Who Run the World?: New Webseries "Brown Girls" Nuances Girl Narratives

Brown Girls presents common life complications through the much needed lens of women of color, normalizing the truth that life—with all its pain, awkwardness, hook ups, BFFs, and confusion—exists outside the white gaze.

Backtalk: Bey's Announcement & Sundance Showdown

Beyoncé news! Yay! White Feminism alarm. Boo!  Read more »

Champagne, Sequins, and Male Tears: "Z" Season One Roundtable for Two

Z follows the Fitzgeralds through their bumpy marriage, their flapper-artist lifestyle, and party after party after party. Read more »

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

The Archie comics you loved, now with sexy, sexy murder! Read more »

Maximum and Maternal Security: Grey’s Anatomy Proves It’s Still Unafraid to Ask Dark Questions

What we wouldn’t give to be a fly in the writers room as Rimes postures her female character leads to take America to task by making us interrogate ourselves. Read more »

The Oscars will be Good and Distract From These Terrible Times: A Point/Counterpoint

Many of us turn to awards shows for the spectacle and fluffy entertainment, but this year’s Academy Awards have the potential to be historic and make a profound statement about the value of films created by people of color. Read more »

Glass Houses: Political Thriller "Miss Sloane" Promises to Throw Stones at D.C. politics but fails to deliver

The filmmakers haven’t done the reading, in policy or psychology, to make their premise pay off. Read more »

"Homeland's" Sixth Season Could Help the Espionage Thriller Ditch Its Islamophobic Rep—But Will It Work?

Season 6 offers an opportunity for Homeland to show how Muslim communities have been wronged by American policies. Read more »

Some of Us are Brave : Lovely Speeches are Not Radical

In this political environment, we cannot afford to mistake nice liberal speeches for the radicalism needed to fight the dismantling of democracy and human decency. Read more »

#BlackGirlMagic Meets #BlackGirlScience in Hidden Figures

Johnson, Vaughn, and Jackson’s experiences at NASA fifty years ago will seem familiar to any woman today who finds she has to be the smartest person in the room in order to advance. Read more »

Meryl Streep, Listen Up: Disability Shouldn't Be the Only Trump Card You Play

The worst thing about Trump, apparently, wasn’t that he wanted to kill disabled people via policy, but that he felt comfortable mocking them on national television. Read more »

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One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you're a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole lot... Read more »

Kelly Link Discusses the Feminist Fairy Tales of Angela Carter

The new cover for The Bloody Chamber and Kelly Link, who wrote the introduction for the latest edition. A reluctant vampire queen... Read more »

Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream

Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream. Read more »

The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human Growth... Read more »