Politics on the Dance Floor: Reclaiming Queer and Black Roots in Electronic Dance Music
by Keith BarbalatoApr 14, 2016
- As the multibillion-dollar electronic music industry grows, artists and organizers are taking back the spaces and sounds of the marginalized people who started the genre.
This Syrian Band Played Its First European Gig in a Refugee Camp. Now It’s Going on Tour
by Rebecca CollardFeb 29, 2016
- When the members of Khebez Dawle fled Syria, they never expected they’d soon be playing sold out shows across Europe.
The Feminist Rappers Who Are Updating Sweden’s Old-Fashioned Definition of Rape
by Lindsey WeedstonFeb 12, 2016
- In Sweden, Femtastic gives survivors of sexual violence a voice in a male-dominated music industry.
The Middle Eastern TV Show Bringing Feminist Views on Marriage to 80 Million People
by Lindsey WeedstonFeb 04, 2016
- In Turkey, a soap opera is informing women of their rights and challenging cultural assumptions about marriage.
White Privilege II Showed Me What an Unruly Mess We’re In
by Jonathan CunninghamFeb 01, 2016
- A Seattle music writer quoted in Macklemore’s controversial new song appreciates how it speaks to young white people—but wishes it had gone further.
Waging Life in a War Zone
by Jen MarloweJan 12, 2016
- From Gaza’s colorful neighborhood to its underground theater, resistance is an art.
What’s the New Economy Look Like? Here’s What Our Artists Did With Your Ideas
by Kate AronoffJan 07, 2016
- Pictures of windmills and farmers markets are great, but they don’t capture the diversity and radicalism of the movement. So we asked readers like you for poster ideas and handed them over to two of our favorite artists.
After Trauma: A Graphic Journey Through Wild Healing
by Leela CormanDec 22, 2015
- In this collection of watercolor illustrations, a comics artist illustrates her journey through grief after the sudden death of her first child.
8 Amazing Muslim Women Who Would Be Banned From Trump’s America (and Other News to Chew On)
by YES! StaffDec 16, 2015
- The inner lives of drone operators, refugee camps through the eyes of children, and women who would be denied entry to the United States under Donald Trump’s “total shutdown.”
Sci-Fi Fandom Declares Victory After Reactionary Nominees Lose Big at the Hugos
by Miles SchneidermanAug 27, 2015
- Despite a deck stacked against women and people of color, the voters rewarded both.
The Crunch: The Hackers Behind DIY Gynecology (And Other News to Chew On)
by YES! StaffAug 26, 2015
- A Mexican artist turns guns into a force for good, Banksy turns Disneyland into something dismal, and GynePunks bring open-source gynecology to the masses.
Sad Puppies, Rabid Chauvinists: Will Raging White Guys Succeed in Hijacking Sci-Fi’s Biggest Awards?
by Miles SchneidermanAug 14, 2015
- More and more women have been nominated for Hugo Awards in recent years—until this year. Here’s what’s at stake.
What Native Hawaiian Culture Can Teach Us About Gender Identity
by Jade SnowJul 27, 2015
- As the documentary Kumu Hina reveals, living between both genders is the more powerful “mahu" way.
One Poem That Saved a Forest
by Jacqueline SuskinJul 21, 2015
- How the friendship between a poet and a timber baron kept a grove of California redwoods from clear-cutting.
How a Bronx Theater Uses Avant-Garde Theater to Teach Everyday Activism
by Araz HachadourianJun 10, 2015
- Whether the crisis is AIDS or cyber-bullying, Pregones Theater’s empathy-based theater techniques help young people rehearse for action.