CULTURE & TRENDS

Roxane Gay on Financial Independence: ‘The Most Important Thing A Woman Can Do For Herself’ (Wealthsimple)

Dial P for Privacy: The Phone Booth Is Back (The New York Times)

The Time I Shot Andy Warhol  (The New York Times)

Who should moderate the debates? A millennial. (The Washington Post)

The Tragic Tale of the Blind Date Dick Pic (Jezebel)

A Cupcake Is Never Just a Cupcake: The Psycho-Sexuality of a Twee Treat (Jezebel)

Why Simone Manuel's Historic Gold Medal Is So Emotional for Black Americans (Splinter)

A College Freshman Turned in My Blog Post as His Homework (Jezebel)

Just Shut The Fuck Up About Kim Kardashian’s Weight (Jezebel)

Violators Will Be Humiliated (New York Magazine)

 

MUSIC

On Prince, Blackness, and Sexuality (Splinter)

On Miley Cyrus, Ratchet Culture, and Accessorizing With Black People (Jezebel)

The Pop Chart Battle of Cardi B versus Taylor Swift Is a Metaphor for Race Relations in Trump's America (Splinter)

 

FILM & TV

The Only TV I Really Love Is Korean TV, and I’m Not Korean (Splinter)

What 'Making A Murderer' Reveals About Women and Hollywood (Splinter)

Darkness Eclipsing Light: The Visual Language of 'House of Cards' (Splinter)

‘Magic Mike,’ Junk in the Face and the Female Gaze (Jezebel)

For a Woman of Color Who Loves Jane Austen, Belle Is a Dream Come True (Jezebel)

Hollywood Men: It's No Longer About Your Acting, It's About Your Abs (Jezebel)

Why Aren't Asian Actors Getting Leading Roles in Hollywood? (Jezebel)

Cinderella Doesn't Have To Be Blonde. (Splinter)

 

FASHION & BEAUTY

A Question About Slapping Black Slang on T-Shirts (Splinter)

Men’s Sports Uniforms, Ranked (Jezebel)

The Truth About Chocolate Diamonds (Jezebel)

Lupita Nyong’o Is Everywhere Right Now. Why We Need More Faces Like Hers. (Jezebel)

Get to Know Your Carhartt Boyfriend (Jezebel)

Anthropologie, Translated as a Southern Gothic Novella (Jezebel)

The Sephora Problem That Has No Name (Jezebel)

 

MEDIA

What Do Fantasies Really Look Like? The Real Problem With Playboy (Splinter)

Entertainment Weekly published 6 different 'Walking Dead' covers, but this is the one that matters (Splinter)

Sports Illustrated Goes to 7 Continents, Finds Exotic People to Use as Props (Jezebel)

“Self-Reflection”: a Bizarre & Macbre Short Story, Brought to You by Vogue (Jezebel)

Mackenzie: Hot, Steamy, Scrumptious Food Porn (Jezebel)