There Are No Lone Wolves

The murders of millions of Indigenous and Black people over the last 500 years has certainly shaped American culture too, but it’s not often discussed in conjunction with mass shootings.

Red Letter Day: The Enduring Legacy of “Scarleteen,” the Internet’s Best Sex-Ed Site

What does it mean for our sexual wellness when we keep losing spaces to think about sex online? Read more »

How “The Sopranos” Changed Therapy On TV

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

“...Baby One More Time” and the Pop Princesses Who Started a Moral Panic

The sexuality of Britney Spears and the other pop princesses of her era was consumed en masse and then deemed inauthentic and dangerous by media, critics, and “concerned parent” groups. Read more »

Reeling in Romance: How “You’ve Got Mail” Tried to Make Catfishing Romantic

Before we knew about catfishing, swiping left or right on Tinder, and having friendships that exist entirely within the digital confines of Facebook, there was “You’ve Got Mail.”  Read more »

Turning 20: “Practical Magic” Travels Through the Realm of Outsiders

“Practical Magic” withstands the test of time and reinvigorates interest in witchy feminist spirituality. Read more »

Turning 20: The Music Industry Transformed Lauryn Hill from Superstar to Specter

Looking back on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20 years after its acclaimed release is an exercise in witnessing promise unfulfilled.  Read more »

BitchTapes: The Year Black Women Ruled R&B

Remembering 1998 as the last apex for Black women’s R&B. Read more »

Turning 20: How An Iconic ’90s Film Normalized Stalking

Humor that takes stalking seriously requires nimbleness and nuance. Read more »

Doing It Like Men: Did “Sex and the City” Really Revolutionize Sex On TV?

Having sex and liking it was the one thing that Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha, and Miranda had in common. Read more »

When Women Are Always the Heel: WWE’s Attitude Era Mistreated Women In Service of Ratings

The Attitude Era’s tidal wave of toxic masculinity still poisons the WWE. Read more »

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