Marvel has hit big with a movie that leads with the artistry of its storytelling and the diversity of its characterization. Hollywood would do well to take notice.
Leggings and yoga gear are common sights at practice rinks. But in competition, gender-coded costumes still prevail.
A comprehensive new box set from the Criterion Collection takes in a century of cinema from the Games, from the nakedly fascistic to the stirringly humane.
The rapper’s charming “God’s Plan” video shows him donating a million dollars around Miami—and earning something for himself.
Baseball’s labor rules are at odds with the larger, evolving understanding of the worth of aging superstars.
The revolutionary ideals of Black Panther’s profound and complex villain have been twisted into a desire for hegemony.
Five decades after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., equality, for many, remains a distant dream.
What the artist's early singles—made before she was famous, and newly released—reveal about the legend she'd become
The ideological conflict in Black Panther animates not only Kendrick Lamar’s soundtrack for the movie, but also the artist’s whole ethos.
Lisa Halliday’s new book inventively tackles a familiar storyline, encouraging real-world identifications in order to subvert them.
The director Ryan Coogler's addition to the Marvel pantheon is a superb genre film—and quite a bit more.
Nick Park’s return to claymation films melds a neolithic saga with a tale of soccer triumph.
Beatrice Vio is the only fencer in the world who competes without arms or legs.
Jonathan Demme’s 1991 masterpiece, now available on the Criterion Collection, has endured far better than most of the imitators that followed.
The Oscar-nominated costume designer Ruth Carter on how she created the style of the film’s fictional African nation of Wakanda
Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy show the entertainment value, and political power, of gay people embracing full visibility.
The biggest success of the new Marvel film isn’t representation, but its contemplation of identity, responsibility, and the future of a diaspora in an interconnected world.
The memoirist Terese Marie Mailhot on how Maggie Nelson’s Bluets taught her to explode the parameters of what a book is supposed to be
The CW series paints a complex portrait of a superhero—and a community—conflicted over how to deal with issues like crime and police brutality.
For 200 years, this Mardi Gras krewe has kicked off the festival at the crack of dawn with a very important message.
The show is the latest example of pop culture thinking through whether Siri has a soul.
Tara Westover's coming-of-age story follows her upbringing in a survivalist family, and her decision to leave that life behind.