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Ebola, Zombies, and Our Viral Past

The horror stories about Ebola seem to be proliferating as quickly as the disease itself. International newspapers and even governmental edicts speak of zombies....

Larry Kramer Gave Me Chlamydia

“Best sex? Oh, it's just so hard to rate these things. There's degree of difficulty, style points, choice of music. Did they land on...

Trolling Gender Trouble

Over the past two years, gaming culture’s gender problem has been dragged out into the light. Women like Zoe Quinn (a game developer) and...

We’ll Always Have Disneyland Paris

Since 1945, American culture has functioned less as friendly emissary than zombie horde. Marauding across continents, it devours brains, assimilates everything in its path,...

Ferguson’s Literary History

If much else is murky, one thing is clear: you cannot understand #Ferguson without hitting the books. Though the continued relevance of many of our best...

Do It For the Vine

Walking home from the bar at 1am, the couple a few paces in front of me began holding hands. A bit too far ahead...