With a man in the White House who has more than 19 sexual assault allegations against him , women within the U.S. began to speak out. From every sector of society – Hollywood, Capitol Hill and Silicon Valley, to name a few – women stepped forward to shared their stories of sexual assault, tired of silently managing the abuse.
By Audrey Valbuena
I never got to know Princess Diana the way my mother did. I mean, no one really knew Princess Diana – not personally, at least – but she was as much a part of my mother’s life, and I suppose the lives of many others, as family was. So when she died, my mother grieved. And she harbored a long resentment of the Queen and Prince Charles for what had happened to the People’s Princess, from the divorce to her death; as it happens, my mother had embraced her as one of her own.
By David Guirgis
The cloud of possibility of Russian meddling in the 2016 election has been hovering over the national consciousness for over a year-and-a-half now. Headlines continued to surface throughout 2017, revealing more about this convoluted drama each day.
By Claire Bugos
While President Donald Trump’s “unpolitical” posturing remains a highly emphasized element of his presidency, he has subtly but effectively dismantled dozens of environmental regulations. Trump’s environmental policies received attention during the well-known Keystone crisis and most recently, in his reduction of Utah’s federally protected land, but has generally received less thorough coverage in comparison to his social and political stances.
By Leah Dunlevy
As we end the year 2017, it’s perhaps fitting that The New York Times Company announced on Dec. 14 the appointment of A.G. Sulzberger as the company’s new publisher beginning on Jan. 1, while his father, Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr., will step down at the end of the year.
By Leo Ji
In 2016, women comprised just 7 percent of all directors working on the top 250 domestic grossing films . No, not even 20 or 10 percent. Only 7. Considering that we're half of the population, it's impossible not to feel disappointed, even outraged with such a low number. I mean, we just want to live in a world where female characters are properly written and have more to show than their support for the male lead ... Is that too much to ask?
By Keyla Carvalho
The first time I heard Cardi B’s voice was in 2014.
By Travis Wolf
Race and sports in the United States has a long and complicated history, from the mass resistance to Jackie Robinson’s entry into Major League Baseball to criticism of Muhammad Ali’s controversial black separatist ideology to charges of racial bias in O.J. Simpson’s 1995 murder trial. However, perhaps the most direct and contentious intersection of race and politics is the ongoing NFL protests. Started by quarterback Colin Kaepernick in 2016 and inspired by Black Lives Matter, the movement aims to address racial inequality in America, with a special emphasis on police brutality against Black citizens.
By Jono Zarrilli
Just 69 years after President Truman issued an executive order that renewed efforts to end discrimination in the armed services and spurred a broader movement toward equality, President Trump tweeted his intent to ban people who are transgender from serving in the U.S. military.
By Karli Goldenberg
Out of the ashes of the Cincinnati Zoo’s Harambee (#RIP) rose the Cincinnati Zoo’s Fiona the Hippo, the round blob of grey that the internet needed in a 2017 full of dumpster-fire chaos.
By Mia Zanzucchi
I found Mike & Mike when I found running, and I discovered that I simply didn’t know or like enough music to last an hour or more a day, six days a week. It was high school, and the longtime radio program had just started releasing their show as podcast. When the miles grew too long and my mind wavered and my shoulders sagged, I plugged in those two breezy voices to the finish. I ran a marathon that way senior year, listening to Golic and Greenberg talk about baseball rumors I can’t remember and basketball news I couldn’t fathom caring about for at least 13 of the 26.2 miles.
By Jason Mast
There’s nothing like a magnificent act of nature to get people outside just long enough to snap a few photos or send a couple live tweets. If you weren’t looking at the sky through those special glasses ( hopefully not recalled ones ) on Aug. 21 to catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse, you probably had a really good reason for being otherwise preoccupied.
By Mia Mamone
Sometimes, I forget that I was a Linkin Park fan. Songs like “Numb” and “Bleed It Out” went the route of The Fray rather than of Coldplay, with me giving them all up when I got to high school and discovered seemingly cooler music. That’s not to say Linkin Park wasn’t cool – when I first discovered the band’s music, it was everything that I didn’t even yet know I wanted in songs. And while part of that came from Linkin Park slipping hip-hop and electronic sounds into rock, most of it had to do with Chester Bennington’s voice.
By Justin Curto
When a team wins after a traumatic event takes place in its city, it makes everybody feel good. Those people deserved a reason to smile, you might read, and this team gave it to them. This narrative is woven into the fabric of countless sports movies. But the story of the 2017 Houston Astros, a team that rode contributions from both stars and former cast-offs, and just four years ago lost 111 games, was compelling in pure baseball terms, with or without the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. That's what made it so special.
By Andy Brown
As 2017 winds to a close, ‘tis the season for Christmas movies on every TV channel. Few holidays can compare when it comes to polishing time-honored tradition with a glaze of colorful warmth, but Pixar’s Coco does just that with the Mexican holiday Día de los muertos.
By Laura Zornosa
Our world revolves around fonts. We just don’t know it.
By Emma Kumer