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The Gay Politics of Cute

  Have you seen this video yet? It’s gone viral, and it’s incredibly adorable. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvtKI_snIhM] Two gay dads and their sons take the stage to advocate...

March Madness. Even Grumpy Cat BELIEVES.

NO. The great thing about March Madness, the term that refers to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament that takes place during, yep, March, is NOT...

Losing It

Within minutes of the first workout of the first episode of this, the fourteenth season of The Biggest Loser, the camera fades to red...

Writing and Failure

Seven months and two weeks after my first book was published, I hacked a hardback copy into hundreds of pieces with a hunting knife. ...

The Strange Pleasure of Terrible Women

I have been wondering about myself.  Because a few weeks back, at a party, I found myself walking up to a terrible woman.  I...

Why I Don’t Write for Free*

Avidly is running pieces about the experience and labor of writing. You can read the first, "Why I Write for Free," here. We’d like to...