Arielle Bernstein

Arielle Bernstein's work has been featured in The Atlantic, The Rumpus, The Millions, and RogerEbert.com, among other publications. She teaches writing at American University. You can follow her on Twitter @NotoriousREL

Lost in the Litchfield riot: "OITNB" shows how precarious mental illness treatment is behind bars Arielle Bernstein
The "personal essay boom" is dead. Long live the personal essay! Arielle Bernstein
The human cost of a forced upgrade: What we lose when technology platforms fade away Arielle Bernstein
Reassessing "Daria": The legacy of MTV’s deadpan "misery chick" is not one of cynicism, but hope Arielle Bernstein
Yes, feminists can laugh at themselves: "But don't be lazy with your rape joke" Arielle Bernstein
When "I'm sorry for your loss" doesn't cut it: "Orange Is the New Black" explores the limits of easy apologies Arielle Bernstein
Killing with kindness: "Lady Dynamite" and "Kimmy Schmidt" prove nice women can be funny and complex, too Arielle Bernstein
Beyond the "girl power" anthem: Beyoncé, Lana Del Rey and pop's radical embrace of female vulnerability Arielle Bernstein
Joy is a feminist (comedy) act: With her playful, dirty swagger, "Broad City"’s Ilana is breaking the mold Arielle Bernstein
Our Barbies, ourselves: The new diverse Barbies are progress — but we're giving them too much power Arielle Bernstein
Nobody has to “man up” here: Feminist shows “Jessica Jones” and “Transparent” are also a win for men Arielle Bernstein
The new cool girl trap: Why we traded one set of rigid rules about who's "likable" for another Arielle Bernstein
The existential genius of Lana Del Rey: Performing yearning self-destruction as meaningful as Don Draper's — and just as uniquely American Arielle Bernstein
Girl swagger and blood lust: Rihanna, Taylor Swift and repackaging toxic masculinity for a female audience Arielle Bernstein
Pennsatucky's redemption: How "Orange Is the New Black" pulled a reverse "Breaking Bad" Arielle Bernstein
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