Susan Seidelman On How the 'Woman Director' Label Went from Pejorative to Political

Few movies capture the filth-under-the-fingernails grit of early ‘80s New York as well as Susan Siedelman’s 1982 film Smithereens. The character study follows its protagonist Wren through tagged-up, trash-strewn Lower East Side, Soho, and beyond as she attempts to make it in the big city with no discernible goal

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Democratic Primary Opponent Will Remain on the Ballot Because of Some Bullshit 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old Democratic congressional primary winner who simultaneously rouses feelings of inspiration and deep inadequacy within my young, icy heart, will not be the sole Democrat on the November ballot in her district. Instead, 20-year incumbent Joseph Crowley, whom she beat in an

'We Have to Apply Pressure': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Done With the Democratic Status Quo 

Since the start of Donald Trump’s presidency, there has been a quiet but steady rise of women and people of color running for elected office all over the United States—often in places where we previously have not seen ourselves reflected in our representatives. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old, third generation