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The Label Giving Girls a Space to Create and Release Their Own Music

In honor of International Women's Day, the Lower East Side Girls Club’s Sound Studio premieres its video for the studio's first song, “You Can Hold Onto My Hand."
Kimberly Lawson
3.8.18
Culture
Culture

Is Anime 'Cool' Now? An Investigation

Kim Kardashian and Michael B. Jordan have openly proclaimed their love for the genre, sending shockwaves through the mystical realm of anime fans.
Callie Beusman
3.6.18
POP CULTURE
POP CULTURE

A Cultural History of the Diva

From Barbara Streisand cloning her pet dog to Mariah playing her own songs while she was in labor, we investigate how the world went from hating to loving divas.
Christina Newland
3.1.18
Photos
Photos

Warrior Women of the Viking Reenactment Scene, in Photos

At Vinter, a Norwegian historical reenactment training weekend, female fighters hone their swordsmanship and stand toe to toe with men.
Matteo Congregalli
3.1.18
voting
voting

The Woman Who Started #WakandaTheVote to Register Voters at 'Black Panther' Screenings

Activist and organizer Kayla Reed shares how she and her co-organizers Jessica Byrd and Rukia Lumumba started a massive voter registration campaign in over 100 cities.
Linda Yang
3.1.18
Art
Art

These Posters Combine Hip-Hop With Vintage Bollywood

London-based artist Jasmin Sehra's "BollyHood" series has been praised by everyone from M.I.A. to Timbaland. She tells us how her work is a homage to her diaspora roots and the music she loves best.
Zing Tsjeng
2.27.18
Culture
Culture

The Woman Behind a New, Visionary Film Tackling Motherhood and Mental Illness

"Madeline's Madeline," which premiered at Sundance earlier this month, has astonished critics. We talked to director Josephine Decker about getting it made in an industry filled with old white men.
Susannah Edelbaum
2.26.18
Culture
Culture

Our Obsession with Wealth and Youth Is Making Us All Soulless and Insane

Lauren Greenfield has spent 25 years meticulously documenting unbridled capitalism and its discontents. Her new documentary, "Generation Wealth," gives viewers a very sobering look at the subject.
Susannah Edelbaum
2.23.18
Culture
Culture

The Web Series That Celebrates 'Professional Black Girl Moments'

Ahead of season two, "Professional Black Girl" creator Yaba Blay describes her goal of celebrating the everyday experience of Black girls and women.
Kimberly Lawson
2.22.18
Culture
Culture

The NYC Collective Providing Free Art Workshops to Kids of Color

After receiving backlash for making T-shirts that read "white artists bore me," artist Danny Castaneda decided to start Minority Report, an art collective focused on uplifting people of color within art spaces.
Leila Ettachfini
2.21.18
Books
Books

The Nonbinary Author Centering African Narratives Erased by Colonialism

In her hotly anticipated debut "Freshwater," author Akwaeke Emezi uses the ogbanje—an Igbo spirit—to explore metaphysical identity and resist the binary split between spirit and body.
Marta Bausells
2.21.18
crime
crime

The Tour That Celebrates the Lives—Not Deaths—of Jack the Ripper's Victims

"We wanted to remind people these are women, these are human beings, they have their own realities.”
Sophie Wilkinson
2.20.18