Susan Sontag's essay "Notes on 'Camp'" informed the 2019 Met Gala. Here's what that could look like on the red carpet.
Invisibility presents extraordinary obstacles and risks depending on who is blind to your illness.
Michael: Why Manhattan's East Village? Michael Ernest Sweet is an award-winning Canadian writer and photographer. Michael
In the recent period I've seen a number of films about the history and legacy of Nazism, most of them German and current, and I read about a new book on two legends of German cinema. The juxtaposition of these events in time seemed coincidental. Or was it?
Something is askew here: The notion that strength is the main thing we want, or need, or care about. Though the word "strength" can be vague or misleading, it doesn't help to change terms and propose that we want women who are agents rather than mere instruments or objects.
"Through photographs we follow in the most intimate, troubling way the reality of how people age. . . . Photography is the
What is the point of exercising if you're only going to shrivel up and die? A well-toned body is nice, but it's prone to atrophy. When a cast is removed from a broken leg, the sight of the diminished muscle is unnerving. Injuries or not, at a certain point you're facing a losing battle.
If a Somali man is considered feminine he is deemed weak, helpless, pitiful: The underlying message being that femininity is inherently inferior to masculinity. Variants of this thinking extend across most cultures, belief systems, races and sexualities.
Who benefits when governments appeal to UNESCO to endorse a traditional medicine as intangible cultural heritage? Who loses and who gains when the FDA determines what can and cannot be called a "medicine"?
The basic human right to literacy is less available to thousands of children in Los Angeles, who are growing up without the benefit of a middle school library. Currently, 76 of the 92 middle school libraries in LAUSD are either closed or without professional staff.