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Past articles by Rachel:

Telling Muhammad Ali's story in full: "What really struck me the most was how much humility he had"

Salon talks to Antoine Fuqua about the new doc "What's My Name" and how he sought to tell such a remarkable story → Read More

"Knock Down the House" with AOC: New film offers a deeply humanizing portrait of a media obsession

The documentary follows 4 women who embarked on progressive, unconventional primary campaigns in the 2018 midterms → Read More

"Nothing's more American than cheating workers": How NFL cheerleaders fought back

"A Woman's Work" documentary features the women who sacrificed their dreams and careers to fight for equal pay → Read More

"Game of Thrones" battlefield bravery: Tiny Lyanna Mormont did not refuse the call

Spoilers ahead! Let all of the Seven Kingdoms honor the lady of Bear Island, the North's fiercest warrior → Read More

The last time I danced: What do you when the thing you love most doesn't love you back?

Dance consumed my life for 25 years. But over a year ago, I performed for the last time → Read More

D. Watkins speaks for himself: "I think we can have tough conversations, make each other upset"

Salon's Watkins on claiming his space in the publishing world, why direct service is his activism, and his new book → Read More

Jack Dorsey makes nice with Donald Trump: Twitter clearly has no interest in curbing abusive content

If Twitter is serious about addressing its role in "the health of the public conversation," look no further → Read More

Arya Stark is how old now? Why her "Game of Thrones" scene with Gendry is so controversial

It's great that Arya's first time was consensual. But I'm sorry, no one wants to see kids getting it on → Read More

Beyoncé's "Homecoming" masterclass: Black intellectual tradition wrapped in a groundbreaking concert

Beyoncé makes black feminism accessible in her Coachella film, building on the education she's delivered for years → Read More

Don't forget that Jaime Lannister pushed Bran Stark out of a window. Can the North forgive?

The eerie final scene of the "Game of Thrones" season premiere left Jaime's redemption arc in jeopardy → Read More

Cheering on Tiger Woods? It's complicated

The story of a golf legend who just made a legendary comeback should be a simple one, but it's not → Read More

How will "Game of Thrones" end? Fans on Salon's staff have theories

Our theories range from likely to insane — the same spectrum "Game of Thrones" operates already → Read More

Evangelical Taylor U community in uproar over Pence speech: "Deeply at odds with following Christ"

Mike Pence's selection as commencement speaker "blindsided" many in the Taylor community, sources tell Salon → Read More

Lori Loughlin faces new charge, Felicity Huffman apologizes in college admissions scam case

Here's what's happened since the FBI's college admissions bribery case broke nearly a month ago → Read More

Lil Nas X and "Old Town Road" expose the myth of Nashville's country-purity standards

"Old Town Road" has become a flashpoint for dialogue around genre, race & the exclusion of black artists in country → Read More

From Britney Spears to Taraji P. Henson, celebrities are being more open about mental health

Their recent admissions of mental health issues highlights how celebrity culture is often in opposition to wellness → Read More

Tucker Carlson accidentally praises MSNBC's Chris Hayes as a feminist's ideal man

He's what every man would be "if feminists ever achieve absolute power in this country," says the Fox News host → Read More

Nipsey Hussle's remarkable legacy: Acclaimed rapper never stopped giving back to South L.A.

The artist/activist was shot and killed Sunday in his own community, which he spent his career investing in → Read More

No, Cardi B is not like Bill Cosby: Controversy over resurfaced video is fueled by bad faith outrage

A resurfaced video from Cardi B has a lot of people seeing double standards where there are none → Read More

Janet Jackson's induction: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is finally part of the Rhythm Nation

Jackson's long overdue honor is justice, finally, for the 2004 Super Bowl fallout → Read More