Katie Kilkenny is a former associate editor at Pacific Standard, where she covered culture both online and in print. She was previously at The Atlantic, where she was an editorial fellow on the culture channel. Prior to that, she wrote freelance film reviews and reported features, reviewed scripts at a Hollywood talent agency, and helped select short films for the Telluride Film Festival.
What Lisa Taddeo Learned in Eight Years of Reporting on American Desire
Taddeo's new book profiles the intimate wants and needs of three women across the country.
A Remarkable New Book about the Charleston Shooting
Pulitzer Prize-winning Post and Courier reporter Jennifer Berry Hawes discusses how mainstream journalism tends to stereotype the victims of mass shootings.
'It's Not Just About Art—It's About Our City': Why Decolonize This Place Held a Nine-Week Protest at the Whitney
Two organizers from the organization that spearheaded the demonstrations in New York City discuss how their members' background in art and art history informed their nine-week action.
The Forgotten Story of How Harper Lee Investigated an Astonishing Murder in Alabama
Author Casey Cep discusses her new book about Harper Lee's unfinished manuscript detailing the alleged crimes of an Alabama preacher and the man who shot him.
The New Guantanamo Bay-Themed Play That Serves as a Rejoinder to 'Homeland'
Playwright Dipika Guha discusses Islamophobia in American media, and why audiences seem hungry for art that mirrors the gray areas of our civic life.
How Brian Fies Turned His Escape From the Tubbs Fire Into a Graphic Novel
The author and illustrator explains how seeing his home reduced to a "desolate plane" by the 2017 disaster inspired his latest book.
How Esmé Weijun Wang Helps Us Understand Schizophrenia
The author, who also suffers from the illness, discusses her new essay collection—a fresh and visceral study of schizophrenia.
Author and Illustrator MariNaomi Examines the Lives of Complex Characters
We spoke to MariNaomi about what she recommends reading, watching, and listening to.
Marvel Screenwriter Nicole Perlman Shatters the Glass Ceiling for Women in Sci-Fi
We spoke to Nicole Perlman about what she recommends reading, watching, and listening to.
Documentary Filmmaker Amy Ziering's Politics of Empowerment and Change
We spoke to Amy Ziering about what she recommends reading, watching, and listening to.
Musician and Professor Vijay Iyer on the Western Canon and the Future of Jazz
We spoke to Vijay Iyer about what he recommends reading, watching, and listening to.
The FCC Votes to Eliminate Anti-Monopoly Media Rules
The agency voted to eliminate the eight-voices rule, which barred television stations in one market from mergers unless at least eight independently owned and operated stations would remain post-merger.
NBC Set to Air First American Drama With Nearly All-Asian Cast
Albert Kim will write the script, about a family-run electronics corporation.
Objects That Matter: The Knockoff-Inspired Designer Good
Awareness that a brand is widely counterfeited can make shoppers more willing to pay for the real thing, a 2012 study found.
The Number of TV Episodes Directed by Women and Minorities Has Hit an All-Time High
But white men are still directing the majority of television shows.
How Joachim Trier Made This Year's Coolest Queer Supernatural Thriller
In Thelma, a college freshman come to terms with her telekinetic powers—and her sexuality.
A Company Funded by Peter Thiel Just Launched a Hotline to Help Women Report Sexual Harassment
After the Harvey Weinstein controversy, Legalist has launched a telephone and online forum for harassment claims in all industries.
How Common Are Harvey Weinstein's Investigation Tactics?
The founder of an L.A.-based private investigation firm offers his perspective on the producer's alleged detailed investigation of journalists and accusers.
BBC Sees 'Spike' in Sexual Harassment Claims Post-Weinstein
The broadcasting company is currently investigating 25 claims.
Vice Media Launches Multi-Million Dollar Initiative to Empower Female Directors
Broadly Films aims to hire women directors, particularly those of Middle Eastern descent.
How Black Showrunners Transform Television Writers' Rooms
A new report argues that black television helmers hire more black writers—and give characters of color much-needed, nuanced narratives.
CBS Hit With Workplace and Sexual-Harassment Lawsuit
In the past month, women from ABC, Nickelodeon, and Amazon have also lodged complaints about inappropriate conduct at the office.
Former Child Actor Starts Campaign to Expose Hollywood Pedophilia
Corey Feldman says he wants to "literally change the entertainment system as we know it."
Actress Files First Lawsuit to Emerge From Harvey Weinstein Scandal
More than 50 women have now come forward to accuse the film producer of sexual misconduct.
Why The Weather Channel Decided to Take on Climate Skeptics
The network has been celebrated for trumpeting climate-change evidence and the ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico. According to weather.com's editor-in-chief, its direction isn't political.
Over 200 Female Animators Call for an End to Sexual Harassment
Their note arrived the same day Nickelodeon fired an animation-series creator accused of sexual harassment.
Producer Stephanie Allain Makes Movies That Truly Reflect the American Populace
We spoke to Stephanie Allain about what she recommends reading, watching, and listening to.
How Are Today's Emerging Screenwriters Approaching the Subject of Rape?
In the aftermath of news about Harvey Weinstein and Cinefamily, a script database analyzes its stories for sexual violence.
New Allegations Against Harvey Weinstein Include Rape
After a report last Thursday about eight previously undisclosed lawsuits by women against Weinstein, 13 women alleged sexual harassment or assault by Weinstein in a piece in The New Yorker.
'Being a Refugee Is a Human Condition': An Interview With Ai Weiwei
The celebrated artist's new documentary makes the case for incorporating more compassion into our approach to displaced persons.
Harvey Weinstein Reached Settlements With Eight Women Over Allegations Including Sexual Harassment
In a statement, Weinstein said he was seeing therapists and planning to take some time off of work.
A Fourth Woman Accuses Roman Polanski of Sexual Abuse
This time, a former German actress has stepped forward.
The Kardashians Still Aren't Disclosing Paid Ads on Instagram
An ad-watchdog group has compiled a database of over 200 Kardashian social media posts that neglect to say they are advertisements.
Film Reporter Quits After Sexual-Assault Allegations Emerge Against His Publication's Founder
Allegations against Ain't It Cool News founder Harry Knowles emerged on Saturday.
A Conversation With the Ecofeminist Who Helped Inspire 'Mother!'
Susan Griffin explains the meaning behind the film's images of female suffering.
When the Insane Clown Posse Fans Marched on Washington
A look inside the Juggalo March on Washington.
The Emmys Criticized Trump. Sean Spicer Was There Too.
The 69th annual television awards sent a very mixed political message.
Accused Sexual Harasser No Longer at Film Publication Owned by Alamo Drafthouse
Devin Faraci's second resignation follows widespread pressure on social media.
Film Fest Programmer Steps Down Following Re-Hiring of Accused Sexual Harasser
The festival's director of international programming is protesting its continued involvement with Devin Faraci.