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Culture

Where cultural change intersects with pop culture.

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Representation
Retrospective

5 years ago, the most heartfelt indie platformer changed video games forever

We are all climbing our own mountain.

Come out

Fire Emblem Engage needs to let its characters out of the closet

Queer is not a dirty word.

Persona Week 2023

14 years later, I still can't forget the most underrated Persona love story

“As long as you understand, I don’t need anything else.”

The Inverse Awards 2022

The best video game smooch of 2022 makes me feel less alone

The depiction of love in Signalis is heartbreakingly beautiful.

The Inverse Interview

Willow's LGBTQ+ relationship is part of its legacy, star says

Willow star Warwick Davis and EP Jon Kasdan talk honoring and building on the progressive legacy of the ‘80s cult fantasy flick.

Gaming Interviews

Catalyst: How Apex Legends made its first trans woman more than “the transition story”

Making good trans characters means looking beyond transition.

Gayming

You need to play the spiciest mobile game of 2022

A couple that hunts devils together, stays together.

Inverse Codex

Everything you need to know about Catalyst in Apex Legends Season 15

That witch came from the moon!

Rebel with a cause

Star Wars theory reveals the heroic origins of an overlooked character

Have we seen Vel before?

Rebel with a cause

Andor Episode 6 redefines a powerful message at the heart of Star Wars

Though they may not look like it, the Dhani form a saddening parallel with the real world.

Pride

How to get a free Destiny 2 rainbow transmat for National Coming Out Day

Show your pride, Guardian!

Innovation

EV ownership has a racial gap — one major change could bridge the divide

Today’s charging infrastructure favors homeowners, who are more likely to be white.

Gayming

Blizzard explains Overwatch 2 tournament's "gender verification system"

You know what they say about the road to hell?

Gaming

Last of Us HBO trailer hints the show won't ignore a key romance

This pivotal character won’t be left behind.

Game Recs

Final Fantasy's most underrated love story leaves Game Pass in a few days

Kiss kiss fall in love.

FEATURE

53 years ago, NASA convinced America to go to the Moon — can they do it again?

“$12 a day to feed an astronaut. We could feed a starving child for $8.”

Social Justice
The Superhero Issue

Black Panther 2 is wading into the messy history of Atlantis

Rebel with a cause

Andor Episode 6 redefines a powerful message at the heart of Star Wars

Though they may not look like it, the Dhani form a saddening parallel with the real world.

Gaming

How Minecraft is building a more empathetic metaverse in the classroom

Virtual empathy for real life.

Innovation

EV ownership has a racial gap — one major change could bridge the divide

Today’s charging infrastructure favors homeowners, who are more likely to be white.

The Rules of Time Travel

How Watchmen uses time travel to explore the sinister cycles of racism

The HBO adaptation of the iconic graphic novel examines generational trauma via time alteration.

Entertainment

How Everything Everywhere All at Once wields science fiction in a new, empowering way

Michelle Yeoh’s sci-fi epic uses the multiverse to explore the desires and dreams of Chinese Americans.

Unequal

Dementia rates of Indigenous Australians show the lifelong impact of racism

The shockingly high rates have implications beyond one country.

Culture

Atlanta Season 3 review: Donald Glover is more confident and unpredictable than ever

The FX series returns to remind you there is nothing else quite like it.

DC

The Batman finally holds Bruce Wayne accountable in one historic way

Matt Reeves gives viewers the most nuanced understanding of criminality ever depicted in a Batman film.

Quantic Nightmare

How the 'Star Wars Eclipse' controversy sparked a movement

The Superhero Issue

What’s wrong with wanting to be saved?

Just because I’m a Black, queer, woman, and ostensibly un-Christian doesn’t mean I don’t want a Sky Daddy to come and make things easier for me.

The Superhero Issue

We, the Super Ones

Black women are already superheroes, even if Hollywood doesn’t see it.

The Superhero Issue

Roxane Gay: A letter from the editor

Gaming

Jacksepticeye calls out “Chad energy” in Activision and wider gaming culture

“It’s really sad to see that some aspects of that still remain.”

Robin takes Wing

Is Robin bisexual? Maybe, but it shouldn’t matter

The comics show Tim Drake accepting a date from a male suitor, but that doesn't mean anything concrete just yet.

Inverse Recommends

You need to watch the most inventive time-travel movie on Netflix ASAP

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HORIZONS

A robot choreographer reveals why M3GAN — and all robots — should dance

“I think roboticists should become dancers.”

Culture

2,454 years ago, one eerily familiar event led to the downfall of Ancient Athens

During the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, Thucydides was cited frequently, and for a good reason.

Culture

Medieval manuscripts reveal why humans loved cats — with one big exception

Pets were a status symbol in the middle ages, but one type stood out.

Taste of the Holidays

Inside the toxic history of a beloved festive spice

Next time you drink a pumpkin spice latte, think before you sip.

2023 Sci-fi

The 6 biggest sci-fi movies to look forward to in 2023

Resolve to make time for these hotly anticipated films.

Movie Myths

Wonder Woman’s fantastical Amazons are based on these real-life warriors

Themiscyra is pure fiction, but its inhabitants are closer to reality.

Science

These science-backed hacks will keep your Christmas tree fresh for weeks

A forestry specialist explains how to properly care for your holiday spruce.

Taste of the Holidays

How do Christmas cakes last for years? Inside the “perfect storm” of preservation

Love or hate them, there’s no denying some fruitcakes are not just old — they are ancient.

Culture

Can’t believe the holidays are here already? Your aging brain may be to blame

The way we experience the passage of time changes as we age.

Retrospective

Downsizing was ahead of its time — by about five years

Alexander Payne’s sci-fi flop has gone from prescient to downright realistic (with one big exception).

Last Call

5 fantastic sci-fi movies leaving Netflix in December 2022

“Elvis isn’t dead. He just went home.”

Inverse Recommends

Steven Soderbergh’s best thriller you’ve probably never heard of is streaming now on Netflix

Not dead yet

8 DC Studios movies still coming after Wonder Woman 3 cancellation

Changes are afoot at DC.

Retrospective

How James Cameron made the greatest sci-fi thriller of all time

The Terminator came from a dream that I had.”

Under the sea

Gems, coins, and ancient treasure: 10 ghostly shipwreck discoveries from 2022

DC Studios

The 6 biggest DC movies canceled in 2022

Even the strongest heroes aren’t safe at James Gunn’s DC Studios.