New York

Reel Women

Kathleen Collins’ ‘Losing Ground’ Is a Rare, Revolutionary Gem

The 1982 film about the inner workings of Black lives resists fetishization or absolution—and it is a breath of fresh air.
Kristen Yoonsoo Kim
revenge porn

Revenge Porn Will Soon Be Illegal in New York State

New York state lawmakers passed legislation on Thursday that would make revenge porn a crime punishable by up to one year in jail.
Marie Solis

Frida Kahlo Showed Me a Shape-Shifting Vision of My Mexicanidad

Tokens of Frida Kahlo's imagination made real through her body and art are now on display at the Brooklyn Museum.
Angie Jaime
sex work

New York Lawmakers Join Activists in Fight to Decriminalize Sex Work

Decrim NY is a new coalition of sex workers, state lawmakers, and advocacy groups who want to make New York the first state to decriminalize sex work.
Marie Solis

New York City Bans Discrimination Against Black Hairstyles

New guidelines recognize that harassing, threatening, or professionally punishing people because of their hair texture or style is racial discrimination.
Zing Tsjeng

Natasha Lyonne Based Her New Show on Coming Back to Life

Broadly spoke to Natasha Lyonne about how "Russian Doll" traces the themes of her life, including her partying years, friendship with Chloë Sevigny, and choosing your own adventure every day.
Nadja Sayej
The Privacy and Perception Issue

The Stages of My Life in Usernames

"Who knows what people are doing in real life so long as they present their purest front online? What is the opposite of catfishing?"
Aditi Natasha Kini
The Privacy and Perception Issue

Photos That Show How a Relationship Plays Out on Cellphones

Photographer Res was surprised when their phone began playing a large part in their relationship. They document the process here.

Inside Dollypalooza, the Epic Dolly Parton Fan Festival

Celebrate all things glam and glitzy with the real president of the United States: Dolly Parton.
Clara Hernanz

Beloved 'New Yorker' Cartoonist Roz Chast on Chasing Your Dreams

The iconic illustrator talks about her graphic memoir "Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York​," and gives her advice to young women who draw.
Marta Bausells
New York

Meet the New York Strippers Organizing Against Racism in the Industry

We spoke to the women behind the #NYCStripperStrike, who allege low wages, unfair treatment, and racial discrimination.
Lena Solow
sexual assault

Models Have No Real Recourse When They're Sexually Harassed On Set

In the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein allegations, models have begun speaking out about sexual abuse in the fashion industry, where young and vulnerable women and men are too often exploited. A proposed law in New York would help change that.
Gabby Bess