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On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: This Photo Looks Familiar

Today we're reading about Melissa McCarthy, Hamilton, and abortion.

The Self as Specimen: On "All the Lives I Want" and Feminine Feelings

Alana Massey’s debut collection holds a mirror to our celebrity obsessions and our hesitations toward women making art about themselves.

 

Black Venus Rising: The Symbolism of Beyoncé's Pregnancy Photos

Anyone who has seen Lemonade can tell you that Beyoncé is fond of bending symbols to her will.

BitchTapes Super Bowl Sunday

I'll try not to let my hearty anti-Patriots fervor affect this playlist of music from the regions participating in the Super Bowl this weekend. 

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: #DeleteUber Worked

Today we're reading about The OA, South Park, and Steve Bannon.

Pop Culture Prepared Me: The Trumpocalypse

So glad yet horrified that pop culture prepared me for these terrible, horrible, no-good, very-bad, troubled dystopian horror times!

Popaganda Episode: Growing Up Immigrant

When politicians and pundits talk about immigrants, they far too often use language that makes it seem like immigrants are… other. Not real Americans. Not able to be trusted.

 

The Worst 100 Days: Make "Alternative Facts" Lies Again

In a postfactual world, the question of how to report, broadcast, and process news is more pressing than ever.

Milkshakes and Murder: "Riverdale" Series Premiere Roundtable for Two

The Archie comics you loved, now with sexy, sexy murder!

Pressure Makes Perfect: Donna Freitas Examines the Friction Between Public Identity and Personal Authenticity with Mixed Results

Frietas hits all the hot topics of the day—selfies, sexting, bullying, love-hate relationships with smartphones—but seems to be writing for an audience of technology estranged adults.

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