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the feminist comedians dismantling sexist ‘jokes’

From Hannah Gadsby to Ali Wong, a distinct wave of smart female comics are poking fun at the old guard of comedy and starting from scratch.
El Hunt
8.7.18
Culture

why we're all so obsessed with neon

In the era of 'fake news' and reality star presidents, neon is everywhere, allowing us to revel in the hyperreal.
Dane Scott
8.2.18
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are we pushing horror film actors too far?

Actors are putting their mental health at risk for movies that push the boundaries of fear.
Emily Kirkpatrick
6.7.18
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why can't black men be twinks?

From Timothée Chalamet to Troye Sivan, twinkness and whiteness seem to be closely related.
André-Naquian Wheeler
5.22.18
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our love for pop diva feuds is deeply sexist

From Cardi B vs. Nicki Minaj to Taylor Swift vs. Katy Perry – why do we love to watch women fight with each other?
André-Naquian Wheeler
5.9.18
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the problem with ryan murphy's ‘consent’

No, you should not make a fictionalized show about the #MeToo movement.
Emily Kirkpatrick
5.8.18
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the 'tired spongebob' meme captures our cultural exhaustion

Why is ‘Spongebob Squarepants’ so damn memeable?
André-Naquian Wheeler
4.27.18
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this lgbtq facebook group is attacking grindr racism (and me)

Why Grindr Aesthetics is both a positive and negative addition to the LGBTQ community.
André-Naquian Wheeler
4.10.18
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'love, simon' captures the power of online anonymity for queer teens

In light of Craigslist's "personals" section closing, a look at the role online chatrooms, messages, and sex ads play in the queer coming-of-age story.
Adam White
4.6.18
Culture

march for our lives showed me why we should listen to the kids

“This march is not the end of anything, it’s the beginning of a revolution.”
Erica Euse
3.26.18
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what can we learn from 'drag race all stars 3'?

Last night, Trixie Mattel snatched the 'All Stars 3' crown. But the season didn’t always snatch my proverbial wig.
Emily Manning
3.16.18
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what radical anti-fur protesters get wrong about fashion

Catwalk invasions and aggressive protests outside shows by designers using faux fur have bemused editors in London and New York. When so many fashion people are also anti-fur, are the activists really protesting fur, or just fashion?
Charlotte Gush
2.20.18