Silpa Kovvali

Silpa Kovvali is a New York-based writer who focuses on social and cultural criticism. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, and The New Republic, amongst others.

Stuff white people like: Yoga, tacos and pretending the white supremacy that fuels cultural appropriation doesn't exist Silpa Kovvali
Donald Trump, Jimmy Fallon
TV can't not be political: What Jimmy Fallon's defenders get wrong about late-night Silpa Kovvali
Hillary Clinton
How to take "bitch" down: What The New York Times gets right and wrong about the controversial word Silpa Kovvali
Matt Lauer
Play the devil's advocate: Why even "celebrity journalists" should be harder on their subjects Silpa Kovvali
Stranger Things
Sexual awakening in Hawkins: "Stranger Things" explores the terror and the triviality of adolescence Silpa Kovvali
LeBron James
ESPN's "Undefeated Conversation" about race and violence disproportionately burdens black players Silpa Kovvali
Amy Schumer
A comedian walks into a "mob": "Inside Amy Schumer" writer's rant against antirape culture deserves a backlash Silpa Kovvali
Ivanka Trump
Ivanka's insulating power: What the Trump scion still doesn't get about sexual harassment Silpa Kovvali
Michelle Obama
The Evolution of Michelle Obama, Convention Speaker Silpa Kovvali
How "UnReal" really went wrong: The reality-TV satire lost its moral high ground Silpa Kovvali
Stephen Colbert; Jesse Williams
TV as a conservative safe space: Fragile viewers can't handle being challenged by their entertainment Silpa Kovvali
Game of Thrones
Cheering the High Sparrow's death: Why the end of this "Game of Thrones" villain was so satisfying Silpa Kovvali
Donald Trump, Kim Kardashian
The Kim Kardashian exception: Why her empire is constantly questioned—and Donald Trump's isn't Silpa Kovvali
Odd Mom Out
The fine line between snark and mean: The biting satire of "Odd Mom Out" in danger of dulling Silpa Kovvali
Girls, GIlmore Girls
The 6 most ludicrous myths TV perpetuates about class in America Silpa Kovvali