Arts
White Critics Love ‘Three Billboards’ Like They Love Their Racist Uncles
December 15th, 2017, 04:37 PM
And when they won't engage with race, neither will filmmakers.
Women Journalists In Rom-Coms Are Trainwrecks. Here’s Why That Matters.
December 15th, 2017, 04:37 PM
It’s not just “A Christmas Prince.” Rom-coms do women, journalists and women journalists a disservice when they treat the work as a means to a romantic end.
New Allegation: Photographer Terry Richardson Sexually Assaulted Designer In His Studio Doorway
December 13th, 2017, 04:37 PM
She’s coming forward 10 years later because she hopes her story might help younger women in the fashion industry.
Lois Smith’s Life Unfolds On Stage And Screen. In 2017, It’s All Paying Off.
December 13th, 2017, 04:37 PM
From starring in James Dean's first movie to roles in this year's 'Marjorie Prime" and "Lady Bird," the 87-year-old is a Hollywood veteran worth celebrating.
A Snow Wolf, A Fox and Anonymouse at “No Limit” Borås 2017
December 12th, 2017, 04:37 PM
A street art festival brings murals, installations and a gallery show to the Swedish town.
The 18 Best Movies Of 2017
December 12th, 2017, 04:37 PM
From uproarious escapism to delicate romances, here are the year's must-see films.
Why A New Yorker Short Story About Bad Sex Went Viral
December 11th, 2017, 04:37 PM
Put This On Three Billboards: The Golden Globes Failed Female Directors
December 11th, 2017, 04:37 PM
This year's noms look toward the past, even though female directors are the future.
How ‘I, Tonya’ Twists Fact And Fiction To Depict Tonya Harding’s Downfall
December 11th, 2017, 04:37 PM
By playing fast and loose with the perceptions of truth, screenwriter Steven Rogers offers up a different kind of biopic.
Meet Doug Jones, Everyone’s Favorite Movie Monster
December 8th, 2017, 04:37 PM
The well-regarded creature actor recalls his collaborations with Guillermo del Toro, his red-carpet brush with Joan Rivers and the change he made to "Hocus Pocus."
What Lies Beneath The Comeback Of Michelle Pfeiffer And The Decline Of Julia Roberts
December 7th, 2017, 04:37 PM
Pfeiffer’s return to the spotlight feels like something to celebrate. Perhaps it even shows Hollywood is changing.
Spike Lee’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Show Is Black Art That’s Free To Be Mediocre
December 7th, 2017, 04:37 PM
It's OK not to love all black art.
The Best Fiction Books Of 2017
December 6th, 2017, 04:37 PM
It's been a tough year — but a great one for books.
The WWII-Era Women Who Broke Up The Disney Boys' Club
December 6th, 2017, 04:37 PM
When A Man You Love Is A Sexual Predator
December 5th, 2017, 04:37 PM
We spoke to women who have grappled with their affection for men accused of sexual misconduct.
Met Museum Refuses To Remove Painting Petition Claims ‘Sexualizes’ Girl
December 4th, 2017, 04:37 PM
"Therese Dreaming" is "evocative" and disturbing, petition says.
Artist Stages Protest At Met Museum Where Her Alleged Abuser’s Work Is On View
December 4th, 2017, 04:37 PM
Jaishri Abichandani hopes protests like "#MeToo at the Met" will help give voice to women in the arts who've been excluded, undercut and abused.
Famed Met Opera Conductor Accused Of Molesting Teen For Years
December 3rd, 2017, 04:37 PM
The Metropolitan Opera said they first learned about the allegations last year but took no action.
This New York Activist Wants To Replace A Statue Of Columbus With Toussaint L’Ouverture
December 2nd, 2017, 04:37 PM
Glenn Cantave believes white supremacy in 2017 stems back to 1492. And he's letting NYC's mayoral commission know.
Actual Asian Comic Writers Respond To Marvel Editor-In-Chief’s ‘Yellowface’ Controversy
December 2nd, 2017, 04:37 PM
"So many actual Asians are constantly denied access to these kinds of opportunities.”
A Feminist Dystopia For The #MeToo Moment
December 1st, 2017, 04:37 PM
Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz Says He Believes Women Accusing His Father Of Sexual Assault
November 30th, 2017, 04:37 PM
Multiple women say playwright Israel Horovitz assaulted them.
What We Lose When We Let Predatory Men Shape The National Conversation
November 29th, 2017, 04:37 PM
Matt Lauer's 20-year position at NBC allowed him to frame the way stories about powerful women and Very Bad Men were told — and not told.
‘The Disaster Artist’ Is The Highlight Of James Franco’s Career
November 29th, 2017, 04:37 PM
After years of ebbs and flows, the actor, director and all-around busybody made a movie about the worst movie ever made.
How A 90-Year-Old Bookstore Got Into The Business Of Totes
November 28th, 2017, 04:37 PM
New York's Strand Book Store has been making its iconic tote bags since the 1980s. Today, it boasts more than 100 designs.
‘Get Out’ And ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Just Got Huge Boosts In The Oscar Race
November 28th, 2017, 04:37 PM
The two films won top prizes at the Gotham Awards. Last year, "Moonlight" did the same.
Princeton Confronts Its Slave-Owning Past With An ‘Anti-Monument’
November 28th, 2017, 04:37 PM
‘Mudbound’ Has More To Say About Whiteness In America Than Any Other Trump-Era Movie
November 27th, 2017, 04:37 PM
‘Complicit’ Is The Word Of The Year, According To Dictionary.com
November 27th, 2017, 04:37 PM
2017 has been a year of speaking out about bad behavior, silence and inaction.
For Just One Second, Lucas Hedges Thought He’d Won That Oscar
November 25th, 2017, 04:37 PM
The star of “Lady Bird” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" is an art-school dropout who's worried about dating apps, just like you.
With ‘One Mississippi,’ The Moment For Women Storytellers Is Now
November 24th, 2017, 04:37 PM
As some of comedy's icons have fallen, Tig Notaro continues to rise. We should make way for more women like her.
How ‘Mudbound’ Director Dee Rees Convinced Mary J. Blige To Join Her Cast
November 22nd, 2017, 04:37 PM
”For me, it was a long shot. It was a Hail Mary. But she said yes.”
‘Call Me By Your Name’ And The Bittersweet Beauty Of Queer Cinema
November 22nd, 2017, 04:37 PM
In the Oscar hopeful, Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet underscore the mysteries of young gay love that made “Moonlight” and “Carol” shine.
‘Godless’ Is The Western Women Have Been Waiting For
November 21st, 2017, 04:37 PM
Michelle Dockery discusses the show's goal to disrupt the macho genre.
Apologizing For Predatory Behavior Requires More Than Saying ‘I’m Sorry’
November 21st, 2017, 04:37 PM
Sexual abuse survivors and restorative justice experts discuss "good" and "bad" apologies.
The Ugly Business Of Defending Free Speech In 2017
November 21st, 2017, 04:37 PM
Hate groups want to hijack the First Amendment. Clay Hansen is determined to protect it.
Why A $450 Million Painting Of Jesus Worries Art Historians
November 17th, 2017, 04:37 PM
On Struggling To Love Hollywood When There’s So Much Evil
November 17th, 2017, 04:37 PM
How do pop culture fans move on when this many of their idols are creeps?
Here Are The 2017 National Book Award Winners
November 15th, 2017, 04:37 PM
How ‘Daddy’ Puts The Blame For Toxic Masculinity On Spoiled Teenage Girls
November 15th, 2017, 04:37 PM
"I Love You, Daddy" is the silver-screen embodiment of what makes the word feel so creepy in 2017.
Apu, A Racist Caricature Of South Asians, Faces Reckoning In New Documentary
November 14th, 2017, 04:37 PM
Comedian Hari Kondabolu speaks with other South Asian stars on "The Simpsons" character and representation on-screen.
We Asked Greta Gerwig To Explain 7 Cultural References From ‘Lady Bird’
November 14th, 2017, 04:37 PM
They're hella tight.
Greta Gerwig’s Star Is Forever Rising
November 12th, 2017, 04:37 PM
After "Frances Ha," "Jackie" and other career-defining projects, Gerwig's new movie, "Lady Bird," christens her an auspicious director.
Louis C.K. Has Been Baiting Us
November 10th, 2017, 04:37 PM
"I Love You, Daddy" was an invitation to explore his sexual misconduct.
Why Men Masturbate In Front Of Women Without Their Consent
November 10th, 2017, 04:37 PM
A therapist and psychoanalyst discuss the disturbing pattern in light of the allegations raised against Louis C.K.
Kehinde Wiley Was Destined To Paint Barack Obama
November 9th, 2017, 04:37 PM
‘Now More Than Ever’ And The Distracting Urgency Of The Way We Speak About Today
November 8th, 2017, 04:37 PM
A Guide To The Anti-Trump Art You Can See In New York Right Now
November 8th, 2017, 04:37 PM
Clever street art won't last forever. But neither will Donald Trump's presidency.
As Trump’s Scandals Mount, Filmmakers Gravitate Toward Short-Form Responses
November 7th, 2017, 04:37 PM
Artists are using nimble formats to respond to current events.
Restoration Of A Centuries-Old Oil Painting Will Blow Your Mind
November 7th, 2017, 04:37 PM
In a matter of minutes, the piece is radically transformed.
‘We’re As Hidden As Our Clitorises’: How Nancy Friday Liberated Women’s Sexuality
November 6th, 2017, 04:37 PM
At 84 years old, the late "My Secret Garden" author was a feminist erotic pioneer.
The Making Of 'Alias Grace,' A Margaret Atwood True-Crime Mystery
November 3rd, 2017, 04:37 PM
2,000 Women Are Speaking Out Against Rampant Sexual Harassment In The Art World
October 30th, 2017, 04:37 PM
Some of the women behind the #NotSurprised open letter explain why they refuse to remain silent.
When Booting Dead White Guys Off Reading Lists Is A Good Idea
October 27th, 2017, 04:37 PM
A recent tabloid scandal managed to raise awareness of a big problem within the English Literary Canon.
The Case Of Terry Richardson, And The Predatory Men Who Hide Behind ‘Art’
October 27th, 2017, 04:37 PM
Why freedom of expression shouldn't come at the expense of women's dignity and safety.
An ‘Accidental Dictionary’ Explores How Errors Created The English Language
October 27th, 2017, 04:37 PM
Radical Latinx Artists Reveal The Violent Side Of Motherhood
October 23rd, 2017, 04:37 PM
For many women, blissful maternity isn’t an option.
How A Doll-Loving Heiress Became The Mother Of Forensic Science
October 23rd, 2017, 04:37 PM
We Talk About Fonts All Wrong. Here’s A Better Way.
October 20th, 2017, 04:37 PM
"Never Use Futura" author Douglas Thomas thinks we need to have a more positive conversation about typefaces.
The ‘Casting Couch’ Euphemism Lets Us Pretend Hollywood’s All Right
October 18th, 2017, 04:37 PM
The phrase that gives us permission to ignore sexual harassment.
Like You, This Giant Clock Is Counting Down The Remaining Hours Of Trump’s Term
October 16th, 2017, 04:37 PM
A Banjo Player From North Carolina Is Writing The Next ‘Hamilton’
October 11th, 2017, 04:37 PM
Newly dubbed MacArthur "Genius" Rhiannon Giddens wants to bring one of the most overlooked moments in American history to the stage.
Viet Thanh Nguyen Is The Pro-Refugee Voice America Needs To Hear
October 11th, 2017, 04:37 PM
"Those of us who are refugees and immigrants or who support them, we have to use every tool at our disposal, including our writing."
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Says The American Left ‘Is Creating Its Own Decline’
October 9th, 2017, 04:37 PM
“The left is very cannibalistic. It eats its own.”
How AIM Became A Secular Confessional Box For A Generation Of Teens
October 6th, 2017, 04:37 PM
We were kids, and we were having a lot of hormonal feelings, and we knew we needed to talk about it. AIM just made it easy.
A Year After Bob Dylan, Kazuo Ishiguro Gets The Nobel Back On Track
October 5th, 2017, 04:37 PM
The Nobel Committee could hardly have selected a better winner to wash away the embarrassing awkwardness of last year’s prize.
Tights, Tutus and ‘Relentless’ Teasing: Inside Ballet’s Bullying Epidemic
October 5th, 2017, 04:37 PM
“If this were not the arts, it would be considered a child health crisis.”
How A Civil War Podcast Became Urgent Listening In Today’s America
October 4th, 2017, 04:37 PM
"Uncivil" hosts Chenjerai Kumanyika and Jack Hitt throw the book at traditional history narratives.
Two Photographers On Bringing Local Stories To Our Nation's Attention
October 4th, 2017, 04:37 PM
Colin Kaepernick’s Jersey Hangs In The Same Museum As ‘Starry Night’
October 4th, 2017, 04:37 PM
The piece of clothing has become a symbol of civil rights activism fit for the Museum of Modern Art.
The Louvre Pulls ‘Explicit’ Sculpture Of Two Buildings Getting Busy
October 3rd, 2017, 04:37 PM
The artist behind the work calls the decision "total hypocrisy."
The Improbable Story Of ‘American Girl,’ Tom Petty’s Biggest Non-Hit
October 3rd, 2017, 04:37 PM
The single failed to chart when it came out in the late 1970s. Today, its Florida-based mythology lives on.
Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Reinforced The Idea That Great Literature Is A Male Interest
September 29th, 2017, 04:37 PM
The cultured lens of Playboy created a new space for literary life ― one with no particular interest in welcoming female readers.
Before Boobs Were A Design Trend, Nicola L. Made Quite The Feminist Body Of Art
September 28th, 2017, 04:37 PM
At 80 years old, the artist is being honored with her first museum retrospective.
Guggenheim Pulls Controversial Animal-Related Art After Threats Of Violence
September 26th, 2017, 04:37 PM
The pieces featured live reptiles and video footage of dogs strapped to treadmills.
Museum Under Fire For Show With Live Reptiles, Film Of Dogs Strapped To Treadmills
September 23rd, 2017, 04:37 PM
Animal welfare activists are accusing the New York City museum of cruelty.
Watch Actors Transform Into Living Van Gogh Paintings Before Your Eyes
September 22nd, 2017, 04:37 PM
The mesmerizing stills are from the upcoming, entirely painted biopic "Loving Vincent."
Jay Duplass On Why Straight, Cis Men Need ‘Transparent,’ Too
September 22nd, 2017, 04:37 PM
The actor talks being a minority on set and why Josh's constant crying is a good thing.
Moroccan Artist Meriem Bennani Offers An Absurd Antidote To Fake News
September 21st, 2017, 04:37 PM
Her work is a mix of America’s Funniest Home Videos and David Lynch.
What Happens When A Big-Name Author Is Sued For Copyright Infringement
September 21st, 2017, 04:37 PM
An unpublished author's lawsuit against "The Art of Fielding" author Chad Harbach has gone public, but his day in court is yet to come.
Hillary Clinton’s Book Sets Sales Records, Despite Calls For Her To ‘Shut Up’
September 20th, 2017, 04:37 PM
Over 300,000 copies later, readers were apparently more than eager to listen to what the former presidential candidate had to say.
Crossword Writer Slips Rape Joke Into Multiple Major Newspapers
September 20th, 2017, 04:37 PM
Timothy Parker was already a polarizing name before this week’s puzzle.
The Tech Bros Will Not Save You
September 20th, 2017, 04:37 PM
Four 2017 novels disrupt our obsession with Silicon Valley, and our romance with capitalism.
Zadie Smith Thinks We Should ‘Retain The Right To Be Wrong’
September 19th, 2017, 04:37 PM
"I have seen on Twitter [...] people have a feeling at 9 a.m. quite strongly, and then by 11 have been shouted out of it," the author said. "That part, I find really unfortunate."
Women’s Stories Won The Emmys In 2017
September 18th, 2017, 04:37 PM
It wasn't a perfect night, but like Reese Witherspoon said, let's continue to "bring women to the front of their own stories."
Meet The Queer, Anti-Fascist Woman Behind The Freakishly Lovable 'Moomins'
September 14th, 2017, 04:37 PM
The 10 Incendiary Nonfiction Books Up For A National Book Award
September 14th, 2017, 04:37 PM
This is a politically timely array of histories, investigations, and polemics you won't want to miss.
The Hero Of ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ Was Originally Black
September 13th, 2017, 04:37 PM
But Roald Dahl's agent persuaded him to make Charlie Bucket white.
The Nigerian Artist Drawing Exuberantly Plump And Pampered Nudes
September 12th, 2017, 04:37 PM
Uthman Wahaab’s “Phenomenal Woman” celebrates "'different bodies' that aren't actually that different.'"
Here Are 10 Acclaimed Books Every Young Reader Should Pick Up This Fall
September 12th, 2017, 04:37 PM
These 10 brilliant new titles feature a panoply of diverse characters and stories.
Hemingway’s Cats Rode Out Hurricane Irma In A Limestone Fortress
September 11th, 2017, 04:37 PM
After hunkering down in their Key West home, the six- and seven-toed creatures are safe and sound.
Abusive, Cartoonish, Obscene: How Kara Walker Painted Trump’s America
September 11th, 2017, 04:37 PM
In 1997, an artist called her work "revolting." Twenty years later, Walker's brutal depictions of racism look all too familiar.
Newly Discovered Kurt Vonnegut Stories Arrive In The Nick Of Time
September 10th, 2017, 04:37 PM
The Trailer For The New Six-Hour Margaret Atwood Miniseries Is Here
September 8th, 2017, 04:37 PM
Let the murder mystery begin.
‘Bambi’ Artist Who Endured America’s Racism Finally Gets His Due
September 6th, 2017, 04:37 PM
The late Tyrus Wong, whose paintings formed the basis of Disney's iconic film, is finally receiving the recognition he deserves.
In A World That’s Stranger Than Fiction, Are Americans Still Reading Books?
September 6th, 2017, 04:37 PM
Publishers claim Trump is affecting book sales. The reality might more complicated.
Two Millennials Recreated ‘Annie Hall’ With A Cast Of Senior Actors
September 5th, 2017, 04:37 PM
“With all due respect to Woody Allen’s creative and comic writing genius,” Shula Chernick, who plays Annie, said. “I think our version is much funnier.”
28 New Fiction Books To Add To Your Must-Read List This Fall
September 1st, 2017, 04:37 PM
‘That Myth Is Dead’: MAD Magazine Questions Trump’s America
September 1st, 2017, 04:37 PM
This Is How Museums In And Around Houston Prepared For Harvey
August 30th, 2017, 04:37 PM
‘Alt-Right’ Children’s Book Shelved For Blatantly Copying Pepe The Frog
August 30th, 2017, 04:37 PM
So long "The Adventures of Pepe and Pede." You were, erm, very bigoted and uncreative.
Shona McAndrew Finds The Beauty In Plus-Size Sculptures And Herself
August 29th, 2017, 04:37 PM
With her work on view at the Museum of Sex, the sculptor grapples with body dysmorphia and fear of femininity.
Female Musicians Are Taking The Veil
August 29th, 2017, 04:37 PM
YA Author Accused Of Lying About Credentials And His Native Heritage
August 28th, 2017, 04:37 PM
‘Handbook For Mortals’ Author Accuses YA Community Of Keeping Out New Voices
August 25th, 2017, 04:37 PM
The Married Couple Behind Summer’s Darkest And Weirdest Comedy
August 25th, 2017, 04:37 PM
Janicza Bravo and Brett Gelman's "Lemon" explores white male mediocrity in a truly unsettling indie.
Sci-Fi Magazine Created Entirely By Writers With Disabilities Is Coming
August 23rd, 2017, 04:37 PM
Prepare yourself for "Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction."
Ai Weiwei Is Bringing A Massive Public Art Project To NYC This Fall
August 22nd, 2017, 04:37 PM
Download Your Own Anti-Trump Art Courtesy Of The ‘Broad City’ Ladies
August 21st, 2017, 04:37 PM
Print them, share them, take them to your local demonstration. Repeat.
Artist Explains Grim Magazine Cover Art Featuring Trump In A KKK Hood
August 18th, 2017, 04:37 PM
“He deserves to be wearing that Klan hood."
Instead Of Focusing On Yesterday’s Monuments, Artists Are Building Tomorrow’s
August 18th, 2017, 04:37 PM
A years-long project in Philadelphia called Monument Lab asks, "What monuments would we build to reflect our values as a city?"
Ya Hey, Here Are 50 Words That Define American Regional English
August 18th, 2017, 04:37 PM
24 Books That Will Help You Understand America
August 18th, 2017, 04:37 PM
Buckle up for a literary road trip through the nation’s heartland.
Authors Call On ‘Fellow Jews’ To Decry Trump In Open Letter
August 17th, 2017, 04:37 PM
The literary couple spoke out in the wake of the president's remarks on violence in Charlottesville.
Trump Cares About Irreplaceable Objects, Except When He Doesn’t
August 17th, 2017, 04:37 PM
For someone so concerned with "beautiful statues," Trump seems to have forgotten his own track record with historic artifacts.
Artist Jon Berkeley Explains His Stunning, KKK-Tinged Economist Cover
August 17th, 2017, 04:37 PM
"The supply of weapons-grade lunacy in every corner of the globe seems to have ramped up."
Ring The Alarm, Yayoi Kusama Is Opening Her Own Museum
August 16th, 2017, 04:37 PM
We feel nothing but infinite love for this news.
What Is 'Whataboutism,' And Why Is It Suddenly Everywhere?
August 15th, 2017, 04:37 PM
LeVar Burton Is Being Sued Over His 'Reading Rainbow' Revival Dreams
August 9th, 2017, 04:37 PM
Turns out he might have been the wrong person to ask for a reboot this whole time.
Alan Peckolick, Revolutionary Typographer, Dies At 76
August 7th, 2017, 04:37 PM
At Creativity Explored, Artists With Disabilities Express Their Own Sexuality
August 4th, 2017, 04:37 PM
“Just because someone has a developmental disability doesn’t mean that sense of sexuality is non-existent.”
How The Heroine Of 'Ella Enchanted' (Accidentally) Became A Feminist Icon
August 2nd, 2017, 04:37 PM