These posters are for a 1970 film about murdering hippies for no reason. Noah Brand looks at why it was a hit.
Can any meaning be derived from the president-elect’s word salad? Maybe, says Noah Brand.
If it were just one movie or TV show, we could dismiss it. But it’s a consistent trope across many different stories. Why?
They’re more than just sexist jerks, they’re the heroes of a different show.
A story with toxic ideas about gender includes the toxic image of men as success objects.
It doesn’t matter how you mean them, or if you’re joking, these common phrases may be hurting our kids. By Noah Brand and Joanna Schroeder
Heather N. isn’t buying into the idea that #GamerGate originates with certain handicaps of guys within gamer culture.
Being a man doesn’t mean you don’t get daily doses of nasty gender stereotypes.
Noah Brand grew up in 1990s Star Wars fandom, and was there the day it died.Like most geeks, I’ve been hearing a lot about the new Star Wars movies for a while. People opining one way or the other about casting announcements, plot leaks, the teaser trailer, whether the new sequels will be wonderful or…
The way we talk about sex is based on some very dubious assumptions, starting with the idea that “normal” is a thing.
How does nerd rage feel from the inside? And what can be done about it?
From “fake geek girls” to Gamergate, a certain demographic seems constantly, causelessly angry. But are you sure it’s the demographic you think it is?
Explaining one of the internet’s most annoying mysteries.
The recently-departed editor reshaped the 20th century from behind the scenes.
A strange man talking to two little girls isn’t necessarily something to be afraid of.