Arielle Bernstein

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

Uzo Aduba as Suzanne Warren in
Lost in the Litchfield riot: "OITNB" shows how precarious mental illness treatment is behind bars Arielle Bernstein
Woman Writing
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
Daria; Bojack Horseman; Not a Wolf twitter account
Reassessing "Daria": The legacy of MTV’s deadpan "misery chick" is not one of cynicism, but hope Arielle Bernstein
How to Win at Feminism
Yes, feminists can laugh at themselves: "But don't be lazy with your rape joke" Arielle Bernstein
Orange Is The New Black S4
When "I'm sorry for your loss" doesn't cut it: "Orange Is the New Black" explores the limits of easy apologies Arielle Bernstein
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Lady Dynamite
Killing with kindness: "Lady Dynamite" and "Kimmy Schmidt" prove nice women can be funny and complex, too Arielle Bernstein
Beyoncé, Lana Del Rey
Beyond the "girl power" anthem: Beyoncé, Lana Del Rey and pop's radical embrace of female vulnerability Arielle Bernstein
Ilana Glazer
Joy is a feminist (comedy) act: With her playful, dirty swagger, "Broad City"’s Ilana is breaking the mold Arielle Bernstein
New Barbies
Our Barbies, ourselves: The new diverse Barbies are progress — but we're giving them too much power Arielle Bernstein
Transparent, Jessica Jones
Nobody has to “man up” here: Feminist shows “Jessica Jones” and “Transparent” are also a win for men Arielle Bernstein
Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Schumer, Anne Hathaway, Taylor Swift
The new cool girl trap: Why we traded one set of rigid rules about who's "likable" for another Arielle Bernstein
Lana Del Rey
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
Breaking Bad, Orange Is the New Black
Pennsatucky's redemption: How "Orange Is the New Black" pulled a reverse "Breaking Bad" Arielle Bernstein
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