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Coming to a Protest Near You: Tamika Mallory

Tamika Mallory was out on a date when her mother called her home with the news: Her son’s father had been found murdered in a ditch in rural …

Linda Sarsour

Black Hole Apocalypse — NOVA

PBS Airdate: January 10, 2018<p><i>JANNA LEVIN (Astrophysicist, Barnard College of Columbia University):</i> Of all the objects in the cosmos,…<p><i>RAINER WEISS</i> …

Astrophysics

Freedom, Responsibility, and Human Values: Mathematician Lilian Lieber on How the Greatest Creative Revolution in Mathematics Illuminates the Core Ideals of Social Justice and Democracy

An imaginative extension of Euclid’s parallel postulate into life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.<p><i>“The joy of existence must be asserted in each one, at every instant,”</i> Simone de Beauvoir wrote in her paradigm-shifting treatise on how freedom demands that happiness become our moral …

Joan Didion

Art Influenced by The Women’s March

A look at how the marchinfluenced a community of figurative artists.<p>Doug Web is a Los Angeles based artist. He and his wife attended the march last …

Feminism

I got an Alexa and…

Ok it didn’t take over my love life but here’s my story. Before I returned back to Canada, my partner told me he got an Alexa for the house. At the …

Cringe

Allied Media Conference: Create / Connect / Transform

YouTube

Here's My Problem With the Google Arts & Culture Face-Matching App

Kim Sajet, the director of the National Portrait Gallery, offers ideas to make it better<p>Comment on this Story

Art

The slow death of the literary novel: the sales crisis afflicting fiction

The percentage of authors earning a full-time living solely from writing dropped from 40 per cent in 2005 to 11.5 per cent in 2013.<p>Of all the things …

Publishing

Male sex robots with unstoppable bionic penises are coming this year

Up until now, it looked like women would be missing out on the exciting opportunity to make love to the cold, lifeless bodies of machines.<p>But don’t …

Love

BH Youth Radio Project: A new phenomenon called ‘gentefication’

<i>This is a script from a story by a Boyle Heights Beat journalist that’s part of</i> <i>KCRW’s Boyle Heights youth radio project</i><i>. You can listen to the story</i> …

Los Angeles

The Radicality of Women

<i>#Hashtags is a column, formerly published on Daily Serving, that explores the intersection of art, social issues, and global politics.</i><p>Recently a …

Feminism

Walk Inside a Warehouse-Sized Kaleidoscopic Painting by Katharina Grosse | Colossal

<p>The newest work by German artist Katharina Grosse encompasses an entire warehouse, transforming its raw interior into a soft maze of kaleidoscopic …

Art

A Modern Poet’s Timeless Word Bank

“I’m partly made by romantic poets and writers (as a person who’s long read in and taught and written about that period),” says poet and scholar …

An Artist’s Devotion to Exactness

“Susan York: New and Recent Work” at Del Deo & Barzune (January 18 – March 30, 2018: installation view (photo courtesy Del Deo & Barzune, New York)I …

Catherine Murphy Sets the Bar Higher and Higher

Catherine Murphy, “Clasped” (2013), oil on canvas, 46 x 50 inches (all images courtesy Peter Freeman Gallery)My monograph on Catherine Murphy was …

We NEED more women investors

Three awesome women explain why.<p>Kicking things off at @CooleyLLP for our recruitment drive and EOY update #diversityvc #venturecapital …

Investing

Why Vodou and Lesbians Get Along

When Marjorie Lafontant wants to reach the LGBT community, she grabs a megaphone and heads to a peristyle, a Voodoo temple. The leader of Haiti’s …

8 All-Important Things to Know If You’re Crazy Enough to Start an Alternative Art Space

Art World<p>After 15 years, the cult Los Angeles venue Machine Project is closing. Here are the hard-won lessons they learned.<p>,<p>They cut holes into the …

Nonprofits

When Barbie Went to War with Bratz

How a legal battle over intellectual property exposed a cultural battle over sex, gender roles, and the workplace.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Bratz dolls have swollen heads, pouty lips, spindly limbs, and chunky-heeled shoes. …

Tarana Burke

What If? And What’s Wrong?

Design Thinking and Thinking About Design We Can’t Easily See<p>Recently I read a searing critique of Design Thinking which likens its spread in …

Design Thinking

War on Women Report No. 12

<i>The War on Women is in full force under the Trump administration. We refuse to go back, and we refuse to let the administration quietly dismantle the</i> …

Rights & Freedoms

Yours in Sisterhood: The Film Connecting Feminists Through Vintage Letters to Ms.

Inside the boxes, Irene Lusztig found secrets and stories kept safe for forty years. Inside each envelope was the voice of a woman she had never met, …

Feminism

The U.K. Now Has a "Minister for Loneliness." Here's Why It Matters

Tracey Crouch will oversee the government’s efforts to tackle “the sad reality of modern life”<p>Comment on this Story

Loneliness

The Woman Who Transformed How We Teach Geography

By blending education and activism, Zonia Baber made geography a means of uniting—not conquering—the globe<p>Comment on this Story

Indigenous Peoples

The Atlantic Interview - The Atlantic

Episode 9<p>Robert Siegel<p>Jan 10, 2018<p>For thirty years, Robert Siegel has given us the afternoon news. Having started his career in public radio when it was a scrappy enterprise, he's spent the past three decades shaping NPR as host of All Things Considered. He retired this week, at a time when NPR …

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Embracing the Spiritual Power of Menstruation

In the world as we know it today, that certain time of the month sends convulsing shocks of pain to women worldwide, both physically and emotionally, …

Spirituality

The Life of Kathleen White as Told Through Her Art and Nan Goldin’s Photographs

<i>Spirits of Manhattan: Kathleen White</i>, Pioneer Works, New York, December 10, 2017–February 11, 2018 (all photos © Dan Bradica)In the Victorian era, …

Who Really Designed the American Dime?

The controversy that has long roiled the coin world.<p>When was the last time you looked—really looked—at a dime? It is the smallest coin in U.S. …

Calvin Coolidge