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RuPaul's Drag Race All-Star Katya Talks Fashion, Femininity, and Feminism in Drag

Tuesday night, every Season 2 contestant on RuPaul’s All-Stars Drag Race filed into a screening room in Manhattan’s Crosby Street Hotel and made her case for why she should win. Most were keeping focused and internally grounded—the Vegas queen Coco Montrese said she’d learned on her Season 5 stint that she was only…

The Next Senate Is Poised to Have the Largest Number of Women in History 

There are currently 20 women in the United States Senate. That number, while still too low, represents a historic achievement: It’s the largest number of women who have ever served in the Senate. But now, as the Guardian reports, five women vying for Senate seats in swing states could not only move that historic bar,…

Walmart Heiress Alice Walton, a Resident of Arkansas, Is Spending Thousands to Influence New York City Elections

The Village Voice reports that exactly none of the donors for new super-PAC New Yorkers for Independent Action—which has launched a very expensive campaign to unseat four black and Latino state Democrats representing Bronx, Brooklyn, and Suffolk counties in the September 13 Democratic primaries—actually live in the…

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Bernie Sanders Launches Group to Support Progressive Causes, Majority of Staff Immediately Quits 

Bernie Sanders has launched Our Revolution, a new group meant to support progressive causes. In doing so, they’re also promising to “revitalize American democracy” and “elevate the political consciousness.” All of which sounds great, and crucial, and they will probably be right on it, as soon as they replace the…