Anna Swartz
Anna Swartz

Anna is a reporter for Mic covering entertainment news and LGBTQ issues. She can be reached at

Feb. 21, 2018

We asked young female directors what an Oscar win for Greta Gerwig would mean to them

"We still have a long way to go. We’ll get there."

Feb. 20, 2018

The showrunner of ‘Jane the Virgin’ on women’s sexuality, words you can’t say and Petra’s coming out

"It’s just stunning how many words about female sexuality you can’t say versus how many different ways you can watch a body being cut up."
Feb. 15, 2018

These are the Oscar “firsts” that we’re still waiting for

Here are just a few of the historic firsts we want to see happen.
Feb. 12, 2018

Transgender woman Celine Walker fatally shot in Jacksonville, Florida

Local media and officials repeatedly misgendered Walker.
Feb. 8, 2018

Transgender woman Tonya Harvey fatally shot in Buffalo, New York

Harvey is at least the third transgender woman killed in the U.S. in 2018.
Feb. 1, 2018

These actors, filmmakers and creators could make history at the 2018 Oscars

If you're looking for record-setters, here are the people to watch at the 2018 Academy Awards.

Jan. 30, 2018

Roxane Gay, who authored a ‘Black Panther’ comic, says she wasn’t invited to the film’s premiere

Gay tweeted on Monday that she hadn't been invited to the Los Angles premiere of Marvel's upcoming 'Black Panther' movie.
Jan. 26, 2018

Lorde could win album of the year at the 2018 Grammys. These women helped pave the way.

Presenting a history of the women who've taken home album of the year at the Grammys
Jan. 26, 2018

Actors Yolonda Ross and Tiffany Boone on how they bring the women of ‘The Chi’ to life

Two women from Lena Waithe's Showtime drama 'The Chi' open up about their roles on the show.
Jan. 25, 2018

Casey Affleck won’t be presenting at the 2018 Oscars

Affleck reportedly told the Academy that he will not be attending the ceremony.
Jan. 25, 2018

Anne Heche says Harvey Weinstein once exposed himself to her, then fired her for refusing him

“There is no bigger monster, and it’s great that he’s being taken down."

Jan. 24, 2018

These artists could make history at the 2018 Grammys

We could see some major firsts at the Grammys on Sunday night.
Jan. 23, 2018

Is ‘Three Billboards’ a shoo-in to win best picture at the Oscars? Not quite.

The controversial Martin McDonagh film isn't necessarily guaranteed victory on Oscar night.
Jan. 18, 2018

Dylan Farrow speaks about allegations against Woody Allen in new interview

"I have been saying this – I have been repeating my accusations unaltered for over 20 years and I have been systematically shut down, ignored or discredited."
Jan. 17, 2018

Your guide to the cast of Netflix’s new ‘Queer Eye’ reboot

Meet the new members of the "Fab Five."
Jan. 16, 2018

Timothée Chalamet says he’ll donate the entire salary he earned on a Woody Allen film

The 22-year-old star is donating his entire salary to three charities.

Jan. 12, 2018

Trans woman Viccky Gutierrez reportedly found dead in Los Angeles

Friends and community members are raising funds to send Gutierrez's remains home to her mother in Honduras.
Jan. 10, 2018

James Franco denies sexual misconduct allegations in interview with Stephen Colbert

"The things that I heard that were on Twitter are not accurate."
Jan. 9, 2018

These five male celebs are supporting Time’s Up. They’ve also worked with Woody Allen.

So, what do these stars have to say about the alleged abuser?
Jan. 8, 2018

Transgender woman Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien killed in first reported trans homicide of 2018

Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien, 42, was found dead in her home.