The year of the ladies

2017 was a watershed year for many reasons, but one thing stands out above all others: the massive cultural transformation in society's treatment and understanding of, and attitudes toward, women. This trend has been driven, in large part, by female voices and characters in pop culture. 

The world as it is

Democrats' willingness to clean house gives them the moral high ground, but it leaves them crippled, politically. Plus: The Girlfriend Experience nails down our current political moment, and Daniel Shaver's execution by police in Arizona underscores the need for police reform.

everything is okay

Cirocco Dunlap's new web series, Everything Is Okay, mixes the technological paranoia of Black Mirror with the absurdist cityscapes of Man Seeking Woman, and Taylor Swift goes full Game of Thrones in her new video for "Look What You Made Me Do."