Identity

Culture

It's About Time for a Truly Great Plus-Size Rom-Com

Two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Why aren't they portrayed on-screen?
Gianluca Russo
11.6.18
tv

‘Luke Cage’ Wasn’t Black Enough to Be a Classic

'Luke Cage' tried to appeal to every audience. And the show's quality suffered because of it.
Noel Ransome
10.24.18
Culture

Stop Telling Black Writers to Stop Writing About Race

A recent series of comments forced me to confront the issues of writing like everyone else as an other.
Noel Ransome
10.15.18
TIFF 2018

‘The Hate U Give’ Underscores the Dangers of Code Switching

People of colour need to stop sanctioning the bullshit white folks do and say.
Noel Ransome
9.14.18
Film

Why I Was Never Excited for a Black James Bond

Simply copying and pasting black skin on a white character would trivialise the whole point of a black Bond.
Noel Ransome
8.29.18
tv

‘Insecure’ Sees My Messy, Awkward Blackness

In season three, Issa reminds us we don’t always have to strive for excellence.
Noel Ransome
8.23.18
masculinity

Why It Might Be Time to Retire the Buzzword 'Toxic Masculinity'

Ahead of the release of her new book 'I'm Afraid of Men' author Vivek Shraya reflects on masculinity myths.
Alison Sinkewicz
8.1.18
Views My Own

12 Types of White People I’d Like to Call the Cops On

Because why let Permit Patty and Coupon Carl have all the fun?
Noel Ransome
7.23.18
Privacy and Perception Issue

Photos of How a Relationship Plays Out on Cellphones

Photographer Res was surprised when their phone began playing a large part in their relationship. They document the process here.
Res
7.12.18
Privacy and Perception Issue

Photos That Challenge How We Use Clothing as Markers of Identity

Lagos based artist Noma Osula uses wigs to make his models anonymous and challenge how we perceive them
Noma Osula
7.12.18
Privacy and Perception Issue

As My Family Tried to Arrange My Marriage, I Was Secretly Swiping on Tinder

My parents, unaware that I already had a dating profile of my own, signed me up for an online matchmaking service – similar, in a sense, to Tinder, but with far different expectations.
Mithila Phadke
7.12.18
Privacy and Perception Issue

Stunning Photos That Show the Intimacy of Undressing

Photographer Alex Thebez's two series, "A Handful of Unfulfilled Wishes" and "Undressed", both address the ambiguity and fluidity of our identities, on the internet and off of it.
Alex Thebez
7.12.18