What’s the Difference Between the #MeToo and Time’s Up Movements?

Thursday, March 8 is International Women’s Day, but 2017 and 2018 could each arguably be called the year of women. The groundbreaking anti-sexual assault and women’s empowerment movements #MeToo and Time’s Up upended the public conversation about women’s issues around the world, and elevated the global consciousness surrounding the obstacles women encounter in their daily(…)

What’s Making California’s Wildfires So Dangerous?

The Southern California wildfires spreading through Ventura and Los Angeles counties are among the devastating wildfires residential communities have seen in the decades since developers have expanded further and further onto land prone to natural disaster. But in several ways California’s fires are unusual. They come late in the year when weather conditions typically stifle(…)

The Opening Scene of Thor: Ragnarok Is Kind of Confusing. Here’s What’s Going On

In the opening minutes of Thor: Ragnarok we meet a not-so-friendly fire monster who informs us that he plans to destroy Thor’s homeland of Asgard in an event called Ragnarok. For those unfamiliar with the Thor comics — or Norse mythology — this villain’s brief introduction is a bit confusing. So who is this fiery(…)