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Some Leaders Rise Like a Phoenix, Others Falwell
The evangelical religious right of Jerry Falwell, Jr., has finally been revealed for what it is: a con game, a sham. And that's hilarious.
Ms. and They: Coming to Terms with Terms of Identity
Throughout rehearsals, she constantly defaulted to “he,” followed by stuttering apologies. Aidan always said, “That’s OK.” She always felt terrible anyway.
Miden Voyage: A #MeToo Charge in a Fictional Utopia
In Veronica Raimo’s novel "The Girl at the Door," there's a fine line between admiring a culture and alienation from it.
How ‘Average’ Howard Barnes Became an Above-Average Musical
Composer Michael Kooman and book writer/lyricist Christopher Dimond celebrate their "average" world-premiere CD.
‘Stranger’ Days: Remembering the Penelope Ashe Hoax
How 24 newspaper writers teamed up 50 years ago to create the sex-soaked novel "Naked Came the Stranger."
Mr. Rogers Is Not the Man You Are Looking For
We have to talk about masculinity, but not how we change it. We need to talk about how to channel it.
‘Working Woman’: Humans First, Gender Second
Can women and men work together? Yes, says Israeli filmmaker Michal Aviad -- when the roots of sexual harassment are finally rooted out.
Being and Becoming: Black, Gay, Creative — and Politically Engaged
How I elevated my social and political voice through voice training.
‘Sorry — Love You’: Asian Americans on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’
What does it look like to represent Asian Americans in a drag competition?
Did We Fail Marlon Riggs?
In April 1994, the Associated Press published a story on how HIV+ patients were starting to live longer. A study out of San Francisco...
When a Favorite Coming-of-Age Novel Turns 50
Revisiting Richard Bradford’s "Red Sky at Morning" -- and all that steamy stuff in the high desert.
Meet the Brains Behind ‘The Female Role Model Project’
Science and theater merge in a daring experiment around gender, empowerment and music.
Meet the Young Actor Who Is Very Close to Dr. Ford
"She is so strong. She is scared, but she endures. She is my hero."
Casanova, the Museum Exhibit? Casa-I-Don’t-Think-So
Curators, I propose a new kind of exhibit for your museum. (Hint: it doesn't honor the womanzier!)
Video Games Need to Stop Hypersexualizing Female Characters
They've made notable strides in their representation of women. Why can't some franchises keep up?
‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ Is So Unpretty
Broadway pimps out a Hollywood title. Don't buy it.
Offred Won’t Save You: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Was Never About That
Viewers and critics want Offred to be a freedom fighter, serving neither the character nor the plot.
Deep In Vogue: Ryan Murphy’s Groundbreaking, Retro ‘Pose’
A powerful reminder of how far the LGBTQ+ community has traversed since the late 1980s.
Bildungsroman, Baby! Lisa Locascio’s Debut Novel, ‘Open Me’
An erotic first novel about a young American abroad gradually grows more eloquent.
Is the Humor of Barry Humphries Out of Time?
The days of performing witless, morally objectionable material under the guise of being "in character" are over.