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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...

Home for the Wookiee Holidays

Of all the beautiful moments in the original Star Wars Holiday Special, the one I hold most dear is a close-up shot of Malla’s...

On Almost Breastfeeding My Mother

Ping. I turn from the ungraded papers, unfolded laundry, and unsigned petitions piling up around me toward my phone, suddenly chirping out from under...

The Unlikely Activist

In August, Omaha seethes. But downtown, in the Old Market, the bookstore is cool and dark. Books run up the walks and collect in...