Culture Feature

What We Can Learn From Emily Ratajkowski's New Essay

The model has accused photographer Jonathan Leder of sexually assaulting her in 2012.

Content Warning: The following article contains depictions of sexual assault.

Emily Ratajkowski isn't one to stay silent.

The model and actress, who's perhaps most widely recognized as "the girl from the 'Blurred Lines' music video," has used her platform over the past few years to engage in notable activism. She was spotted at Black Lives Matter protests in Los Angeles earlier this year and has been a loud advocate for women's rights, even serving as a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood.

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Culture Feature

This Haunts Me: Kevin Spacey's Bizarre Christmas Video

Kevin Spacey plays Frank Underwood doing his best impression of Kevin Spacey. If that sounds unsettling, well, it is.

Kevin Spacey

Art cannot be separated from the artist.

There's almost certainly some truth to the 30 individual sexual assault and harassment allegations levied against famed Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey in 2018. Despite the fact that the legal criminal assault charges against Spacey have all been dropped, far too many people have separately corroborated similar accounts of abuse for the charges to be a series of misunderstandings.

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Music Features

The Upsetting—and Unsurprising—Fall of Burger Records

After an outpour of anonymous sexual assault allegations, the Orange County indie rock label has shuttered.

Content warning: The following article contains brief descriptions of sexual assault and harassment.

Every few months to a year, a wave of sexual assault allegations aimed at men in the music industry pour into Twitter.

As relatively high-profile rock bands like Brand New, Pinegrove, and Real Estate came under fire for allegations of abuse and harassment over the past couple of years, more and more people—namely young women—have felt empowered to share their own stories of trauma at the hands of men in the music industry. It's become such a common occurrence that some Twitter users have dedicated ongoing threads to calling out these band members, prompting fans to half-jokingly claim they're quitting listening to music altogether.

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