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  1. Let Me Show You the World

    Iman Sultan explores the rich storytelling traditions that gave the world Aladdin — but that have been all but erased in the blockbuster Disney versions.

    Culture
  2. Variety

    From entertainment news to film, TV, and music reviews and much more: you’ll find it all at Variety’s official website.

    Film
  3. MTV

    At MTV’s official website, you can stream your favorite shows, watch the latest music videos, and get up to date on pop culture news.

    Music
  4. Lorene Scafaria’s ‘Hustlers’ and the Anatomy of the Scam

    “These archetypes give women the extremely confused message that to be truly independent, ambitious, and empowered — and dare we say, feminist — is to perform well in the marketplace of the likeable self. It also gives capitalism, which is superficially unfashionable, a second life: its mercenary logic can take on a socially conscientious sheen.”

    Feminism
  5. The Possessed: Dispatches from the Third Trimester

    “The impulse to see pregnancy as a sci-fi curiosity turns pregnant people into something that is not human, or at least adds an asterisk to their humanity.” In this longread, Sara Fredman writes about pregnancy, demons, and Stranger Things.

    Essay
  6. No One Cares What I Think about the New Star Wars

    With the final episode in the Star Wars saga just around the corner, writer Lucy Blue, a lifelong super-fan, reflects on the movies’ darker, more morally ambiguous tone, and the way the series has evolved since her ’70s childhood.

    Commentary
  7. So About What I Said

    When trolls told Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome sufferer Melissa Blake that she was too ugly to post photos on the internet, she responded with selfies — and they went viral. On her blog, she talks about disabilities, lifestyle, and pop culture.

    Lifestyle
  8. Life is Beautiful Festival

    The Life is Beautiful festival has “contributed over $350 million of economic impact to Downtown Las Vegas.” On the festival website, explore the music lineup; learn about its comedy, art, and culinary experiences; buy tickets; and more.

    Exploration
    Photo via lifeisbeautiful.com
  9. Crafty Chica

    Mexican-American artist and writer Kathy Cano-Murillo shares posts on Latino-inspired crafts, recipes, pop culture, travel, entertainment, shopping, books, entrepreneurship, and more.

    Crafts
  10. Seinfeld Law

    “We are a group of attorneys with an unhealthy obsession of Seinfeld and almost no free time on our hands.” Seinfeld Law takes on the legal issues in various Seinfeld episodes.

    Humor
  11. The 100 Best Movies of the Decade

    At IndieWire, explore a list of the 100 best movies of the 2010s, from Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice (#100) to Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight (#1).

    Film
    Image via IndieWire
  12. BmoreArt

    Baltimore, Maryland, is a city brimming with art, culture, and history. Since 2007, the BmoreArt team has been curating and highlighting the best events and happenings around the region to the benefit of locals, visitors, and armchair travelers alike.

    Art
  13. Star Wars News

    Go behind the scenes in a galaxy far, far away at the official Star Wars blog. Get character and location histories (and even recipes!), check out games and apps, and join the community of fans.

    Film
  14. Katy Perry

    From her latest music and project collaborations to tour information and merchandise, you’ll find it all at Katy Perry’s official site.

    Music
  15. Essence

    Essence.com is where “Black girl magic comes alive.” Read entertainment, beauty, and lifestyle news for and about Black women and centered around African American culture.

    Culture