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  1. Girls who read, learned, climbed trees, fought back, solved mysteries, fell down, got back up, struggled, persevered. Girls who survived crazy hardships or learned valuable lessons. Girls who looked just like me. Brave girls. Smart girls. Funny girls. White girls.

    Culture
  2. . . . each of us is making the web as we go along. Our tweets, our Facebook posts, our Instagram photos, our Reddit comments are literally and figuratively the links that hold the web together. Online our actions don’t speak louder than words, our words are our actions, and we should make them count.

    Culture
  3. But more importantly, it’s our fault — the audience — for falling into the trap so obviously set for us: rather than taking time and thinking critically about the images we are delivered on a mass scale, we’ve accepted that a knee-jerky, short-form response is more suitable and more powerful.

    Commentary
  4. I think, somewhere, there’s a place where Questlove and that woman in the elevator have something in common: patriarchy tells them both they ain’t shit.

    Culture
  5. If only more people wanted to understand “Hot Nigga” and not just the dance that made the song so popular. Maybe then, we’d cry for Bobby and the thousands of youngsters like him as we cried for Simba when he lost his father.

    Culture
  6. My question for the six boycotters is this: if you cannot physically bear to sit in a room and show solidarity with people who have been murdered for drawing cartoons — murder being the most terminal form of censorship — then what is the point of belonging to PEN at all?

    Culture
  7. In many ways, we’re no longer taking photos at all. We’re viewing, and reviewing, life through a viewfinder.

    Culture