Some of Us are Brave—Conquering Fear and Loathing in Trump's America

I am unmotivated and unmoored. I have been since Donald J. Trump became PEOTUS last fall. And it has only gotten worse since the inauguration three weeks ago. Every day seems to bring a new blow to democracy or another threat to people like me. Read more »

The Super Bowl Commercials—It's Not Such a Small World After All

This current administration forces us to question everything around us, even the commercials we watch. Read more »

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.   Read more »

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! Read more »

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.   Read more »

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. Read more »

Intergenerational Resistance: "This isn't any worse, it's just your turn."

“I’m 75,” my grandmother shrugged, calm and utterly unfazed. “I’ve seen worse. The thing to remember is this: if you believe in what you have to say, then you must find a way to say it. This isn’t any worse, it’s just your turn.”   Read more »

Body Politic: Marginalization at the Women's March and Beyond

Here's the thing about unity, though: it cannot be demanded. It must be constructed with care. Read more »

Going Green: Writer Mariko Tamaki Takes the Hulk Franchise into Uncharted Territory

Not only is a woman now taking center stage as Hulk, stepping into a role that has always been a symbol of superheroic masculinity, her trauma and internalized anger is at the heart of the story. Read more »

No, Donald Trump Won't be Good for the Arts

The social attitude that creatives must “pay their dues” by suffering feeds into the refusal to pay them actual money for their work, into stereotypes surrounding mental health and creativity. Read more »

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It's Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women

To imply that trans women pose a threat to cisgender women in restrooms is misinformation that preys on unfounded fears. Read more »

Will Filming the Police Keep Us Safe?

There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to Elf on the Shelf, the... Read more »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »

Where My Girls At: Meet Two of Ferguson's Black Queer Activists

A participant in a Millenial Activists United protest on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Photo by Aaron Banks. Amid national discussions of... Read more »