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Music Festival That Banned Cisgender Men Found Guilty of Discrimination

Statement Festival—a music event for cis women, nonbinary and transgender people—was found in violation Sweden's laws on gender-based discrimination.
Zing Tsjeng
an hour ago
this is fine

I Made Peace With My Body on a Sweaty Dance Floor

On a dance floor, I realized that I can use my mind not to punish myself, but to invite a special brand of silence to make room for celebration.​
Kimberly Drew
2 days ago
Culture

The Professor Who Made Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' a College Course

After empowering Southern students of color with her "Lemonade" course, Texas professor Omise’eke Tinsley retraces her own roots in a new book.
Rachel Rascoe
12.13.18
Culture

Taylor Swift Used Facial Recognition Technology to Screen Concert for Stalkers

Fans at Swift's Rose Bowl show in California were secretly surveilled using state-of-the-art software installed in a kiosk behind video screens of Swift rehearsing.
Sirin Kale
12.13.18
year in review

15 Albums That Got Us Through 2018

Both sonically and lyrically, these works moved the culture forward when everything seemed to be moving backward. Here are our favorite albums of 2018.
Mary Retta
12.10.18
Culture

Ariana Grande Wished 'Thank U, Next' Had 'Crossroads' In It

Same.
Bianca Betancourt
12.7.18
Op-Ed

'Thank U, Next' Is Nostalgic Perfection

Ariana Grande’s highly-anticipated video is a perfect visual mixtape of all your favorite rom com moments.
Bianca Betancourt
11.30.18
Culture

Justine Skye: I Didn't Name My Abuser Because Rap Culture Doesn't Care

After releasing a new music video depicting an abusive relationship, the singer opened up about why she's reluctant to name her own alleged abuser.
Terry Nguyen
11.20.18
Opinion

I Will Not Tolerate Mariah Carey Slander from Perez Hilton or Anyone Else

After the release of her 15th studio album "Caution," fans were discussing Mariah Carey's "pop" roots despite her legacy of R&B hits ingrained in Black music.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
11.19.18
Opinion

Sadly, Gwen Stefani Has Been Problematic This Whole Time

I didn’t realize Gwen Stefani had a legacy of cultural appropriation until I got older. And for this, I am no longer a fan.
Wanna Thompson
11.16.18
Music

Palestinian Rapper Makimakkuk Dreams of a Borderless Future

Makimakkuk a.k.a. Majdal Nijim makes emotive and uplifting music about the realities of life in the West Bank under Israeli occupation.
Sirin Kale
11.16.18
Culture

22 Years Later, Everyone Is Still Copying Lil' Kim's 'Hard Core' Style

Since the release of her debut album, Lil’ Kim has been a lyrical, stylistic, and cultural trailblazer—and her influence remains clear today.
Rae Witte
11.13.18
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