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The Academy’s Response to Grammys So Male: “Women Need to Step Up”

If Taylor Swift is the great white hope for women to be acknowledged at the Grammys then may the gods have mercy on our souls. 

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Kesha’s Powerful “Praying” Performance at the Grammys

The song was nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance and the album Rainbow was up for Best Pop Vocal Album (we will most likely angrily recall for the fact that both lost to Ed Sheeren for the rest of time).

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Who Is the Sixth Person on TIME’s “Silence Breakers” Cover?

And who else is left out?

Five women are on the cover of TIME's Person of the Year issue. But if you look at the picture, you can see a sixth person's arm in the lower right corner. That's deliberate.

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Why Was Weinstein the “Watershed Moment” and Not Dr. Luke or Bill Cosby? And What Does That Say About Us?

It seems that (hopefully not just for the moment) everything has changed with regard to how we respond to and talk about sexual harassment and assault in the entertainment industry and elsewhere. from the resurgence of Tarana Burke's #MeToo campaign to a seemingly endless number of high-profile people of all genders coming forward with their stories. However, this has been a problem forever. So, why now?

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Things We Saw Today: Stan Lee Gives Chadwick Boseman His Seal of Approval to Play Black Panther

Yesterday, Black Panther co-creator and Marvel legend, Stan Lee, gave the actor playing the iconic character, Chadwick Boseman, his blessing.

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Kesha’s New Music and Its Impact on Survivors of Sexual Trauma

“If I am alive, why?”

Kesha’s new music matters because it shows an underrepresented community that survivors have voices, voices that can speak to—and speak beyond—their experiences, that there is life after trauma.

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Dr. Luke Is Still Suing Kesha For Defamation, Because We Live in a Patriarchal Hellhole

Kesha's former producer Dr. Luke, whom she accused of rape and abuse, is suing her for defamation and subpoenaing Lady Gaga.

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Sony Dropping Dr. Luke Like a Bad Habit Might Not Be as Great for Kesha as We’d Hope

We've been covering the horror show that is Kesha's case against her former producer, Lukasz Gottwald (A.K.A. Dr. Luke), in which she accuses him of sexual assault and abuse. Now Sony, parent company to Dr. Luke's production company, Kemosabe Records, is distancing itself from the producer (finally!). In many ways, this is a victory for Kesha. In many ways, it's not.

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Judge Declares That Kesha Should’ve Known Dr. Luke Was Going to Rape and Abuse Her, Rejects Her Lawsuit

This week, Kesha appeared in front of the New York Supreme Court, hoping against hope that Justice Shirley Kornreich, who has previously ruled in alleged rapist Dr. Luke’s favor, would reconsider an amended lawsuit. However, Kornreich sided with him again, this time with a side-helping of victim blaming.

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Things We Saw Today: THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Live-Action Pokémon Movie Coming From Legendary

We've been talking about it since the spring, but it seems that now a Pokémon live-action film is actually coming, with Legendary Entertainment having won the bidding war for the rights.

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Kesha About to Head Out on Appropriately Named Music Tour, First Since Lawsuit With Dr. Luke Began

You can't keep Kesha down.

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Kesha’s Back: Singer Returns to the Studio With Zedd to Record New Music

Kesha is back in the studio recording new music thanks to the help of fellow music artist friend Zedd.

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Kesha Told She’s Not a Slave to Sony, Has Her Case Against Them Thrown Out of Court

The ongoing saga of Kesha's attempt to free herself from working with Dr. Luke and Sony Records came to a startling and frankly disappointing end today as a New York judge sided with Sony's request to dismiss the case entirely.

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Kesha Says She Was Offered “Freedom” If She Apologized and Withdrew Rape Claims

Kesha posted an picture on Instagram about an alleged offer on the condition she publicly retract her statements and apologized.

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Kesha’s Mom Shares Her Perspective About Abuse Allegations Against Dr. Luke

For the first time since her daughter Kesha brought allegations of rape and abuse against her producer, Dr. Luke, Rosemary Patricia “Pebe” Sebert is speaking out about her daughter's case, giving her perspective on the horrible situation.

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Things We Saw Today: Charlize Theron Helped Jenny Beavan Learn to Take a Compliment

Costume designer Jenny Beavan, who won an Academy Award this past weekend for her work on Mad Max: Fury Road, was interviewed recently by Vanity Fair. The entire article is fascinating, but one anecdote is particularly notable.

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Things We Saw Today: Deadpool’s Negasonic Teenage Warhead Concept Art

Concept artist Joshua James Shaw shared some early concept art for Deadpool's Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and it's fascinating to see the different iterations she went through.

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Things We Saw Today: Help Make This Rolling LEGO BB-8 Official

They see me rollin'

The one-upmanship of BB-8 toys continues! The newest contender for definitive BB was designed entirely out of LEGO parts by master builders Mark Smiley and James Garrett (yep, even BB-8's spherical body is officially LEGO--Smiley and Garrett re-used a plastic sphere that was initially part of Subulba's Podracer set).

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Adele Declares Support for Kesha, Who Releases Statement on Case Against Dr. Luke

As the case between Kesha and her alleged abuser Dr. Luke continues, more and more artists have come out of the woodwork to voice their support of the pop star. Just recently, Adele came out to share some words of support as she accepted her award at The Brits.

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On Kesha, Victim Blaming, and Society’s Standards for the “Perfect” Survivor

On Friday, we were incredibly disappointed to hear that a judge had denied Kesha's request for a preliminary injunction, trapping her in a contract with Sony.

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