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Herman Melville’s Commode

I have recently become the reverential custodian of a commode that belonged to Herman Melville. I achieved this honor through an unlikely sequence of...

Laterally Cool

Queen Kris

Recipe for Memory

Marianna De Marco Torgovnick experienced the rupture of two of her life’s most intimate relations when her mother and brother died in close proximity....

Twenty- Five Thoughts On The Method Wars

11234 I declare a thumb war. That one is easy, it has clearly defined rules and parameters. More Method Wars should be like this. 2It...

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...

The Problem with Rigor

Today: ICU beds in six states have reached capacity as COVID-19 overwhelms American hospitals; a hurricane more powerful than Katrina is headed with increasing...

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...