politics

Think Pieces

we’re millennials 2.0 and we’re coming to get you — lauren stocks on generation change

Teenager Lauren Stocks blew our minds with her speech at the Labour party conference last year. Voice trembling with emotion, she spoke out for every “spaced-out, stressed-out, depressed kid in a battlefield where they can’t afford pens and paper."
Lauren Stocks
5.10.18
News

watch the first trailer for jay z’s documentary about trayvon martin

“They say that time heals all wounds. It does not.”
Georgie Wright
2.27.18
Culture

5 awesome facts about america's new transgender lawmaker

Last night in Virginia, a trans metalhead Danica Roem unseated a self-described “chief homophobe” who drafted the state’s bathroom bill. Here’s what you need to know about your new Democratic hero.
Hannah Ongley
11.8.17
the sounding off issue

young artists on the politics of making music in the middle east

From the threat of violence to starting a musical revolution, making music is an inherently political act for artists from the Middle East
Amelia Abraham
11.2.17
the sounding off issue

“we will not stand for your merry little song”

Vic Mensa pens a powerful message to the NFL.
vic mensa
10.30.17
Culture

patti harrison is the trans comic we need desperately right now

The brilliant satirist blasted Trump on The Tonight Show, and now talks about her path to comedy and racism in Hollywood.
Zio Baritaux
10.10.17
Culture

why cynthia nixon (a.k.a. miranda hobbes) is uniquely suited for politics

Cynthia Nixon as Governor of New York would be a win for progressives and ‘Sex and the City’ fans everywhere.
André-Naquian Wheeler
8.9.17
News

bernie sanders is publishing a guide to revolution for teens

‘A Guide to Political Revolution’ is for the ‘least prejudiced generation in US history,’ says the former presidential candidate.
André-Naquian Wheeler
8.4.17
News

the 'transparent' cast and crew responds to trump's military ban

"Sharing this work amidst President Trump’s continued assault on the transgender community is painful," reads a statement that accompanies the trailer for the show's fourth season.
André-Naquian Wheeler
7.28.17
politics

the political importance of long-haired men

It’s a form of resistance.
Daniel Reynolds
6.19.17
News

fashion celebrates raf simons and resistance at cfda awards

From immigrant designers taking home top honors to American activists taking center stage, this year's CFDA Awards was the most political yet.
Hannah Ongley
6.6.17
News

newly free, chelsea manning introduces herself on instagram

After years of fighting for her freedom, and healthcare as a trans woman in a military prison, whistleblower Chelsea Manning introduces herself to the world.
Tish Weinstock
5.19.17