Fearless in its demand for accountability, transcendent in its honesty, Mieko Kawakami's Breasts and Eggs breathes life into feminist literature and throws down a gauntlet for other writers to aspire toward.
Rather than write about death and the world unfolding in the throes of the Black Plague, Giovanni Boccaccio instead wrote about the utopian potential of storytelling.
In her 1970 avant-garde short Fly, Yoko Ono works within the same parameters as directors like Alfred Hitchcock or Takashi Miike. Yet, she posits the intermixture of her celluloid images as reconstructive effort, not a destructive one.
Chantal Akerman's 1968 short film Saute ma ville directly reflects our current state, serving as a meditative text on the art of staying home.
There's something not-quite-right, something distinctly off-kilter, about the Mermaidens' feminine voice in New Zealand's music scene.
Television show The Bold Type goes against the postfeminist notion that feminists have conquered the patriarchy, let alone their own differences.
Mulvey's Afterimages draws together her recent writing on women and film to create an engaging collection that is both timely and time-centred.
Joni Mitchell's Blue and Carole King's Tapestry were fueled by petroculture, which powered the rise of feminism in music. How? Read on.
Gwyneth Jones's masterly account of the life and times of Joanna Russ serves as a timely reminder of the strides made in visibility and diversity in science fiction literature —and the distance still left to traverse.
Our pop culture landscape is controlled by capitalistic saturation and a deeply-entrenched machismo ethic. It might not be powerful enough to erase Agnès Varda's genius, but it is shameless enough to eliminate her from the common discourse.
Dark Phoenix makes it clear that the X-Men, as socio-political commentary, must take their own metaphor more seriously and evolve, already.
There are several broken heel stories in fashion photography book Our Shoes, Our Selves, but no stories that elucidate how to break with the expectation of heels.
Like a Good Housekeeping magazine cover, Val Kilmer's Bruce Wayne is Batman in a sweater with a pot roast in the oven. Why does that make some men squirm?
Women with economic privilege are positioned to celebrate Nike's "Dream Further" ad as progress while ignoring their complicity in the exploitation of other women.
I've sworn, after learning about the latest kleptocrat billionaire to buy a club, or scrambling from the clash between hooligans and riot police, or hearing a homophobic chant rise up from the stands, I would give up on the game. Anyone with sense would.
Wild rebellion and reckless combat are increasingly less valued than ethical wit and spiritual sustenance in Megan Volpert's entertaining and insightful Boss Broad.
In her history of women in punk music, Revenge of the She-Punks, Vivien Goldman hefts the scene's virtues and the vices into one heap and concludes that some of it was necessary, some of it was fun, and some of it was evil.
Empowered centralizes popular feminism's ability to expose an injurious site where dominant masculinity is fallible.
When progressives adopt an ahistorical critique of feminism, they risking aiding and abetting its subversion. Historian Kirsten Swinth offers a remedy with Feminism's Forgotten Fight.
Despite missing significant feminist cues, Leni Zumas' Red Clocks is a helpful contribution to popular culture's overlap with politics.
French cartoonist Emma raises issues of inequality within French society with humor and humanity, using short statements accompanied by disarmingly charming cartoons that point out the absurdities of some common social conventions and beliefs.
A new intersectional feminist anthology says we can all be feminists, as long as we're willing to confront our privilege.
LA singer/songwriter/actress Kara Connolly speaks to the next generation via her new single, "Life in Rear View".
Tami Neilson's SASSAFRASS! is an unexpected delight that speaks to the climate of feminism in 2018. The extraordinary singer tells us about her experiences in this new interview.
Wolitzer is an aware author who clearly understands how matrices of power oppress and subjugate. Yet here, her characters only occasionally check their power or privilege.
We tend to err on the side of delusion for the sake of sanity. Rona Jaffe's The Best of Everything and Mary McCarthy's The Group, however, do not.
Though equally explicit as the works of Robert Crumb and Phoebe Gloeckner and often far more bizarre, Smyth's erotic comics are infused with delight rather than shame.
Boston vocalist and former stage actress Ruby Rose Fox delivers her first single "American Daddy" from new LP, Salt.
Madam and Eve embraces creativity and individuality while encouraging readers to discover the work of women artists.