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Grace: An Unfinished Draft, A Fire

  My great-Aunt Helen died when she was 88-years old. At the time, I was 35, and had just been hired onto the tenure-track. A...

Bezos Stole My Space Sex and I Want It Back

There’s so much wrong with the Billionaire Space Race. It’s gross that it’s populated by old white men; it’s gross that the earthbound working...

Gamers Like Me

In a press release issued about its past “mistakes,”—issued in tandem with countless other organizations in response to antiblack police murder and global uprising...

Home Alone With the NYT

Last March, life was suddenly not good. In the real world, this was because people were dying, en masse, each alone; in the world...

Why Did Bridgerton Erase Haiti?

Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton novels are mostly populated with white people like the regency-era England where they take place. The London of Shonda Rhimes’s Bridgerton...

“Find Something New to Love”(as long as it’s not Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza)

  There's only one piece of dogma I’ve never questioned: Mexican Pizza is the best thing at Taco Bell. That makes the fact that in...