Ava DuVernay and Queen Sugar are a testimony to the power of Black media.
Satire has a powerful role to play, but it cannot be deployed irresponsibly. To be effective, it must evolve with the times.
See a dog run down by a vehicle is heartbreaking for an animal lover, but for me, it was also a wakeup call to the realities of a world where this was just another day.
The Skeleton Tree takes on the heartwrenching aftermath of grief and what happens to those left behind after an unexpected devastating event. Though it’s a departure from past albums from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, it’s a must-listen.
Film columnist Lauren Wissot talks to Robert Kenner and Eric Schlosser about their latest project, Command and Control, which chronicles a horrific nuclear near miss.
A televised ‘obesity autopsy’ in Britain is attracting comment and concern from the fat community, which fears that it will contribute to fat stigma.
Sarah Jaffe’s Necessary Trouble is a sharp, insightful look at the state of activism in the US that goes beyond expected territory and into the heart of diverse communities.
Imperium takes on a world of white pride, racial reactivity, and conspiracies in the United States.
The mystery of JT LeRoy is an enduring puzzle, but were fans tricked, or subjected to an experimental art piece?
In her 18th book, writer and Distinguished Professor of English at CUNY Staten Island Sarah Schulman takes on the weighty topic of interpersonal conflict, abusive behavior, the “overstatement of harm,” and how the continued mistaking of conflict for abuse leads to unnecessary escalation of various problems—often leading to cruel acts of isolation, shunning, scapegoating, and …