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I Won’t Calm Down: Taylor Swift, Kellyanne Conway and the VMAs

Don't tell me that I "need to calm down," Taylor. Oh, and please, Kellyanne, don't sing.

Trump Sacrifices Pro-Conservative ‘The Hunt’ to His Own Victim Complex

"The Hunt" reminds us: seldom is enjoyable art also emperor-sanctioned cult messaging.

How Abortion Narratives Are Changing in Hollywood

Amazingly, encouragingly, the subject is suddenly everywhere.

For Indie Artists, Does the Daisie App Match the Hype?

It's the wild, wild west (of Westeros).

Latinx Artists Probe Sci-Fi in ‘Mundos Alternos’

Artists from across the Americas playfully show that science fiction has always been a metaphor for addressing complex political and social realities.

Why Professional Wrestling Should Be in the Theater Conversation

Why not? After all, writers create the narratives and matches have predetermined outcomes.

How ‘Nailed It’ Fails It

Join us, as we mourn the death of craft.

For Bob Dylan Musical, Conor McPherson Jettisons the Jukebox

"Hurricane," "Forever Young," “Like a Rolling Stone” -- but not always where you'd expect them.

Punishing Faith Fennidy For Her Black Hair Is What’s Unnatural

Discrimination against Black hair is a modern way of keeping us out of spaces we had to fight, march and protest our way inside.

Hannah Gadsby Just Killed Comedy As We Know It

First she shows how her jokes work. Then you're left appalled at why you laughed in the first place.

How Do You ‘Queer’ a Pop Song?

An excellent tribute to a legendary gay dance party raises awesome gnarly questions.

Remember How ‘This Is America’ Distracted Us?

Americans don’t have amnesia about mass violence, we have no attention span.

Childish Gambino and the Music of the Marginalized

Singing tales of all-too-common threads.

“Fail-Safe”: Remember When Nukes Weren’t a Punch Line?

Why aren't we worrying about the bomb?

No, Claire Berlinski: #MeToo Isn’t Going Too Far

Not when there are restaurant rape rooms and Louis C.K. is just fine.

Meghan Markle Is More Than “Descended From Slaves”

To say that Markle is descended from slaves on her maternal side, solely, is to deny the truth.

Playlist for a Polarized America for Thanksgiving and Beyond

Over the holidays, can our divided America reach across the table? Let's use a playlist and find out.

Hugh Hefner: A Son of a Bitch. God Rest His Soul.

People are complicated, few more so than Hugh Hefner.

Why I’m Afraid of White Women…and Taylor Swift

She is “innocent” yet wants to be able to inflict harm. That is a terrifying premise.

How Did “GoT” Get So Damned Popular? A Fan Explains.

The show abounds in families. Be it toxic or supportive, we all have them.
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