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.
If we are going to judge the rapper for his violent behavior, we also need to consider where that violent behavior originates.
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.
Refreshingly diverse all-male musical groups like PrettyMuch and Brockhampton are expanding what it means to be an American boy band.
The drama took teenagers seriously, becoming a safe and beloved stopover on the way to adulthood.
Pop culture has done a great job of making us believe artificial intelligence will kill us. Now Google, Apple, and Amazon are trying to make us stop fearing voice AI.
Tech industry elites like Jeff Bezos would rather tackle space than poverty because wealth inequality is a messy, complex problem that tech might never be able to solve.
The juvenile inmates of Girls Incarcerated force us to consider which “bad” girls are granted a chance at public redemption.
This week we learned that digital influencer @lilmiquela and the pro-Trump troll who hacked her account are creations of the same startup. But is the narrative they’ve constructed anything more than manipulation? Is it “art”?
Both women are talented artists who are savvy about the ways their appearance is constructed and take pride in their oft-maligned subcultures.
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.
Not all abortions are tragic — sometimes, like periods and the other ways we bleed, they’re just a thing that happens.
The shaved female head is having a cultural moment. But for me it’s always been associated with the BRCA1 gene and the cancer that killed my mother.
With routinely viral moments and interviews with the likes of Hillary Clinton and Kanye West, The Breakfast Club has become one of the few crossover morning radio shows where black perspectives are prioritized.
For years, I'd managed to convince myself that fetishizing whiteness was my form of protest. Now I'm not so sure.
For a long time, I didn’t want to be “my mother’s daughter.” But it turns out that, at least when it comes to getting our nails done, I am.
Ten years after my parents’ relationship unraveled, I realized I had captured their last moments of happiness on tape.
The franchise has remained a cultural force for over a decade by reinventing itself. But what happens when everyone knows the formula?
Of any show on television, the OWN series lands nearest to an honest representation of my experience as a gay black man still struggling with what the church asked of me.
Sexual empowerment doesn't always have to come with the price of promiscuity.
Simmons' public image as the fitness industry's Lady of Perpetual Sorrow confused cultural categories, and left everyone demanding answers that might not exist.
In 1996, my uncle took part in a prayer ritual that left a woman dead. In the midst of new scandals, I began to wonder if his crime might be connected to the larger phenomenon of Korean religious cults.
For black actresses in Hollywood, the age gap for getting breakout roles means missing out on long careers and lucrative paydays.
The photos are meant to provoke thirst, but the brand’s campaign also raises bigger questions about the role of race in America’s erotic fantasies.
I know how complicated the legacy of historically black universities in America is, because my own life has been a reckoning with it.
Get Out and the Purge franchise finally make black men the protagonists of horror films and center their real-life terror of living in suburban America.
The Spears TV movie fits a pattern of overlooking women pop stars’ work.
Even if the model featured in the magazine's latest controversial spread had been Asian, it would still have been offensive.
The female characters in the action franchise aren’t given much in the way of speaking roles. (Warning: spoilers ahead.)
Growing up in Colombia, it was reading about "Long Island Lolita" Amy Fisher that made me realize the biggest scandal was the boredom of normality itself.