appropriation

Opinion

We Don't Need a White Wellness Savior to 'Fix' Chinese Food

There are real problems with Lucky Lee's framing of an entire cuisine as “unhealthy.”
MacKenzie Fegan
4.10.19
Cultural Appropriation

This Chef Wants to Reclaim Bone Broth

Mithalee Rawat sees her bone broth as a way of reclaiming the culture she’s watched be appropriated for decades.
Frances Watthanaya
10.23.18
Memes

The Inventor of Big Dick Energy on the Rise and Demise of a Horny Twitter Joke

The inevitable life cycle of a meme, as explained by someone who watched other people take the credit (and profits) for her idea.
Kyrell Grant
6.29.18
underwater sculpture

Did Damien Hirst Copy This Artist’s Underwater Sculptures?

Jason deCaires Taylor, a neighboring exhibitor at the 57th Venice Biennale, has been making sunken statues since 2006.
Beckett Mufson
5.16.17
Opinion

The Clap and the Clap Back: How Twitter Erased Black Culture From an Emoji

Clapping is just the most recent example of Black wit that has been circulated in non-Black circles and applied almost to exhaustion.
Chaédria LaBouvier
5.16.17
Chinese food

The Struggles of Writing About Chinese Food as a Chinese Person

Growing up, I was the weird kid who adored boiled pig intestines and fermented tofu. So imagine my surprise when the 2000s hit and the food of my people was suddenly cool.
Clarissa Wei
4.18.17
Essays

To Be Real: The Enduring Queer Musical Legacy of ‘Paris is Burning’

Vogue culture has since infiltrated mainstream pop, but this iconic 1990 film stands as a monument to a time before everyone screamed "yas queen".
Rod Bastanmehr
2.28.17
Art

A Clusterf*ck of Memes and Mascots Meet in a Zany Exhibition about Appropriation

Gingerbread totem poles and peace pipe smoking aliens fill the walls of Chelsea Seltzer and Theo A. Rosenblum's collaborative exhibition.
Nathaniel Ainley
2.3.17
Art

Native American Artist Calls Out US Injustices Through Graffiti and Neon

Jaque Fragua explains how his Native American heritage have shaped his work as an artist and activist.
Andrew Salomone
12.31.16
thump news

Apple Promo Criticism Highlights the Complicated Relationship Between Ballroom and Mainstream Culture

The ad in question features a track using a “ha” sample.
Krystal Rodriguez
9.8.16
Art

A Navajo Artist Breaks Down His Tribe’s Urban Outfitters Lawsuit

Lehi Thunder Voice Eagle Sanchez explains how people can buy proper Native arts and crafts.
DJ Pangburn
8.3.16
Twitter

Jews Are Taking Back (((Echoes))) From the Neo-Nazis

The alt-right has been using a code called (((echoes))) to track and harass Jewish people for years.
Jason Koebler
6.3.16
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