Atlas Obscura

Food, Agriculture, and Sustainability

On the Hunt for the Wild Relatives of America’s Favorite Produce

After Hurricane Katrina, Home Gardeners Saved New Orleans’ Iconic Squash

The Swap-a-Fish Program That Traded Tilapia for Seafood Contaminated By Agent Orange

In Zambia, A Craze for a Traditional Treat is Endangering Wild Orchids

Solved: The Mysterious Origins of Your Coffee’s Worst Nightmare

Found: Slime-Covered Notebooks Full of Conservation Data and Fish Scales

The Sake Master Reviving a Long-Forgotten Local Rice

Copenhagen Wants You To Forage On Its City Streets

Indigenous Food and Agriculture

The Chef Bringing Native American Flavors to Communities in Quarantine

Australian Wildfires Uncovered Hidden Sections of a Huge, Ancient Aquaculture System

The Restaurant Putting India’s Tribal Cuisine Back on the Menu

How Aboriginal Hunting and ‘Cool Burns’ Prevent Australian Wildfires

The Promise and Perils of Resurrecting Native Americans’ Lost Crops

How Ancient Tooth Plaque Solved the Mystery of the Banana’s Trans-Pacific Journey

Canadians Were Better at Clamming 3,500 Years Ago

Solved: The 300-Year-Old Mystery of Barbados’s Pigs

How Did Cahokian Farmers Feed North America’s Largest Indigenous City?

Solved: The Mystery of an Ancient Mayan Massacre

How to Feed a Megacity Like the Aztecs

Diasporic and Marginalized Food Cultures

The Culinary Legacy of Brooklyn’s First Free Black Community

The Japanese Ghost Town Buried Deep in a Canadian Forest

Eat Like a 1970s Radical With ‘The People’s Philadelphia Cookbook’

When the U.S. Interned Italians in Montana, They Rioted Over Olive Oil

American School Lunch is Becoming More Diverse, Like it Was in The 1910s

When Indian Hosts Opened Their Homes to Pakistani Cricket Fans

Australia’s Growing Camel Meat Trade Reveals a Hidden History of Early Muslim Migrants

A Pirate Botanist Helped Bring Hot Chocolate to England

The Refugee Women Turning Tastes of Home into a Food Delivery Business

The Tuscan Town Famous for Anarchists, Marble, and Lard

Gender, Sexuality, and Food History

How Lesbian Potlucks Nourished the LGBTQ Movement

The Return of Japan’s Female Sake Brewers

The Founder of America’s Earliest Lesbian Bar Was Deported For Obscenity

The Chocolate-Brewing Witches of Colonial Latin America

The Girl Who Jumped Out of a Pie And Into a Gilded Age Morality Tale

When American Waitresses Were Labeled ‘Women of Ill Repute’

The Scholar Mapping America’s Forgotten Feminist Restaurants

Teen Vogue

Why Bisexual Women are At a Higher Risk of Violence

Here’s How Street Harassment Affects Women’s Mental Health

The Washington Post

Lesbian Bars are Disappearing. We Spent the Night at One That’s Still Standing.

Why Monogamy’s Not for Me

“Don’t Date the Locals” Is Horrible Advice


How to Orgasm Without Being Touched

When Is a Couple’s Age Difference Too Much?

How to Tell if Polyamory is Really for You

A Complete Guide to Post-Sex Cleanup

How to Reclaim Your Sexuality After Trauma

A Low-Grade Fever: On Aziz Ansari’s Comeback Netflix Special

How to Spend Valentine’s Day If You’re Single

Our Favorite Porn That’s Both Sexy and Ethical

How to Master Affirmative Consent (It’s Hot, We Promise)

The Talkspace Voice

Rape is an Economic Crime

The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Dire Need for a Mental Health Safety Net

Can Abusers Change?

What You Need to Know About Dating an Intimate Partner Violence Survivor

Why Doesn’t My Friend Leave Their Abusive Partner—And How Can I Help?

How To Tell Someone You’re Not Interested

Dealing with Complicated Feelings Around Abusers

Why is Talking About Looks Damaging to Mental Health?

One Year After #MeToo

My Abusive Partner Promises They’ll Change. Will They?

How Men Can Confront Toxic Masculinity

How Psychology Stigmatized Female Orgasm (And How We Got it Back)

How Mental Health Activists Are Fighting Racism


#MeToo, Ansari, and the Difficult Question of Justice

No, the #MeToo Movement is Not About Women “Playing the Victim”

Is #MeToo a Moral Panic? Not if We’re Clear About Our Values

What I Would Have Said to You Last Night Had You Not Cum and then Fallen Asleep

Why Should Feminists Be Against the Sex Offender Registry?

Romantic Love is a Patriarchal Conspiracy, According to New Melissa McCarthy Film

Fucking with Feministing: No Hard-on? No Problem!

Who Gets to be Naked at Harvard University?

Rape Culture is a Contract We Never Actually Signed

Let’s Talk About Intimate Partner Violence in Queer Communities

What the New York Times Gets Wrong About Obesity


Harvard’s Exclusive Clubs Reflect the School’s Problems with Race, Class, and Gender


The Most Brilliant Woman in the Room 

Experiencing Imposter Syndrome? That’s Probably Because You’re an Imposter 


Pro-Choice for Christ


Why Are There So Many LGBT Youth in Prison?

The Ladies Finger

Pink’s Right. Sometimes You Just Want to Clock a Man With a Beer Bottle.

Critical Collective

Seeking Sunny Leone: A Journey Through the Digital Erotic

Begums, Buddies, and Bandits: Imaging Queer Histories and Imagining Queer Futures in Dedh Ishqiya


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