insecurities On “Melodrama”

Lorde used to be the anti-pop pop star, but Melodrama shows her fully embracing the pop star title. Read more »

Imperialist Feminism 101 : “Megan Leavey” Uses War to Help White Women Figure Themselves Out

Imperialist feminist plotlines seem to be on the rise. Read more »

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