From sexism

Bachelor parties exemplify what I love and hate about masculinity. On the one hand, they exist as a relic of an archaic form of masculinity that stands to separate men and woman as dichotomously oppositional social beings. On the other hand, the ritualistic and liminal aspects of these parties cement friendships amongst men and allow…

Co-editor Joshua Michael Demaree liveblogs the 87th Academy Awards. Be there & be square!

READ: 1. Almost Famous Women by Megan Mayhew Bergman (Scribner, January 2015) Almost impossibly over-hyped, this second collection from Bergman about woman from the fringes of history already feels like a classic. 2. The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro (Faber and Faber, March 2015) Unarguably one of the most important authors of contemporary note, famed…

Revisiting Women by Annie Leibovitz and Susan Sontag She is reclining in a photographer’s studio. Her arms effortlessly wrapped behind her, cushioning her head. With dark eyes, she peers off into the corner of the room, her mind certainly lost in thought. The matte grey soft focus background is offset by her dark features: thick…

Media Moralia is a series that examines the changing ethics of media as they are confronted by current events. In this installment, editor Sarah Hamilton addresses the recent celebrity photo hack and its ethical tipping point. We’re caught in a feedback loop of deface and shame, one in which we have become both perps and…