• How the Hoodie Became a Racially Charged Garment

    In light of the shootings of Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice, the hoodie has become a garment of ill-omen that is tangled up in America's ongoing conversation about race, socioeconomics, and violence against black bodies.

  • Chav: The Slur That Won't Let Go

    An examination of the UK term for a usually poor, possibly threatening young person.

  • The 2013 Girl Year in Review

    From Girls to “Grown Woman” (and more important stuff, too, but I’m here for the peppermint gum and sparkly pencils of girl stuff, OK?), 2013 was a big year for girls. Here is the girl year in review, along with some non-committal predictions for 2014.