Emma Teitel on why the ‘patient zero of online shaming’ may actually have found salvation in the evolution of the web
Jenny McCarthy and Gwyneth Paltrow prove celebrity health endorsements can be double-edged. Emma Teitel on why Jolie’s latest op-ed worked.
Superhero mythologies are so powerful that they can survive anything—so we should open them up to change
A new exhibit exposes our squeamishness about nakedness in art
Patricia Arquette is not Gloria Steinem or Sheryl Sandberg. She is an actress. That is all.
February 24th, 2015 4 comments
How a network started by NASA went super low-brow and became one of our most influential cultural voices
February 14th, 2015 2 comments
For my Bubbie, news of my gayness wasn’t cause for celebration. It was an afterthought.
Because history is doomed to repeat itself, we can expect 2015 to offer up more moronic expressions of outrage, writes Emma Teitel.
January 15th, 2015 16 comments
Critics who call Iggy Azalea a white poser reveal hip hop’s strange conservatism
A Canadian scientist tests some celebrity-endorsed fads and finds them wanting