Warped Tour was flawed, but no more flawed than the many homes I chose for myself outside of it.
“Genius” is a title Aretha deserves, without question. That we have often failed to give it to her (and other black women) only shows our own biases.
“This new generation of Asians want stuff that’s representative of who we are — full diversity, full spectrum — and we’re not going to put up with anything else anymore.”
Masculinity, I’ve always thought, is a trap. But I pursued it anyway. I still do.
I’ve taken every milestone in my life so far as an opportunity to resent my body, so why stop now?
He got second chance after second chance. She didn’t.
The rap duo featured in Drake’s new hit song are all about women getting their paper, period.
I remember it the way a criminal might remember a crime, the where and when more accessible now than the why — the time I cried on the job at Playboy.
John Cho's new movie Searching might be the first one you see that takes place entirely on a computer screen. But it probably won't be the last.
A federal lawsuit accuses the government of trying to drive the descendants of enslaved Muslims from the place they call home to make way for wealthy weekenders.
A trip to Houston’s Seiwa Market — where the shoppers are a microcosm of a wildly diverse city — will literally turn my day around.
The rise of young, unapologetically queer artists like King Princess is thrilling, but makes me a little sad for the closeted kid I once was.
In the months before his death, Clare's husband’s secret self started coming out into the open; she could only assume it had been waiting inside him all along. (An excerpt from The Third Hotel.)
By showcasing the pettiest instincts and deepest insecurities of its suitors, The Bachelorette offers a fascinating commentary on contemporary masculinity.
The LA writer has a strong cult following, but her work is saturated with a carelessness afforded by whiteness and beauty.
When I left the Christian faith, my lifespan shrank from eternity to maybe 80 years. Now I’m hell-bent on retaining what I have for as long as I can.
Last year, a clip of Nathan Mathis protesting Roy Moore in Alabama went viral. Now he’s part of a growing grassroots movement to make the South safer for LGBT people.
More than 30,000 people shared their thoughts.
The point isn’t to defend or denounce these men, but to understand them.
I went looking for other men who consider mutual masturbation an important sexual experience in its own right.
"Hasids are outsiders in New York, and so are sex workers. So, I think they maybe see us in a weird way as outlaws, like them."
Long live the public library.
Some asexual people say they've been pressured into sex, or assaulted or raped by people trying to "correct" their identities — and afterward, they still aren't believed.
There will always be new leading men in Hollywood. But Cruise seems determined to prove that none of them will ever work as hard as he does.
I’ve learned that the key to good sex isn’t finding The One — it’s being honest about what I want, and what I don’t.
An excerpt from R.O. Kwon's debut novel The Incendiaries.
In the years I worked at a sex shop, I saw how the pressure to have great sex — in a world that will never be a level playing field — can inflict its own kind of damage.
I thought I was ashamed of my body because the straight world told me to be. But it wasn't that simple.
“You can’t pirate someone saying your name.”
Being hard of hearing means that I miss some things in bed. But sometimes our supposed limitations can give us our most creative advantages.