America Has Not Reached a Transgender Tipping Point
April 27, 2015

The media would like to think so. Our laws and statistics prove otherwise.

Forget Staying Beautiful. Women Should Aspire to Eternal Coolness.
April 27, 2015

Chloë Sevigny, Patti Smith, and Kim Gordon get it.

Acting Without Thinking
April 24, 2015

The most effective protest movements have been enriched by debating ideas and strategy.

The Future of Binge TV Belongs to America's Oldest Sport
April 21, 2015

How the boys of summer are making sure you know winter is coming.

Who Is Fair Game for Public Shaming? Here's a Media Rulebook.
April 17, 2015

Does ESPN's Britt McHenry count? Maybe. But the woman who flipped her middle finger in Arlington National Cemetery doesn't.

We're Checking the Wrong "Privilege"
April 15, 2015

Stop focusing on cultural capital. Start focusing on economic inequality.

Hillary Will Be Haunted by the Ghosts of Clinton Conspiracy Theories
April 13, 2015

Some Clinton "scandals" never die—and Bill and Hillary are partly to blame for it.

A History of the Hot Take
April 12, 2015

The phrase feels as old as time. But despite its ubiquity, it's newer than you think.

No, ISIS' Attack on Palestinians Doesn't Expose a Double Standard on Israel
April 10, 2015

Staunch defenders of Israel claim there is—and thus, unwittingly compare the country's actions with the Islamic State's.

Don't Assume You Know Why That Couple Doesn't Have Kids
April 09, 2015

It could be infertility, miscarriages, or failed attempts at adoption. A failing marriage or a serious genetic disorder. Maybe their finances are a tremendous mess, but they’re keeping up appearances.