Articles by Jordan Alexander Stein


Destiny’s Julia Child

Editor’s Note: this essay was scheduled prior to the announcement of the Ferguson Grand Jury’s decision. We have decided to publish it as scheduled, following the belief, expressed here, that love and pleasure are not the opposite of politics, rage, or grief, but rather are politically essential expressions of our humanness.   This is a difficult…


Ad Phallum

Among the many excellent and impassioned objections to Missouri Republican Todd Akin’s horrible comment about “legitimate rape,” I have yet to see someone say what seemed so obvious to me: this phrase is an insult to the very concept of legitimacy.  I understand, of course, that legitimacy hardly requires defense.  Defined, according to my dictionary,…