Music writer Anna Hamilton rounds up 2016’s 13 best albums for your listening pleasure.
Rogue One is a subversive blockbuster and a brilliant commentary on the overreach of imperial power.
Shannon Winnubst’s Way Too Cool is a theory-dense read, but a valuable look at neoliberal commodification of ‘cool.’
The myth that Chinese people are constantly on a quest to devour your beloved pets is a pernicious example of anti-Asian racism that just won’t die.
Sady Doyle’s Trainwreck explores the lurid fascination with celebrities behaving badly, and probes into the deep roots of gawking at rebellious women.
The reality of being Black in America can’t be neatly summed up with a single simulation, but &maybetheywontkillyou tries to provide a glimpse into what it’s like to live with racism everywhere you go.
Train to Busan: Come for the zombies, stay for the brilliant commentary on South Korean society.
Regina Spektor’s ‘Remember Us to Life’ is the artist at her best, showcasing her dramatic creative and vocal range.
Louise Hung delves into the endless racial microaggressions endured by Asian-Americans, and her fears for the consequences of the upcoming election.
Opioids are a subject of controversy in the US, and ‘Dr. Feelgood’ delves into the issue. We talked with the director about her experiences on the film and her thoughts on the pharmaceutical industry.