Meghan Markle Is Taking Her Pregnancy Into Her Own Hands
The royal couple’s decision to keep their pregnancy private is part of their broader strategy to control their own public narrative — media be damned.
How "Armageddon" Became The Ultimate Disaster Movie (In More Ways Than One)
The logic-defying apocalypse movie — made at a time before we were worried about the actual apocalypse — was panned 20 years ago. Now, it’s a classic.
How Mister Rogers Taught Us To Take Care Of Ourselves
Even though we’re not kids anymore, we still need to hear — now more than ever — that our lives have value, and that we’re lovable as we are.
The Boy Band Is Back
Refreshingly diverse all-male musical groups like PrettyMuch and Brockhampton are expanding what it means to be an American boy band.
How "Dawson’s Creek" Paved The Way For Teen TV
The drama took teenagers seriously, becoming a safe and beloved stopover on the way to adulthood.
Cardi B Is Rap’s Dolly Parton
Both women are talented artists who are savvy about the ways their appearance is constructed and take pride in their oft-maligned subcultures.
My Brown Mom Isn't Like The Ones I See Onscreen
It was disorienting to realize that I had reached adulthood without really getting to know my own mother. But over a year I spent at home after a bad breakup, I began to see her more clearly.
Meghan Markle Is The Future Of A Monarchy With Racist Baggage
The significance of the biracial actor's upcoming marriage into the British royal family may be purely symbolic, but after centuries of white supremacy and colonial tyranny, it's still a sign of progress.
Why Cardi B Topping The Pop Chart Matters
Of the 1,067 singles that have reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 since the chart’s creation in 1958, fewer than 75 of them have been rap songs. “Bodak Yellow” might finally signal a sea change.