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How should we tackle fashion’s body image issues?

Is 2016 the year fashion really starts taking diversity seriously? With the phrase ‘body posi’ seeming to eclipse its predecessor ‘thinspo’ in terms of social media hashtag popularity, these days it would be easy to assume the fashion industry’s ideologies are slowly shifting to that of a more …

Female heroes are even more important for boys than girls

I recently asked my 12-year-old cousin—the family member whose viewing tastes most closely match my own—what TV shows he’s watching. “Umm, <i>The Flash, Arrow, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.,</i> and <i>Supergirl</i>,” he explained. “You know, all of the superhero shows.” I didn’t say anything in the moment for fear of …

A Mammal's Brain Has Been Cryonically Frozen And Recovered For The First Time

Austin Powers called: he wants his movie plot back.<p>For the first time, researchers have cryonically frozen a whole mammalian brain and recovered it …

Intersectionality as a Blueprint for Postcolonial Scientific Community Building

<i>(This is an edited version of a</i> <i>speech that I gave</i> <i>to the Inclusive Astronomy conference in June, 2015, and an extension of thinking that began with a</i> …

Feminism

What makes a good bad guy? Ask a philosopher

The Vatican’s daily newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, has criticised the new Stars Wars film, The Force Awakens, on the grounds that its villains are not evil enough.<p>The reviewer complains that bad guys Kylo Ren and General Snoke are less effective representations of evil than their predecessors in …

Stephen King

Hipster Misogyny: The Betrayal of "The Hateful Eight" | Balder and Dash

I’m in the ladies’ room during the twelve-minute intermission of "The Hateful Eight"; the line of men outside waiting for the bathroom is loud and …

Standing Up To Sexual Harassment And Assault In L.A.’s Comedy Scene

The exclusive story of how female comedians decided to take matters into their own hands and kick alleged assaulters and harassers out of their community — and the scandal that followed.<p><b>One night last fall</b> in Los Angeles, two rising comedians met each other for drinks. The situation could’ve been …

We speak to the teen feminists of the year

Tavi Gevinson was right when she recently warned of clickbait feminism in the media.<p>“As feminism becomes more integrated into mainstream publications and conversation, I feel weary of an obsession of celebrity culture masquerading as activism or as conversation or action,” she explained in an …

9 Facts About Krampus, St. Nick's Demonic Companion

St. Nick brings the gifts, and Krampus brings the pain. Here are some things you might not have known about Santa's demonic companion.<p>1. KRAMPUS IS A …

It’s 2015—let’s stop calling reproductive rights a “women’s issue”

The year 1992 was hailed as the “Year of the Woman”—a moniker popularized in the wake of the election of a handful of powerful female senators. Alternatively, 1992 was also the year of a presidential election defined by “the economy, stupid”—the phrase coined by Democratic strategist James Carville …

The ultimate privacy hack: How to hide online in plain sight

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: I’m about to create an alternate identity online as an artist. How do I go about ensuring no one can find me?</i> <i>Answer by Dan Tynan, Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo! Tech.</i><p>To really hide online, you need to do it in plain sight. That means you will have to create an …

14 Things You Might Not Know About Se7en

While the 1980s were all about the cinematic mass murderer as a mute, emotionless entity, the 1990s were a good time to peddle screenplays about …

The Mysterious Deaths of 9 Soviet Hikers in 1959

In February 1959, nine Soviet students went on a camping expedition in the northern Ural Mountains. They were led by a young man named Igor Dyatlov, …

The most visually stunning films of 2015 so far

<i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i> came out in theatres and flogged its dystopian landscapes and seat-clinging explosions to an audience that didn’t yet realise that’s exactly what they wanted. When someone on Reddit posted instructions on how to watch the film in black & white, the orgiastic experience could be …

Photos Of Matriarchal Societies Show What Gender Equality Looks Like Across The Globe

In these Southeast Asian tribes, women share the power.<p>A girl poses confidently, hands on hips. She wears a delicate flower in her hair, and stands in the photo's background, but there's something commanding about her presence. For her age, she looks stern and self-assured -- where she lives, being …

Let's Talk About Horror In Art

Horror movies are scary for two hours, but a scary artwork doesn't resolve itself quite so easily.<p>There are certain tropes we've come to recognize and expect when it comes to horror in film. The suspicious glance. The car that won't start. The rattling door. The flickering lights. The silence that …

The Radical Pippi Longstocking

In this 2014 piece for <i>Der Spiegel</i>, Claudia Voigt looks at the life of Astrid Lindgren, a Swedish author best known for her Pippi Longstocking books. …

10 Beefy Facts About Bob’s Burgers

America’s favorite burger-slinging family—the Belchers—returns tonight with the season six premiere of <i>Bob’s Burgers</i>. Created by Loren Bouchard, of <i>Dr.</i> …

Animation

A Visit to Amsterdam’s Microbe Museum

On a warm summer afternoon in Amsterdam, a line of visitors snaked toward the entrance of the Artis Royal Zoo, queuing to see the typical assortment of elephants, giraffes, penguins, lions, and so on. I, however, was more interested in the building opposite the ticket booths, which had a very …

The dA-Zed guide to Quentin Tarantino

More than 20 years after the release of his debut film <i>Reservoir Dogs</i>, Quentin Tarantino remains one of American cinema’s most distinctive and influential voices. With the release of his next feature <i>The Hateful Eight</i> fast approaching – either his eighth or ninth film, depending on how you're …

Female Spies and Gender-Bending Soldiers Who Changed the Course of the Civil War

<i>Belle Boyd, teenager, “fast woman,” and Confederate spy.</i><p>Karen Abbott grew up in Philadelphia and then moved to Atlanta. She experienced culture shock …

Quentin Tarantıno on White Supremacy, Obama, and Why He Doesn’t Worry About a Transformers Future

In Conversation:<p>Quentin Tarantino<p>Midway through postproduction on his eighth movie, the Western <i>THE HATEFUL EIGHT</i> — about a band of outlaws trapped in …

Pulp Fiction

#Arthoe: the teens who kickstarted a feminist art movement

Art Hoe is a new online movement encouraging people of colour to embrace art, creativity and visual culture. Search for the term on Tumblr or Instagram and you will see colour-blocked outfits, doodled-on selfies, black fashion icons, queer couples, hypercolour backdrops, blaxploitation posters and …

Feminism

14 Women Writers Who Dominate The Universe Of Sci-Fi

Octavia Butler, Madeleine L’Engle, Emily St. John Mandel, Karen Russell and more.<p>In Karen Russell’s “Reeling for the Empire,” a crew of girls are transformed into thread-spinning silkworms, duped by a dark and mysterious man promising a better future. Each girl spends long hours spooling her own …

Body-hackers: the people who turn themselves into cyborgs

When the director of a research institute called the Alternate Anatomies laboratory says he’s got something up his sleeve, you can safely assume it’s not just a figure of speech.<p>For Professor Stelarc, an Australian performance artist whose previous party tricks have included using a robotic third …

Singularity

After Utopia at the Singapore Art Museum

<i>After Utopia: Revisiting the Ideal in Asian Contemporary Art</i> at the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) explores the dissonance between our innermost longings …

Why Alice Glass’ track is more than just a comeback

Way back in the heady mid-noughties, everybody wanted to be Alice Glass (or I did, at least). With her wayward, polka-straight spikes of hair, eyes that looked like they’d been scribbled on with charcoal, and shrieking vocals that cut right through the speakers, the Crystal Castles frontwoman was a …

UK Artist Parodies Trolling with Snail “Hate” Mail

Nearly half of all internet users have found themselves targeted by trolls. Online bullies don’t typically know their subjects personally, but they …

Science Explains Why People Are Attracted to Jerks

We all know at least one: That friend who complains incessantly about his fickle girlfriend, and yet keeps going back to her, even though most of the …