The peppy mixed messaging of I Feel Pretty is only the latest reminder: American culture doesn’t fully know what it’s talking about when it talks about attractiveness.
On Friday, hazy questions—about celebrity, about impunity, about American culture’s messy tangling of that which is immoral with that which is illegal—collided with stark criminal charges.
To mourn Philip Roth is also to mourn a particular kind of literary celebrity.
A recent spate of #MeToo stories serves as yet another reminder of the centrifugal forces of talented men.
The Academy, in a move that comes approximately 41 years too late, expelled the director; he now says he’ll appeal the ruling.
Michelle Wolf’s biting mockery of it was only the latest reminder: The annual event’s contradictions have become too heavy to bear.
The conviction of the actor and comedian is a testament to the power of #MeToo.
A spate of #MeToo comeback stories—including a rumor about a confessional TV show hosted by Charlie Rose—ask uncomfortable questions about who deserves redemption.
The secular guru has preached a gospel of individual solutions to individual problems. But when it comes to sexual abuse, as to so much else: It’s not enough.
Russell Simmons, Stormy Daniels, he said, she said: Americans are desperately seeking truth in machines that are unable to provide it.
Released to the public 20 years ago, Viagra changed the way Americans have sex—and the way they talk about it.
Three of the young women who spoke on Saturday made silence awkward. And shameful. And, in all that, striking.
The original sitcom reveled in complexity. In the premiere of its highly anticipated reboot, though, it has simplified politics down to easy partisanship.
For years, the restaurateur played a jerk with a heart of gold. Now, he’s the latest celebrity chef to be accused of sexual harassment.
Diversity. Intersectionality. Representation. The 2018 Academy Awards knew the words to say; whether Hollywood can follow them up with action is a different matter.
Revisiting a film embraced by the 1968 generation
It’s a thoroughly modern irony: The host who will set the tone for the #MeToo Oscars got his start on a show that gleefully ogled women.
The spokesperson for the National Rifle Association has long used the logic of motherhood in her defense of guns. This week, though, she faced an unexpectedly powerful foe: kids.
From Donald Trump to recent op-eds, the male perspective remains—stubbornly, perniciously—the default point of view.
It’s an age-old story, and a uniquely tiresome one: a woman’s reputation, sold out to sell stuff.
During her 2008 presidential campaign, The New York Times reports, Clinton shielded an adviser who had been accused of sexual harassment.