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A Tale of Two Gileads

Is there a balm in Gilead, and can it be found?  The word Gilead usually signals healing, restoration, and comfort. But in both instances where...

okay u need to know some more about folklore

avidly posted some conclusive folklore information on friday, but a surprise taylor swift album is the kind of major avidity event that often requires...

what u need to know about folklore

Everybody calm down. She’s great, she’s a manipulative genius. This is an objectively great album—not perfect, but very good, a good event in my...

Let Them Eat Cake

It started on July 8, 2020 with a video posted by Buzzfeed’s food and cooking channel Tasty, captioned “These Are All Cakes.” The video...

SVU and the Problem of Justice

Consider this fantasy of justice: a man defends his choice to marry and impregnate his thirteen-year-old stepdaughter, and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit’s...

Who Influences the Influencers? On SARK and Sarah Ban Breathnach’s Lite Feminism

We all know about GOOP. The dangers of jade yoni eggs, the cashmere joggers in a saved Chrome tab, the wildly popular Gwyneth profile...