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Bodies and Minds

On Melanie Klein’s Loneliness

Often, when I mention Melanie Klein's name, people roll their eyes and recite the only thing they’ve heard about her – "good breast, bad...

Queen Kris

The best part of watching Keeping Up With the Kardashians for the first time hasn’t been, as I expected, immersing myself in froth, glitter,...

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....

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...

Adriana’s Abs and the Return of Low-Rise Jeans

If you shop on Depop, grew up in the 90s/00s, or (like me) are incurably online, you’ve probably heard the news: Y2K fashion is...