Opinion

The musician remembers coming out in the aftermath of the Lebanese Civil War and the recent death of Egyptian queer activist Sarah Hegazi

By Hamed Sinno

A rarely seen documentary shows the UK's Black communities in the wake of two tragic incidences of police brutality towards unarmed Black mothers in 1985

By Rianna Jade Parker

Retro pleasures are a smokescreen that fails to conceal the painfully quick dismantling of institutions that have lasted centuries

By Sarah Manguso

Patriotic imagery and calls for ‘togetherness’ distract from grass-roots demands for systemic change

By Orit Gat

Describe a global crisis in 600 words? Too hard. But isn’t everything else irrelevant right now?

By Elvia Wilk

After Hours is filled with a familiar, sometimes crushing, sense of yearning for something more

By Aria Dean

The fifth season of Billions is a queasy portrait of inequality in the US, but it can be hard to look away

By Ian Bourland

In FX’s new series, the women on both sides of the fight for the Equal Rights Amendment know that the totems of power are often just good grooming

By Haley Mlotek

As COVID-19 intensified, video games about disease spread

By Lewis Gordon

A new Netflix documentary and an online exhibition at Fierman Gallery, New York, celebrate the legacy of a shuttered gay bookstore, and the world disappearing along with it 

By Evan Moffitt

Six minutes of the glossy new streaming app’s TV-for-smartphone ‘quick bites’ can feel like an eternity

By Kyle Chayka

From his parodies of celebrity culture to his depiction of gender identities, there is still a lot to unpack on the centenary of the film director’s birth

By Jamie Mackay