The left-wing populist uses blistering words to speak out against a rigged economic system, as well as those who don’t fight hard enough against it.
Despite his smaller following than many, the progressive talk show host has repeatedly proven his skill in the YouTube debate arena.
The progressive political group has found the secret to getting results from powerful people. It isn’t always comfortable, but we’re here for the results.
The success of the rapper’s second annual festival proves Astroworld 2020 will not be one to miss.
It’s not about video games anymore.
Stay informed as this election approaches … it’s anyone’s race.
His signature campaign promise is in dire straits.
In honor of the president’s two years in office, here’s the most current list of everyone who’s quit or been fired.
Here are the female frontrunners for the Democratic bid in the 2020 elections.
The former Baylor frat president faces almost no repercussions after raping and assaulting an unconscious woman.
China wants a censored search engine, and Google might be greedy enough to oblige them.
If the argument comes down to exposure, then other addictive products are equally incriminated.
Democratic socialism just might be what saves the Union.
She was the most powerful woman in the world for eight years, and she did a lot to earn it.
Despite increased political engagement, the number of under-30-year-olds voting is still far too low.
Did Brian Kemp steal the election?
Just how far did the blue wave ride?
Which is very bad news for Democrats.
Some say yes, he says no.
Despite the surge in interest from young voters, a majority-Democrat Senate is still a long shot.
More than ever, celebrities across the entertainment industry are getting political. Should they?
Twitter posts don’t make you a political activist.
Warren’s DNA test results proved she just doesn’t get it.
Democrats across Texas are hoping so, but their hope might not be enough.
Kanye’s MAGA hat and pro-Trump rhetoric has left fans upset, America confused and everyone wondering: Where is this coming from?
And several former Miss America winners have jumped to her defense.
Has Melania Trump forever changed the American First Lady?
It’s gotten so bad that even John Cusack’s getting involved.
It won’t be long till Amazon owns the government anyway.
Sessions ruled that domestic abuse victims can no longer seek asylum in the United States.
The ‘Jersey Shore’ star’s recent domestic dispute highlights the sad relationship between violent relationships and reality television.
Two glitches in seven days have underscored, yet again, how addicted everyone is to the app.
And might have helped disenfranchise thousands of voters in Ohio and throughout the U.S.
Here are the best podcasts to tune in to if you’d rather ignore those pesky CNN notifications.
She successfully manipulated an entire city into believing she was royalty, but the $62,000 debt on a credit card told a different story.
Eminem’s sound effects in ‘Kill You’ sparked conversations about whether gunshot-like sound effects are appropriate in the wake of mass shootings.
The 45th president spurred more than his fair share of controversy at the 44th G7 Summit shortly before his meeting with Kim Jong Un.
Net neutrality has now officially been repealed, and nobody knows exactly what the future holds for internet usage.
The home rental service allows individuals to register their homes as emergency shelters, bringing new meaning to ‘loving thy neighbor.’
Facebook and Twitter dominate today’s social media landscape, but with bad press popping up left and right, it might not stay that way forever.
How the predominantly Catholic country defied centuries-old doctrine.
Since 1999, suicide rates have risen nearly 30 percent.
Samantha Bee’s apology to Ivanka Trump was the first real ‘I’m Sorry’ I have heard in a while.
Just feel the Bern and imagine the flames of Bernie Sanders waging war on the status quo, eliminating student debt and leading the United States with honesty and integrity.
Fashion icon Kate Spade hid her issues with mental illness behind her bubbly public image for decades.
Trump’s surprising choice to pardon an old woman serving time for drug offenses is good news — but don’t expect big changes out of his administration.
Men are often removed from the conversation and are now left without certain rights that women have been granted.
Trump might be able to do some good if he can muster an ounce of diplomacy.
He could pardon himself if he wanted to — not that he has to! — but he could.
The film, which was shown to Starbucks workers during their anti-bias training, offers a poignant look into the struggles of African Americans.
Now, finally, the Miss America pageant can finally be about the contestants’ personalities.
Reid is just the latest in a string of TV personalities to be caught in a freedom of speech issue.
The iconic fashion designer was found in her apartment Tuesday morning.
R. Kelly and XXXTentacion, both of whom were targeted by the policy, actually saw their streams rise during the probation.
The verdict provides little insight as to how far the Constitution protects religious liberties and same-sex rights.
If this can happen to an FBI agent, it could easily happen to anyone.
Facebook will remove this section after complaints surrounding fake news and restriction of conservative content.
SESTA/FOSTA, the new bill passed by the Senate, is endangering the sex work community through its harmful generalizations.
Through the financial assistance of the Evans Scholarship, dedicated caddies gain the opportunity to attend college free-of-charge.
Rather than fall in line with traditional Catholic doctrine, the first ever pope from the Americas is forging new territory with an old message.
The Kent State graduate used her college graduation photos to promote her answer to the gun crisis in America: arm the students.
With his term not even half complete, Trump’s environmental legacy has the potential to be the worst of any modern president.
Innovative startup E6PR has created edible six-pack rings, but do the environmental benefits justify the higher production cost?
If even their best baristas routinely misspell customer names, then a half-day of training probably won’t solve much.
Hateful communities of men have been forming at alarming rates across the country.
In light of a new policy for the National Football League, controversy surrounding kneeling during the National Anthem continues.
The less attended and publicized hearing provided disturbing insights into Cambridge Analytica, Facebook and free speech.
What does it mean to lose 1,500 children anyway?
Recent breakthroughs in 20th-century murder cases have led to a new debate over police access to genealogy databases and privacy.
Volunteers at Siena College are using 3D printing technology to create prosthetic limbs for children.
Recent actions from the governments of the United States and Israel might signal a shift in the fate of the popular two-state solution.
In a time when even the cold facts are questioned, journalists may find strength in embracing subjectivity — and breaking journalistic conventions.
Student Andrew Schneidawind wanted to show politicians the fear that students and teachers live through every day.
The league’s controversial decision to ban the protest might just lead to further political activism.
There’s never been something like this before.
De Blasio has told the NYPD to come up with a plan to stop the police from wasting their time making ‘unnecessary’ arrests for pot.
The Houston football star has a history of altruism when it comes to his adopted city.
Uber recently changed its policies on sexual assault, giving victims a platform to speak out.
In health care, despite decades of scientific advancement, systematic sexism is still alive and well — unlike the women it’s killing.
Are clickbait and biases the future of mainstream news outlets?
Gun control has become a hot-button issue for primaries across the country.
Including the Sutherland Springs shooting and Austin bombings, nearly 40 Texans have died from domestic terrorism since November.
The university will reportedly have to use student tuition to finance the agreement.
Incels are making headlines with shocking acts of terror, but where does the incel philosophy stem from?
By creating The American Agora within the university, students of American University are promoting ideological diversity throughout their campus.
Although the water is technically considered safe, Flint residents do not trust the water until all the pipes are replaced.
The controversial decision marks a break with decades of diplomatic precedence.
Kilauea is happening now, but here are other volcanoes that people should have their eye on.
Has the rapper’s recent behavior robbed him of his artistic achievements?
Across the country, majors and standardized curricula are becoming a relic of the past.
Sun’s out, panels out.
After the death of a bulldog on a United flight in March, PETA and other animal rights activists have rallied against the airline.
Maybe he’s on to something after all?
While Trump criticized the agreement as being too lenient on Iran, critics fear the retreat will antagonize diplomacy efforts.
New theories have emerged in favor of the flat Earth, or so Flat-Earthers say.
Oh, the hypocrisy.
America is witnessing a disaster unfold in real-time at the hands of Rudy Giuliani.
Last year, the president broke a 16-year-old tradition by refusing to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, as anti-immigrant policies have continued to define his presidency.
The organization allowed girls into its ranks, but with plenty of planned segregation.
According to William H. McRaven, UT’s departing chancellor and the man responsible for the assassination of Bin Laden, there’s no harder gig.
The genre can be fickle with its trends. However, this series seems to have the hang of these new fads with its fresh take on old tropes.
The author’s second novel, which follows a grandmother and granddaughter, puts family and community at the forefront but lacks balance in its storytelling.
The touching but heartwrenching World War II novel explores a Jewish girl’s hope-filled journey to find community in a war-ravaged Germany.
The novel explores the long process of a guarded teenager finding belonging in her last foster home after a lifetime of letdowns.
The novel’s heartbreaking exploration of divorce and loss allows its exquisite friendships and familial connections to take center stage.
In her new book, Brit Bennett dissects extremely relevant issues with memorable characters and excellent storytelling.
Have you always wanted to start a journal, but didn’t know where to begin? Try one of these simple techniques to get started on your daily journaling journey.
Scott O’Connor has a unique and fearless writing style that will immerse you in the novel and make you feel like you’re part of the story.
Victor LaValle’s story blends fantastical elements with the very real issues of racism and violence, all against the backdrop of the urban landscape.
The new book written by Donald’s niece exhumes decades of corruption and greed in the Trump empire, even before her uncle entered the White House.
People who share protagonists’ identities shouldn’t only author books. Their feedback can vastly improve how books represent marginalized groups.
The open letter against ‘cancel culture’ was mostly signed by people with enormous influence — those who least need to worry about ‘cancellation.’
The psychological realism of Laura van den Berg’s second book parallels the isolation many are feeling during the pandemic.
After receiving harsh criticism from her colleagues, the former columnist speaks of the grim consequences for people that go against the grain.
In her new book, Samantha Mabry shows readers that vulnerability and independence are not mutually exclusive.
Instead of villainizing technology just because it’s trendy, Cal Newport makes a compelling case for satisfaction that runs deeper than pings and pixels.
In her memoir, Carmen Maria Machado documents her experiences in an abusive queer relationship, telling a story that often goes untold.
The concept provides an artistic and powerful way to engage in social change by coaxing our imagination to connect us to the voices of the past.
Now more than ever, people are calling on brands to step up. The culture magazine took another step in the right direction by having Dario Calmese shoot their cover.
With videos ranging from book reviews to bookshelf tours to group reads, this online community is more than just a virtual book club.
The philosopher’s theories of the ‘studium’ and the ‘punctum’ explains why we prefer certain creative works over others.
There’s no shame in dropping a book that you have no desire to read.
Khalil Gibran Muhammad’s exploration of African Americans during the Progressive Era unveils the prejudice behind evidence of Black criminality.
Whether you want to be a prestigious journalist or write the next bestselling fantasy novel, these tips will help you build a following.
Asexuality and aromanticism are seemingly impossible to find in mainstream pop culture, but what if we look beyond the labels?
Whether your goal is to cut back on wasted screen time, increase your cultural knowledge, or learn self-patience, this app is a necessity.
This exercise is one of the best ways to help authors overcome feeling stuck. Following certain guidelines of the practice will ensure success.
In her book ‘Sweet Remedies,’ herbalist and apothecary Dawn Combs spills the beans on honey-based drinks and confectionery.
‘Such a Fun Age’ and ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ illustrate that just avoiding overt racism isn’t enough to combat white supremacy on a systemic level.
It is more important than ever to remember the teachings of renowned Black feminist scholar as we consider empathy in our own communities.
The graphic novel by Raina Telgemeier captures the struggle of being diagnosed — and living with — a chronic illness.
Amy Poehler, Hope Jahren and James Comey reveal that although success seems bright and shiny from the outside, the journey there is often bumpy.
Though Robin DiAngelo’s book clearly comes from a well-meaning place, does the book undermine the possibility for working-class solidarity across races?
So-called ‘portal fantasy’ reveals the awe, fear and transformative power of traveling to another world — one that might be appealing in our present dystopia.
Just because the author has revealed her transphobia doesn’t mean fans have to completely abandon the the franchise. Instead, they can reclaim it.
Alan Moore’s comics explored a character’s psyche that continues to resonate with contemporary politics, albeit for the wrong reasons.
They are often essential community institutions, and their continued survival during the pandemic is now more important than ever.
In light of the chaos coming out of Washington D.C. today, this book is the perfect read to cure your woes.
Susan Choi’s novel defies conventional wisdom about fiction and intentionally creates characters that are hard to relate to — making a unique, compelling read in the process.
Saeed Jones’ memoir is an honest and striking coming-of-age story about the Black queer experience and fighting to become yourself.
The Hulu miniseries uses everyday scenes to take on an all too persistent problem in the fight for racial equality.
Beth O’Leary’s debut novel, which features a very unusual living arrangement, makes the case for the genre as possessing real emotional depth.
Julie Berry mixes the gods of Ancient Greece with romance and World War I, all in a novel that portrays the violence of white supremacy.
In this memoir, the comedian uses his personal experiences in South Africa and the U.S. to outline the fundamental irrationality behind racism — and why it continues to flourish.
Almost everything magical in the fantasy series relies on the use of animals in some shape or form. Is it even possible for a vegan to live in this world, and would they even want to?
American pop culture has been defined by black excellence for decades. From Gordon Parks to Aaliyah, black artists continue to influence the new generation.
The Mason family left an imprint on the West Hollywood queer scene with their shop. Years later, members of the community talk of its unwavering relevance.
During times like these, creatives have way too much time on their hands. One result: killer web comics with deadly serious undertones.
Once a cherished author, the ‘Harry Potter’ writer has fallen from grace due to her continued ignorance regarding trans and other members of the queer community.
For fans who just finished the series, leaving the world they’ve come to love just isn’t an option. Fortunately, they don’t have to.
Written on a prison typewriter, the novel tells the story of a young man who falls in love, joins the war and robs banks to pay for heroin — a tale not unlike the author’s own life.
At first glance, ‘The Hunger Games’ prequel has flat characters and a dull Hunger Games. However, is Suzanne Collins just challenging readers to reflect on how they view violence in entertainment?
Eric Cervini’s historical opus describes how homophobia within American law enforcement bears a striking resemblance to racist policing practices.
This wildly popular, binge-worthy web comic takes the myth of Hades and Persephone and sticks it into today’s world.
All good things must come to an end. By constantly amending their works, authors like J.K. Rowling risk ruining their books — and stunting the growth of young fan fiction writers.
In attempts to combat the lack of diversity, writers from non-marginalized communities often miss the mark when writing about groups they don’t identify with.
Suzanne Collins’ new prequel to the ‘Hunger Games’ trilogy investigates the origins of the series’s central villain, President Snow, without justifying his hunger for power.
As June begins and protests over racial injustice continue, it’s important to make space for queer black literature.
The acclaimed novelist writes that, much like writing, running requires deliberate practice, even when you don’t feel completely passionate about it.
Framed as a series of letters to her daughters, the star comedian uses her book to explore life experiences, inequality and her culture with her trademark vulgar hilarity.
Published in 2017, Paul Butler’s book equips supporters of Black Lives Matter with one more important resource to curb racism in law enforcement.
Using the small publishing platform, the ‘After’ author was able to make a name for herself — and at the same time, raise the possibility that others could do the same.
Although the stories of Greek gods and goddesses may originate from thousands of years ago, the lessons they give to us still resonate today.
Even nearly 20 years later, this classic graphic novel from the author of ‘Persepolis’ stands up for women, not just in Iran, but worldwide.
From the intricacies of penguin poop to the origin of bellybutton lint, these works will answer questions you didn’t even think to ask.
‘Men have called me mad but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence.’ — Edgar Allan Poe
The 6-year-old lead character of the long-running manga and anime not only investigates crimes, but the culture of his native land as well.
If you don’t think you have the time to read the longer classics, these shorter fiction works that span a wide range of genres will help you on your literary journey.
It’s time people start taking the genre seriously.
Set against the backdrop of Malaysia’s infamous 1969 race riots, this young adult novel and webtoon deals with the horrors of prejudice and trauma.
There’s so many approaches that you can take; the important thing is to do what feels right to you.
The legendary author identified the pain all around us, but still found reasons to be optimistic about the human spirit.
Twenty years after the film adaptation of his novel ‘American Psycho,’ the author maintains his status as someone with an honest artistic vision.
The Lorrie Moore short story, told in second person, is a powerful statement about not giving up on your ambitions.
Set against the context of the #MeToo movement, the debut novel of Kate Elizabeth Russell probes into the interactions between a predatory man and his teenage student.
During stressful times like these, it’s reassuring to return to old, beloved stories instead of forging into the new and unknown.
Against the backdrop of a small Texas town, Elizabeth Wetmore’s novel is a gritty depiction of a violent, patriarchal society.
It’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, so why not read about the importance of loving and accepting our identities?
What is it exactly that gets lost in the void between the page and the screen — and why do fans of the book get so mad about it?
They might not be getting big movie or TV adaptations, but they might just become your new favorites.
The heartwarming young adult novel follows an Asian American teenager caught between the culture of the United States and her parents’ homeland.
Writing a poem can be a terrifying process. Here are some tips to make the journey easier.
It’s perfectly normal to feel confused as you fully enter adulthood. This book by Dr. Meg Jay shows some ways to attain clarity and direction.
Polished lesson plans and real-world examples from the prestigious paper of record will give anyone the skills they need to become better at writing.
The Batman universe courts controversy with its fandom by turning the original Robin/Nightwing into an edgy bad boy with amnesia.
The zine released by the Asian American Feminist Collective offers a communal response to the emerging anti-Asian xenophobia in the wake of COVID-19.
The magazine has been a shadow of its former self for years. Will it be able to keep up in the online publishing world?
You already have all the magic you need inside.
When there’s nothing better to do, journaling could be the perfect way to pass time and release your inner anxieties.
A good story has no targeted age group, and punchy, coming-of-age narratives can appeal to anybody.
Fan fiction is adding a few more dimensions to a character many felt was left underdeveloped.
It’s time to go on another angsty adventure with the prolific young adult author.
There’s still so much to say about these beloved books and the impact they have had on an entire generation of readers.
His work ‘The Taste of Cigarettes’ demonstrates that writing is borne of personal toil — whatever form that may take.
Poetry isn’t just written down. Some poets are evolving the genre by using their voices as their medium.
While the world has lauded the country for K-beauty, this webtoon shows the dark side of South Korean beauty standards.
Despite its endorsement from Oprah, Jeanine Cummins’ book about the life of a Mexican woman is having a damaging impact on minorities.
The Chinese web novel finds its strong female lead getting an opportunity to start life over as a teenager, and avenging the betrayal that ended her life.
Both shows are based on beloved fantasy books, but are they comparable?
The storied and often dangerous life of the Latin American author helped create stories that spoke to isolation and dislocation.
We stan the biromantic, asexual woman of color protagonist in Claire Kann’s new novel.
Autumn De Wilde’s film may not be entirely true to the book, but it still captures the essence of the author’s work.
While its simple style has received praise for its accessibility, there are a few that can satisfy readers who want more.
It’s not only a whole new world of literature, but what’s better than something that’s free and accessible at any time during the day?
Why is the murdering main character of the Netflix show garnering so much sympathy?
Writing is — and should be — really hard and really frustrating. Otherwise, you’re not doing it right.
Diversity can be hard to find in the accepted literary canon, but literature is full of LGBTQ+ representation if you know where to look.