July 28, 2015
In Intersection’s first episode, Alexander Chee and Linda Villarosa talk marriage equality, Kimberle Crenshaw explains the origins of intersectionality, and a surprise guest talks about growing up in a queer family.
Independent musicians Jack & Jack topped Taylor Swift and Rihanna on iTunes last week. That's a reason to celebrate, and worry.
Obama wants to fix his immigration policy, but Republicans might make it worse.
July 27, 2015
Understanding Clarice Lispector’s strange and surreal fiction.
Caitlyn Jenner wants to use her massive platform for good. Where does that leave her reality show?
He was addicted to entertainment but thought it caused “a sort of emptiness.”
The law passed at a time when Republicans weren’t unanimously opposed to using federal power in service of the common good.
It’s a serious problem.
She hasn't answered any of the most controversial questions yet.
The character is the moral center of the comics book, rather than a satire of right-wing superheroes.
July 26, 2015
The Louisiana governor made prayer his first priority after the Lafayette shooting. That’s not nearly enough.
An ugly term—“cuckservative”—crystallizes a Republican Party crisis.
July 24, 2015
A new book delves into the history of this singular, overpowering emotion.
The governor has suspended his presidential campaign, but don't expect him to reverse his incredibly lax gun policies.
It has to do with the social contract.
Gun-rights advocates are trotting out the same old tired, disproven argument.
Millenial women have no illusions about how hard it is to be a working mom in America.
A new generation of Democrats have pushed the language of liberal interventionism underground.
Transgender soldiers can now serve openly in the military, just 5 years after the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. How did it happen so fast?
July 23, 2015
Sandra Bland’s violent arrest shows why the law must change.
The unintended consequences of too-generous paid leave policies.
Gyllenhaal delivers another exceptional performance in ‘Southpaw’.
Working as a parking lot attendant helped me become a better person.
A new police de-escalation strategy holds promise for defusing tense civilian-cop situations.
It’s not just the threat of a third-party challenge.