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Taylor Mac; Artist, Historian, Fairy

Taylor Mac is one of those wholly absorbing performers that makes you forget where you are by never allowing you to guess what might happen next. ...

Where Is My Black Body Safe in America?

Like so many African American women, myself included, Sandra Bland’s death, resulting from police brutality is not new news. The national attention it’s receiving is, however. ...

Ingird Sischy Once Sent Me A Letter (1952 - 2015)

You've heard the term kingmaker? Well, that designation is true in the case of Ingrid Sischy. ...

The Atticus We Don’t Want To Know

The literary world rejoiced when news disclosed that reclusive author Harper Lee was soon to release her second book "Go Set A Watchman", after 55 years since the 1960 publication of "To Kill A Moc ...

The Welcome Challenges of Marriage Equality

For some time now, my spouse and I have been bickering over where we should live in our retirement years. ...

Obama Used The N-word Appropriately

When news broke that President Obama used the n-word during the podcast interview “WFT with Marc Maron” about America’s racial history, it caused shock waves. ...

The Transparency of a "Incog-Negro”

In trying to make sense of Rachel Dolezal, the self-identified “black” woman of two white parents, and the thought -provoking queries now raised about transracialsim and transethnicity Boston Glob ...

Watch Fun Home's Sydney Lucas Performing at Tony Awards

The Adorable 11-year-old star of "Fun Home", Sydney Lucas performs live at the Tony's. The song, "Ring of Keys", in which the young Alison Bechdel recognizes her inner butch.   ...

Is Caitlyn Jenner The Rght Poster Girl For Trans Equality?

Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, has once again captured the world’s attention.  And this time not as America’s beloved 1976 Olympic gold medal decathlete or patriarch in the&nb ...

Astraea honoring Boston’s sheroes

The evening of May 12th at the South End’s wildly popular Bohemian hip spot “The Beehive” was a night to remember.  ...

Coming Home, Portraits of the Formerly Incarcerated

Megan Ghiroli's compelling portrait photography is what originally brought her to the attention of Velvetpark. ...

Claire Evans wrote “Broad Band” about women who founded the internet
Recode
March 17, 2018

Her new book follows the stories of women in tech from Ada Lovelace in the 1800s to cyber feminists of the ‘90s.

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The Parkland Students Are Fictional Heroes Come To Life
thecut.com
March 17, 2018

You would too if you’d grown up reading the Hunger Games.

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The Uprising of Women in Red States Is Just Beginning
the cut
March 14, 2018

From the teachers’ strikes in West Virginia to Oklahoma and beyond, working-class women have always known what it takes to fight back.

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Why are teens across America standing up to Congress?
Crooked Media
March 14, 2018

A conversation between Women’s March Youth activist Winter Minisee and Crooked Contributor Julissa Arce about how Generation Z plans to stop school shootings.

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Stephen Hawking, scientific hero and icon, has died at 76
Vox
March 14, 2018

Stephen Hawking was born on Isaac Newton’s birthday and died on Einstein’s. His legacy is near equal to them both.

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Trump used crib notes at White House listening session on school shootings
Vox
February 22, 2018

photographer snapped a photo of the president’s poorly hidden crib notes during the emotional discussion on Wednesday, which included prompts to ask questions about individuals’ experiences and what his administration could do to help people feel safe.

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Every Brutal Marco Rubio Exchange From the CNN Town Hall
NY Mag
February 22, 2018

While they gave him credit for showing up, Parkland survivors took apart his talking points on banning assault weapons and accepting NRA money.

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The Obamas’ Official Portraits, by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald Rise to the National Occasion
New York Mag
February 17, 2018

Jerry Saltz: The Obamas’ Official Portraits, by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald Rise to the National Occasion

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Why Didn’t Wonder Woman Get Any Oscar Nominations?
vulture
January 24, 2018

It was a good day for blockbusters at the Academy Awards, as populist hits like Get Out, Dunkirk, and Logan all managed significant Oscar nominations. So why was Wonder Woman, a true summer phenomenon that made more money than any of those movies, unable to score a single Oscar nod?

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I’m a sexual consent educator. Here’s what’s missing in the Aziz Ansari conversation.
Vox
January 22, 2018

How demanding female sexual pleasure makes us all better at understanding consent.

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Don’t Call Her a Victim: After Surviving Opioids, Nan Goldin Goes After the Makers
The New York Times
January 22, 2018

A photographer who kicked her OxyContin addiction fights on the front lines against the scourge that recalls H.I.V. And she has begun to draw a response.

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Hollywood Execs Formed a Sexual Harassment Commission Led By Anita Hill
vulture.com
December 16, 2017

Hollywood Execs, including Kathleen Kennedy, formed a sexual harassment commission to fight gender inequity and other problems in the workplace.

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Someone Tried to Sell Sia’s Nudes, So She Gave Them Away for Free
Vulture
November 10, 2017

Earlier this evening on Twitter, the performer posted a blurry image of the back of her naked body. She included the caption:

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Women Lost at Sea 5 Months Say Rescuers Tried to Kill Them
thecut.com
November 10, 2017

Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava, saved after being lost at sea for five months, are now saying rescuers on a Taiwanese fishing boat tried to kill them.

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Anthony Bourdain: CNN Saved Us From Ending Up Like Quentin Tarantino
Deadline
October 29, 2017

The travel host and provocateur told a Produced By New York audience why he and his partners chose the news network over rival offers.

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Wieseltier, Halperin, Weinstein: Powerful, Lecherous Men
New Your Mag
October 29, 2017

From Harvey Weinstein to James Toback, Mark Halperin to Leon Wieseltier, powerful, lecherous men are still shaping our national narratives.

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Annabella Sciorra and Daryl Hannah Discuss Weighing the Costs of Speaking Out About Harvey Weinstein
The New Yorker
October 29, 2017

In a continuation of Ronan Farrow’s investigation, he speaks with Annabella Sciorra, Daryl Hannah, and other women about their struggles with going public.

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Anish Kapoor banned from using colour-changing paint in ongoing rights war
dezeen.com
July 10, 2017

A feud that has previously seen Anish Kapoor banned from using the "world's pinkest pink" continues, and now extends to colour-changing paint.

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Jay-Z's New Album Features, His Mom Coming Out
jezebel
June 30, 2017

Late Thursday night Jay-Z, who brought back the hyphen but not the umlaut, dropped 4:44, an album that on the first few listens is some of his best work in years. It seems to be an intensely personal project, with Jay rapping about ...

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