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Why We're So Obsessed with Sexy Monsters

'The Shape of Water' is the first film about a woman having sex with a fish-man to win a Golden Globe for Best Director. But getting seduced by an alluring creature is a tale as old as time.
Carli Velocci
1.11.18
Culture
Culture

The Unsettling Spectacle of Addressing Abuse at Hollywood's 'Party of the Year'

"We have a lot to talk about," read a tagline for this year's Golden Globes. But most men in attendance didn't get the memo—and certain alleged abusers weren't discussed at all.
Callie Beusman
1.9.18
golden globes
golden globes

Brave: These Men Wore 'Time's Up' Pins Despite Not Caring About Women

The women of Hollywood used their platforms to address abuse and injustice. The men were...less impressive.
Lena Solow
1.9.18
Books
Books

The Author Writing Fairy Tales About the Horrors of Womanhood

"Her Body & Other Parties" author Carmen Maria Machado writes contemporary fables that explore the monstrous and violent side of female existence.
Marta Bausells
1.9.18
Culture
Culture

The Enduring Legacy of Eartha Kitt, a Subversive Icon Targeted by the CIA

The "Santa Baby" singer was so much more than a captivating entertainer—she was also an international political provocateur whose career was nearly ruined after she condemned the Vietnam War.
Fran Tirado
12.25.17
film
film

The Gruesome Demise of the 90s Erotic Thriller

The sexy, transgressive film genre that spawned "Basic Instinct" and "Fatal Attraction" is long gone. What happened?
Christina Newland
12.19.17
film
film

The Filmmaker Literally Taking Us to the Top of the World

Director Jennifer Peedom makes films about mountains and the people foolish enough to climb them. We caught up with her ahead of the release of her new documentary "Mountain."
Sirin Kale
12.15.17
TELEVISION
TELEVISION

How ‘The O.C.’s Chrismukkah Became a Real Life Holiday

Seth Cohen made up the Christmas and Hanukkah holiday combo in season one of the teen drama. Now it's taken on a life of its own.
Daniel Spielberger
12.13.17
POP CULTURE
POP CULTURE

Remembering Lindsay Lohan's Bonkers Christmas Light Feud with an Entire English Town

“Everyone knows where Kettering is... It’s famous as the home of Weetabix breakfast cereal.”
Sirin Kale
12.12.17
Culture
Culture

It's Time to Stop Hating on Museum Selfies

Between Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity” rooms and The Museum of Ice Cream, 2017 was the year of the art selfie. But are anxieties over Instagram's effect on museum culture another approach to keeping the art world insular?
Sarah Burke
12.12.17
Art
Art

‘Darkness Is Comforting’: The Japanese Artists Subverting Kawaii Culture

As more women reject the wholesome and cutesy aesthetic in their art, Aya Kakeda, Junko Mizuno, and Hinako Hinana explain why they find comfort in dark and twisted imagery.
Erin Floyd
12.12.17
activism
activism

The Masked Feminist Brigade Vandalizing Misogynistic Ads

In Paris, anonymous activists meet regularly to deface sexist billboards. We joined the group on one of their patrols.
Bérengère Sim
12.11.17