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Star Wars Christmas Display Wins This—And Every—Galaxy Throughout Time And Space

I present: the only facet of the holidays I can't get enough of. Read...
by Kelley Calkins | 12.19.14
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Serial's Race Problem

The popular podcast, which ended yesterday, has elicited criticism for its handling of race issues. Read...
Contributed by Karishma of Persephone Magazine | 12.19.14
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This Week In Pantsuit Politics: Jamaican Politician Wears Two-Piece Swimsuit, World Freaks Out

Also this week: Iraq gets a new women's affairs minister and Hillary's People cover is revealed as a flop. Read...
by Nikki Gloudeman | 12.19.14
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Imagine There's No Heaven: Why Stephen Collins' Abuse Comes As No Surprise

Whenever a man who plays a dad on television is uncovered to be uncouth, why do we feign the motions of disbelief? Read...
by Jetta Rae DoubleCakes | 12.19.14

From Etta To Brandy: 12 Undervalued Black Women Of Rock 

Genre boundaries are conscious of race—and, in the case of rock, conscious of gender too. Read...
Contributed by Noah Berlatsky | 12.18.14
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Sony's Cancellation Of The Interview Sheds Light On North Korea's Violent Ways

A chilling Hollywood battle has put this totalitarian country in the spotlight. Read...
by Nikki Gloudeman | 12.18.14

Is Cuba Ahead Of The U.S. In Terms Of Women's Rights?

When it comes to workforce opportunities and reproductive justice, Cuba could teach the U.S. a thing or two. Read...
by Giana Ciapponi | 12.18.14
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Traveling For The Holidays? 5 Rules For Stylish Airport Survival

Airports bring out the vanity in us—we want to look fabulous alongside our fellow globe-trotters. Banish sweatpants and stilettos. Read...
by Flora Tsapovsky | 12.18.14
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Of Money And Merry Christmas And Consumerism

In the next hour I spent $500 in a kind of delirious blur. Read...
by Katie Tandy | 12.18.14

Sex Work In Digital Exile: The Effects Of A Twitter Ban On Sex Workers

A queer porn performer's Twitter account has been suspended for two weeks over a bare-breast photo. And it is costing them every day. Read...
by Jetta Rae DoubleCakes | 12.17.14

"I Can't Stand The Sun": My Struggle To Find The Right Bipolar Meds

My cocktail is wrong. It’s a gin and tonic with only gin. It’s a martini with 10 olives. And I can’t stand the sun. Not today. Not this month. Read...
Contributed by Joni Edelman | 12.17.14

Fatal Attraction: The Sexual Cannibalism Of The Praying Mantis

Lady mantises sure are shady! A new study proves that these femme fatales sexually decieve their potential lovers using pheromones. Read...
by Katie Tandy | 12.17.14

The Latent Lesbianism Of Nicki Minaj's "Feeling Myself"

Female masturbation is sexy in part because it flirts with lesbianism. For male masturbation, it's a different story. Read...
Contributed by Noah Berlatsky | 12.17.14

The Duggar Family, LGBT Hate And Patriarchal Abuse 

Jim Bob has attacked a petition to cancel 19 Kids & Counting over hateful LGBT statements. Those statements are just the beginning. Read...
by Nikki Gloudeman | 12.17.14
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5 Strategies For Handling The Holidays When You're Single—Or In A Relationship

Some tips for getting through the holiday season—no matter what your relationship status is. Read...
by Amanda Lauren | 12.17.14