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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
3 days ago
film
film

Why Seeing Yourself Represented on Screen Is So Important

"Black Panther" has been hailed as a model success story for depicting diversity on screen. According to past research, the representation of minority groups in mass media has a powerful educational impact on audiences.
Kimberly Lawson
5 days ago
Relationship Goals
Relationship Goals

No Love Is as Pure as the Love Between Frank and Charlie on 'It's Always Sunny'

Charlie Kelly and Frank Reynolds live in squalor and sleep "butt to butt" on a pull-out couch. Their relationship is steadfast, sincere, and more aspirational than any other depicted on TV.
Maria Yagoda
2.14.18
Take Care
Take Care

How 'Project Runway' Helped Me 'Make It Work' When I Was Depressed

Although I hate to admit it because it makes me feel sappy and basic, the show is inspiring—and Tim Gunn is a literal angel.
Juliet Escoria
2.8.18
film
film

Black-ish's Marsai Martin Will Star In and Executive Produce Her Debut Film

At 13 years old!
Linda Yang
1.25.18
trixie and katya
trixie and katya

Drag Icon Katya Is a Pro at Sniffing Out Desperate Men on the Rebound

Watch Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova discuss break-ups, heartbreak, and smelling the distinct stench of rebound desperation.
Amelia Capaz
1.24.18
sexual misconduct
sexual misconduct

Aziz Ansari and the Reductive Ways We Talk About Consent

After sexual misconduct allegations emerged against the actor, the Internet erupted in a debate over "mixed messages." But such arguments miss the larger question: Is it time to re-envision the way we conceive of consent?
Sirin Kale
1.15.18
black mirror
black mirror

In 'Black Mirror,' White Mothers Are the Coldest Villains

In the hit show's new season, "protecting the children" operates as a rationale for white women's heinous crimes.
Tasbeeh Herwees
1.10.18
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
TELEVISION
TELEVISION

The Reality Show that Gaslit Women into Thinking Some Dude Was Prince Harry

With the real Prince Harry due to marry Meghan Markle, we revisit "I Wanna Marry Harry," the 2014 TV series that promised 12 American contestants a shot at true love with a fake royal.
Sirin Kale
12.5.17
tv
tv

Whatever 'She’s Gotta Have', I Don’t Want

Spike Lee's Netflix reboot of "She's Gotta Have It"—his debut film about a queer, polyamorous woman—continues his long list of work misrepresenting black women's experiences.
Zoé Samudzi
12.4.17
tv
tv

Keeping up with Katya, the Russian Queen Racing Toward Fame

Drag queen and former "RuPaul's Drag Race" contestant Katya Zamolodchikova continues to break barriers with her bizarrely quick wit and biting humor—illustrating how turning our darkest moments into comedy can provide hope for our survival.
Jonathan Parks-Ramage
11.15.17