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Malala's Dad Ziauddin Yousafzai

Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of the education activist Malala Yousafzai, gives a gripping TED talk about the ills of Patriarchal societies. ...

Mercury Retrograde: Shadows Searching for Light

Mercury retrograde is not to be feared. It’s a rhythm to be rocked. It’s a song to be sung. It’s an excuse to get your introspective groove on. ...

Effects of climate change in my backyard

Sunday morning, September 21, Rita Renee Toll-Dubois and her lifelong partner Ranger Jean Rogers of Lynn, quietly boarded one of the many Cambridge buses heading to the People's Climate Change Marc ...

Lena Dunham Not That Kind of Girl

Lena Dunham is on a 12-city press junket for her newly released book, Not That kind of Girl, (for which she received a 3.7 million dollar advance from her publisher). ...

Black Children Are Beloved and Beaten

"Beloved and beaten" is a phrase that best depicts how many African American children—past and present—are disciplined. It is an authoritative type of African American parenting discipline sty ...

Autumnal Equinox & The New Moon in Libra: What it Means to be Seen

Each new moon acts like a symbolic fertilization and release of the energy of the sign in which it occurs. ...

Alison Bechdel Receives Genius Grant

No doubt this year was a big one for Alison Bechdel, not only did her graphic novel "Fun Home" have a stellar ride as a musical at ...

Alix Olson the Protagonist

If your queer coming of age happened in the 90's then you would have certainly been aware of the burgeoning movement of queer women performers. ...

Fall Art Season on the LES, Angela Dufresne, Ian Tweedy, Jean Lowe

The fall art season in New York starts on the Lower East Side and will ripple through Chelsea and mid-town by next week (to say nothing of what's happening in Brooklyn.) So if you found yourself on ...

A Gay Icon Gone

You either loved Joan Rivers or you hated her. ...

Venus In Virgo; Love Works

“To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. ...

Emilia Clarke is the First Game of Thrones Cast Member to Admit Jon Snow Might Return
Vanity Fair
July 1, 2015

Finally, a crack in the unified front.

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A Weekend of Russian Pride
The New Yorker
July 1, 2015

Masha Gessen on the refugees of anti-gay violence and legislation in Russia and former Soviet republics who came together for this year's Pride Parade.

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15 Fun Tidbits from Hillary’s Emails
NYMag
July 1, 2015

The first batch features congressional gossip, tech troubles, and a Nixon burn, but nothing about Benghazi.

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Escaped Convicts Swapped Celebrity Portrait Paintings for Tools
hyperallergic.com
June 30, 2015

Art may calm disturbed minds, but Richard Matt’s knack for drawing didn't keep him from snapping his 72-year-old boss's neck in 1997. It did, however, help him bust out of prison. According to the New York Times, prison guard Gene Palmer gave Matt and his

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Why Schumer’s Reaction to Critique Is a Dead End
Vulture
June 30, 2015

Rather than listen to the critique, she got defensive and recycled a series of arguments that have become familiar from previous incidents involving Trevor Noah, Lisa Lampanelli, Daniel Tosh, and others

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Scalia Is More Isolated, Ferocious Than Ever
NYMag
June 29, 2015

The more isolated he gets, the more extravagant his rhetoric becomes.

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How Artists Can Help Us Conceive of New Flags and Monuments for the US
hyperallergic.com
June 29, 2015

All flags bear the stain of conquest. We plant our flags over the dead to declare our newly claimed land or laws more valuable, an act declaring the deaths as less so, or worth it. I can’t think of one politically significant

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In Fez: The Art-Dealer’s Dar
Public Books
June 29, 2015

Located in Fez’s medina—one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Islamic world—and reachable only by foot, this antique shop beguiles customers with old carved wooden doors, ornate silverware, and richly framed mirrors and textiles.

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9 Transgender Men of Color
The Root
June 26, 2015

These men are using their life experiences to make a lasting impact on the transgender community.

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12 Live Horses Are Currently On Display In A Manhattan Art Gallery: Gothamist
gothamist.com
June 26, 2015

Yesterday we were alerted to an art exhibit which is comprised of live horses tethered to a wall in a Manhattan gallery. Is it art or animal cruelty? Below, critics and activists weigh in on the 3-day installation—called Untitled (12 Horses)—currently on display at Gavin Brown's Enterprise.

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Why SCOTUS Believes Same-Sex Marriage Is a Right -- NYMag
NYMag
June 26, 2015

Gay couples hailing from red states asked "for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right."

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A Party for Edith Windsor
The New Yorker
June 26, 2015

Ariel Levy on Edith Windsor’s reaction to the Supreme Court ruling, in Obergefell v. Hodges, that marriage is a fundamental right for all Americans.

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Taking the Measure of Sexism: Facts, Figures, and Fixes
ARTnews
June 24, 2015

Despite encouraging signs of women’s improved status and visibility in the art world, there are still major systemic problems. Do not misunderstand me: women

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Linda Nochlin on Feminism Then and Now
ARTnews
June 24, 2015

The following is a companion Q&A to Maura Reilly’s examination of the status of Women in the Art World, "Taking the Measure of Sexism: Facts, Figures, and

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Kanye West Did Not Compare Himself to Leonardo Da Vinci (Except, He Did) | In the Air
BLOUIN ARTINFO Blogs
June 24, 2015

Rapper, producer, entrepreneur, and minor deity Kanye West would like you to know that he did not just compare himself to Leonardo Da Vinci. But he could if he wanted to.

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court uphold planned parenthoods telemedicine abortion
feministing
June 19, 2015

In a blow to a popular anti-choice restriction, Iowa’s Supreme Court ruled today that the state’s attempt to ban a Planned Parenthood program administering abortion via telemedicine is unconstitutional.

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Woman Raising Money to Make Relentlessly Gay Yard Even Gayer
jezebel.com
June 19, 2015

One woman in Baltimore is not taking complaints about her “relentlessly gay” yard lying down.

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Things Fall Apart: On Mother Emanuel and White Terrorism
The Root
June 19, 2015

We are a nation sick with racism, refusing to seek comprehensive treatment, and black people are disproportionately suffering because of it.

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When they ask ‘Miss, are you a lesbian?’, I tell them yes
The Guardian
June 16, 2015

It isn’t easy for a teacher to be out in the classroom. But being seen to be accepted can be of real help to gay students at school

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