Open marriage can teach its participants about a lot of things—trust, communication, attraction, the limits of our own possessive and jealous hearts—and now we’ve got one more to add to the list, with this one man who says that agreeing to sleep with other people has helped him finally get feminism. Readers, however,… »
Though MIA’s 2013 album, Matangi, was generally well received, it was not well understood. This was, in part, because of many Western music critics’ lack of curiosity about cultures outside their own, and specifically the music within; Matangi was an assertion of MIA’s globality, but also centered specifically on a… »
Lena Dunham and her BFF/Girls showrunner Jenni Konner are already a staple of your former coworker’s friend’s aunt’s HBO GO account, and soon they’ll be headed for your inbox with a newsletter called Lenny. (Why wasn’t it spelled “Lenni”? Oh, whatever.) »
“I once met a lass so fine. She was dunk on barley wine. I’d been at sea for months a three. I knew I could make her mine. And the lass was past consent! So it was off with her we went,” growls pirate Jordan Peele. Don’t despair, though. There’s a twist! »
Miriam Schapiro, a leader of the feminist art movement, has passed away at age 91. Schapiro began her art career as an abstract painter in the 1950s before shifting her focus towards feminist art. In the 1970s, she moved to California to teach at the University of California, San Diego. Along with fellow artist Judy… »
In between making hit songs, the rumored feuds with fellow pop stars and gallivanting with her army of best friends, Taylor Swift somehow makes the time to show love to her fans. She sends them care packages, has donated money to a heroic firefighter and most recently, helped one couple with their pregnancy… »
Queen of Instagram Amber Rose went on Larry King’s show this week to promote her upcoming Slutwalk and talk feminism, as well as address some rumors. »
Over the past two years, the actor Matt McGorry has evolved from his job as a personal trainer and bodybuilder with mostly small TV roles (he played a lot of cops and EMTs) to a star in not one, but two of television’s must-watch-or-I’ll-croak shows.
Following an interview with The Sun where Ariana Grande shut down rumors of her dating One Direction’s Niall Horan by saying, “A girl can be friends with someone with a dick and not hop on it,” the singer took to her social media to share thoughts on being single and the double standards between men and women. Grande… »
Miss Piggy has received her controversial award from Brooklyn’s Sackler Center for Feminist Art during a ceremony this past Thursday. The world-famous celebrity, author and style icon has been added to an illustrious roster of past recipients that include Toni Morrison, Connie Chung, Sandra Day O’Connor and Anita… »
Professor Louise Richardson, an expert on international security and terrorist movements, is the first woman in Oxford University’s nearly 800-year history to be appointed as its leader. »
As feminist student activists fight to expand their circle of vulnerability in collegiate life, Title IX has gone from a law designed to protect college students from sexual misconduct and discrimination to a means by which professors are put on trial for their tweets. »
Taylor Swift is the hottest woman on the planet right now, according to Maxim. And it’s partly because she doesn’t care about being hot, they say. »
At last, Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” teaser posters have come to life in the form of an actual music video that debuted tonight at the Billboard Music Awards.
In 1960, the year in which the first season of Mad Men takes place, my mother was living a few subway stops uptown from Sterling Cooper. She was a junior at Barnard College, about the same age as Peggy Olson. She married my father four years later—just as she was becoming a devoted member of what she would call “the… »
There are lots of recommendable things about Vote Audrey, a short film directed by Lena Dunham to promote fashion designer Rachel Antonoff’s collaboration with & Other Stories. It’s bright, it’s bubbly, it features our very own Collier Meyerson. The story of a young politico (Zoe Kazan) who, despite discouragement,… »
We can all agree that Mad Men has had its share of intense episodes, as it’s explored every hellish crevice of the virulently unscrupulous and morally bankrupt. But last night’s episode, with its escalating depiction of women at the cusp of feminism yet not close enough to save them, was in my mind the most… »
The latest university dustup between the correct and the permissible comes at Appalachian State, where a junior on campus named Julia Grainger has blasted the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity for their plans to hold a march against sexual assault—and subsequently received a heaping of personal backlash in return.