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.
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.
The Hulu miniseries uses everyday scenes to take on an all too persistent problem in the fight for racial equality.
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.
Not every love story has a satisfying end.
Many of these books are criticized for their unrealistic portrayal of the world; however, that may be their greatest strength.
While reigniting interest in poetry, ‘Instagram poets’ like Rupi Kaur and Amanda Lovelace still face their share of criticism.
With digital media on the rise, it is no surprise that there are more options than ever out there for manga fans to get their fix anytime.
Although plenty of time has passed since they were first released, literary classics have much to offer.
A seemingly ambitious project, the series falls prey to poor execution and hollow characterization.
The original novel behind the Netflix series leaves fans intrigued and captivated by the modern-day Ted Bundy.
This small publishing duo is making waves with their thoughtful reissues of out of print novels.
She’s the definition of a bad–s woman born before her time who championed intersectionality and womanism in her poetry, essays and other writings.
Dark humor, messy gore and surreal turns characterize her impressive run in the early ‘90s.
This fresh adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s book exalts each March sister in her own right, exploring the girls’ unique struggles and experiences.
Get ready to dive into star-trotting space operas and meet super-powered web slingers.
These creatives used their unique voices to capture the complexities and concerns of the past ten years.
Richard Powers’ Pulitzer Prize-winning book captures the imagination with larger-than-life personification and gives a new take on contemporary issues.
Set 100 years ago, the novel portrays a 1919 full of political and social tension that should not be unfamiliar in the present day.
If you’re still hankering for more British monarchy drama, check out these titles.
Exciting storytelling has been replaced with long-winding exposition in the young adult author’s latest novel.
This Shakespeare adaptation strays from the source material, but in doing so creates quite the cautionary tale about the price of war.
Holly Black ties up the loose ends in her sweeping ‘Folk of the Air’ young adult fantasy series.
They have a charm that can’t be matched by the large corporate chains.
Ibram X. Kendi’s newest book mixes personal narrative and political analysis to examine how structural racism manifests itself today — oftentimes unconsciously.
The ‘Folk of the Air’ trilogy — a world of intrigue and fairies — will receive a fitting send-off by the acclaimed young adult author.
Fans deserve more credit for their art, especially as fan works move into the mainstream.
The demand for change in the performing arts is leading to a new kind of sex talk.
If you find yourself stressed, running from one thing to the next, you might need a new strategy. This reading habit can help bring intentionality to chaotic routines.
Even amidst a future, supernatural dystopia, this manga still sees hope at the heart of humanity.
Can HBO finally make an adaptation that will make Alan Moore proud?
Stephen Chbosky is back at it with this classically structured horror novel, where a child once again convenes with the supernatural realm.
Whether she’s writing as V.E. Schwab or Victoria Schwab, her wide range of books are always worth the read.
This show is both educational and entertaining, if you can believe it.
Just because you can consume it doesn’t mean it was made for you.
In sharing his HIV-positive status in his new memoir, the ‘Queer Eye’ star opens up an important dialogue.
A recent trend in popular culture may indicate a growing fear of those with too much power.
For four years, she was referred to as ‘Emily Doe.’ It’s time to learn who she really is.
Will Artemis be the next ‘Harry Potter’ or the next ‘Percy Jackson’?
This movie looks at ambition, mental health, creativity, complacency and how they all connect.
One of America’s greatest authors led quite a remarkable life, for better or for worse.
Where will our dystopian heroine find herself this time?
It’s a gift that keeps on giving.
Blessed be the fruit. From Atwood to Zumas, here four feminist fiction novels that will help you to start a revolution.
This generations-spanning anime and manga provides nearly endless hours of inspiring entertainment for those with the courage to take the dive.
Grant Morrison’s comic book miniseries tells the story of three cybernetic animals and their perilous journey in search of home.
These artists will make you laugh even on the worst days.